This year, UWSP is proud to host an inaugural Active and Integrative Music Education (AIME) conference. This conference was imagined as music educators working with practicing music teachers and pre-service music teachers envisioned ways to encourage lifelong professional development of music educators.
With an eye towards reenergizing practicing music educators through scholarship focused on active music making and integrating the best practices and ideas from general music education throughout the music education curriculum in new contexts including ensembles, this conference was imagined as a place of sharing knowledge and music making. Little did we know at that time that our first conference would occur in the midst of one of the most challenging years for music education in all of our lifetimes.
Therefore, our conference is titled: 2021 Overcoming Obstacles. This new gathering is imagined as a place for scholars in the field, music teachers, graduate students, and undergraduate pre-service music educators to come together and learn from and with one another, hopefully while making music together, sharing positive stories of obstacles overcome, and inspiring one another.
It is hoped that this will be a positive and uplifting day that will encourage us all as we head into our Spring semesters and a new year full of hope and optimism for what music education at its best can mean for students of all ages!
AIME Conference - School of Performing Arts | UWSP