On-Demand Professional Development

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Join our world-class clinicians and educators as they offer sessions designed to help you start the year off right! Perfect for School District PD with district pricing available.

Do you need to register a group, get a quote for your district or pay with a purchase order? Please email streaming@connselmer.com for further assistance. Otherwise, click the link below to register - we can't wait to welcome you to The Music Educator Master Class!
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 Gary Williams

 Robert Herrings

Get off the Podium - Increase Awareness of Individual Accountability & Musicianship in an Ensemble Setting

This clinic will discuss and demonstrate ways to increase awareness of individual accountability and musicianship in your daily rehearsal or ensemble settings.

 Lynne Jackson

Teaching Concepts of Musicianship from Day One to Infinity

It is possible to teach characteristic sounds from day one of band class. It is also possible to teach young students to understand and be able to phrase and shape phrases very early in the band experience. This session presents some very simple and sustainable ideas that set young students on a path to become consummate musicians.

 Dr. Shelley Jagow

CSI Music: Rehearsal Crime Scene Investigation for Band Directors – Who Did It? How to Fix It?

What happened? Who did it?  How to fix it? Identify music "crime scenes" and learn rehearsal tips for forensic cleaning of common performance errors in an effort to prioritize music making in the rehearsal. 

 Dr. David Vandewalker

Hear, Move, Respond: Habits of an Expressive Teacher/Conductor

One of the essential tasks of music teaching and learning is to develop student musicianship regarding musical expressiveness in performance. As teacher/conductors, how can we develop and nurture expressive experiences in the initial stages of pedagogical practice? This session, Hear. Move. Respond: Habits of an Expressive Teacher/Conductor examines a framework to empower our role as artistic communicators to provide both technical and artistic instruction in the daily rehearsal. We will examine ways to develop an aural image (how we hear the artistic expression in our minds), how we move to connect and convey that aural image to our students and audiences. Importantly, we will explore how we respond in rehearsal to what we hear to be efficient and effective in rehearsals.

 Alex Kaminsky

How Can I Get My Band to Sound Like That!

The sound of any ensemble is its first impression on the listener, therefore, this should be the priority. In "How Can I Get My Band to Sound Like That!", Alex Kaminsky identifies three key elements of the band sound and how to develop them effectively and efficiently within the context of your rehearsal to significantly improve the sonority of your ensemble.

 Dr. Mary Land

The VALUE of the Music Connection

Successful music making and music teaching happens when teachers provide a safe place for all students to grow as a person and as a musician. The first set of goals for an ensemble should be: Take the time to know, understand, accept, and respect each other. Imagine how impactful the musical experiences could be when your students not only grow as musicians but also bond emotionally through aesthetic experiences found in their music performances. Music provides experiences that stay with one's soul throughout their lifetime. This is the value of a Musical Connection.

 Colonel Lowell Graham

Best Practices for Preparing and Performing an American March

Examines types and functions of marches and how to best prepare them.


  • Can I purchase for a group of people?

    Absolutely! Please contact streaming@connselmer.com for more information and to register your group.

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  • How long do I have to complete this course?

    You have a full year from the date of purchase to access ALL course materials. You can complete the course at your own pace and revisit any materials you wish during this time.