Make your plans now to attend the 7th annual California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC), February 16-19, 2017. California’s music education associations, CAJ, CBDA, CMEA, CODA and California ACDA, welcome you to San Jose for an amazing weekend of music making, sharing, learning and collaboration! You won’t want to miss the many concerts and clinics presented by statewide and nationally acclaimed leaders in our profession. Sessions and concerts are designed to meet current and practical professional development needs for all California music educators. 2015 CASMEC Professional Development Clinics include sessions on ESSA, engagement strategies, assessment, classroom management, diversifying your music program, music education in an urban setting, advocacy, the new state-approved Core Arts Standards, band, orchestra, choir, jazz, general music, world music, special learners, pedagogy, composition, music technology, improvisation, music literature, and more. The session descriptions and conference schedule will be posted soon on the CASMEC website, www.casmec.org
. You will also be able to enjoy concerts by all of the California All-State Ensembles, which will be performing in San Jose during the CASMEC weekend.