2021 Saskatchewan Music Conference

Friday, November 5, 2021

The conference's agenda is subject to change. Please keep checking back for the latest news and information.

NOTE: Session and entertainment replays will be available to participants for ONE MONTH after the conference.

SMC registrants will also receive access to exciting Teacher Resources during this time:

  • Penny Rosten's Sharing the Gift of Song;

  • Lyle Rebbeck's A Practical Guide for Teaching the Saxophone to Beginners; and

  • Dennis Brougham's Master Your Instrument Faster: The Benefit of Randomized Practice Drills for Music Education.



8:45 am

Welcome Address

Opening remarks, online etiquette and tips.

9:00 am

Keynote Address

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

The Crucial Role the Teacher Plays
in Music Learning

10:15 am


Student Posters / Honour Groups / RESONATE Presentations

10:30 am

Session 1 Options

Select one from the following:

Dean McNeill (Band Stream)

Developing and Maintaining a Jazz Component Within Your School-based Music Program

Sue Harvie (Orff Stream)

Literature, Literacy and Learning: F-U-N

Dr. Adam Con (Diversity Stream)

An Inclusive Approach to Representation and Inclusion

11:15 am


Entertainment: Brett Graham

11:30 am

Session 2 Options

Select one from the following:

Dr. James Weaver (Band Stream)

The New Teacher and What to Expect

Sherryl Sewepagaham &
Nick Godsoe
(Diversity Stream)

Kanata: Contemporary Indigenous Artists and Their Music



12:15 pm

Lunch Break

Entertainment: UofS Jazz Ensemble

1:00 pm


SMEA Contest Winner Showcase

1:15 pm

Session 3 Options

Select one from the following:

Erin Cole Steele (Band Stream)

Creating a Culture of Success in Your Middle School Band Program

Matthew Stensrud (Orff Stream)

Dancing from a Distance: Creative Ways to Move and Play

Eliza Doyle (Diversity Stream)

Recognizing and Responding to Diversity in the Classroom

2:00 pm


Entertainment: Garth Prince's
Dumela Kaufela

2:15 - 3:00 pm

Session 4 Options

Select one from the following:

Dr. Myra Rhoden (Band Stream)

Creating “The Standard” and Sticking To It

Aileen Miracle (Orff Stream)

Tech Tools for the Music Classroom

Dr. Scott Edgar (Diversity Stream)

Social Emotional Learning and Music Education

3:30 - 4:00 pm

SMEA Annual
General Meeting



6:00 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Happy Hour

SMC registrants here's your chance to enjoy a virtual Happy Hour (and a free $10 coffee break gift card) courtesy of Long & McQuade Musical Instruments!

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Reading Session

Open to both SMC delegates and the general public!

Don Closson

Reignite Your Program: Tunes and Tips to Bring em’ Back

Proudly sponsored by: Music Direct

8:30 pm


Music Class