2020 Saskatchewan Music Conference

Friday, November 6, 2020

The conference's agenda is subject to change. Please keep checking back for more information.


Orff's Annual General Meeting has been moved to 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

10:15 am

Break /
Honour Groups Presentation

10:45 am

Session 2 Options

Select one from the following:

Robert W. Smith (Band Stream)

Session TBA

Denise Gagne (Orff Stream)

Teaching in the Post COVID Classroom

Steve Damon (Diversity Stream)

A Musical Composition Project
For Your Middle Schoolers - and You

Irene Nordheim (Diversity Stream)

Education Essentials – Reading,
Writing, “Rithmetic”, and Rhythm



9:00 am

Welcome Address

Opening remarks, online etiquette and tips.

9:15 am

Session 1 Options

Select one from the following:

Scott Lang (Band Stream)

What's Right with Education? Music!

Brent Holl (Orff Stream)

The Flop-Eared Mule -

What Can You Do with a Folk Song?

Mike Kamphuis (Diversity Stream)

Conn-Selmer Division, Education Resources

Walt Hampton (Diversity Stream)

Fun With Congas/Tubanos

Delegates are encouraged to bring their own Tubano or Congo to this session.

Music Class



12:15 pm

Lunch Break

1:15 pm

Session 3 Options

Select one from the following:

Scott Watson (Band Stream)

Brassword – A Holophrastic
Approach to Teaching Brass

Manju Durairaj (Orff Stream)

Integrating Diverse Children’s Literature and Poetry in the Music Program

Jacob Faithful (Diversity Stream)

How to Incorporate Indigenous
Music Education into Your Curriculum

Eric Favaro / Lynn Tucker / Kyle Zavitz
(Diversity Stream)

The National Study: A 2020 Landscape of Music Education in Canada

2:15 pm

Break /
RESONATE Presentation

2:30 pm

Session 4 Options

Select one from the following:

Randall Standridge (Band Stream)

Big Success with Small Resources - Strategies for Ensembles with Limited Means

Aimee Curtis Pfitzner (Orff Stream)

Hits with Children's Lit

Lucas Welsh (Diversity Stream)

Fiddle in the North

Dr. Jennifer Lang / Dr. Jeanette Gallant / Dr. Kevin Lewis
(Diversity Stream)

The Huron Carol - The Construction

of a Canadian Cultural Icon

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Annual General Meeting



7:00 - 8:30 pm

Open to both SMC delegates and the general public!

Don Closson

Keep Them Playing! Alternative

Music Resources for Interesting Times.

Proudly sponsored by: Music Direct

8:30 pm


Music Class