Casting a Wider Net - Azusa Pacific, April 21, 2018
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Casting a Wider Net:  Expanding Pathways for Lifelong Music-Making
Relevant music education for all students

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Azusa Pacific University

Registration is now open!
Registration is now open for Casting a Wider Net, a one-day mini conference that broadens access points to music education and promotes creativity for all students in every classroom, Kindergarten through University.   The event is open to all music educators, music education students, and classroom teachers who teach music in every classroom, Kindergarten through University.  Through this conference, we aim to
  • To expand music education and CATCH all students who consume and engage in music on a daily basis.
  • To increase enrollment in music education - CATCH the 80% with our net
  • Support and inspire teachers in innovate and new pathways of study, outside and inside of the traditional choir, band, and orchestra.
  • Provide direction and encourage new music educators
  • Encourage music educators to teach multiple inroads so all students can find themselves in music.
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Randall Allsup, Associate Professor of Music Education at Columbia University, will be our keynote speaker.   We envision unique sessions and open dialogue that will address expanding music programs and innovative approaches to music education.  
Registration for this event is now open!  The site limits us to 100 attendees who will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The registration Deadline is April 6.  The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch (details on the registration page).  Register here:
We hope to see you there!



The Casting a Wider Net Team:

Kris Alexander, M.A.Ed.
Executive Director, The California Arts Project

John Burn, M.M.E.
CMEA President-elect

Lisa A. Crawford, DMA
CMEA Creating and Composition Representative, Lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona,
Curriculum Developer & Choral Director, Jr. Conservatory, Orange County Educational Arts Academy

Anne Fennell, M.Ed
Music Educator, Mission Vista High School VAPA & Dept. Chair, NAfME Council for IN-ovations-Chair

Scott Hedgecock
CMEA President

Angela Holmes, M.A.Ed
CMEA Special Learners Representative

Alexander Koops, DMA
CMEA Southwestern Section President, NAfME Council for Composition Western Division Representative,
Associate Professor of Music Azusa Pacific University

Russ Sperling, M.Ed, MM
NAfME Western Division President, CMEA Special Projects Representative, San Diego USD VAPA Director



 Previous programs:
2017 Casting a Wider Net Conference Schedule (click here to download a PDF version)