MENC Meeting Summaries

Friday, Oct. 16 at 5:30 PM — Second Meeting

This meeting was to provide updated and specific NYSSMA information and continue collecting ideas for fundraising and projects.

  • Welcome
  • Old Business
    • MENC Registration Deadline is Monday Oct. 19
    • NYSSMA Winter Conference Review sessions
  • Continuing Business
    • NYSSMA Winter Conference Attendance
      • Update on information about the conference (from Dean Sitton)
        • Tentative information; not set in stone
        • Four options:
          • To & from Rochester on busses same day
          • To Rochester on busses, stay overnight in hotel rooms which Crane provides, and return on busses Friday afternoon
          • To Rochester on busses, stay Thursday night in hotel rooms provided by Crane, but arrange for your own lodging on Friday and your own transportation home Saturday
            • In this case, Crane may get hotel rooms for us and we could reimburse them; this way we wouldn't need to switch rooms
        • There may be a big dinner with Fredonia and Crane students
        • If you're in Northern Symphonic Winds -and- a performing group, Crane will provide your room on Thursday night, but you may need to pay for Friday night yourself
        • If you're not in an ensemble, you can probably go on the ensemble busses anyway
      • Candlelight rehearsal Friday night--does it exist? We've been told it doesn't, but recently CSA was told they might add one.
      • Lodging
        • We will have more information at our next meeting: Friday, Oct. 23 at 5:30
        • We will compile a list of hotels and prices for the next meeting
      • Reimbursement
        • Carpooling -- we will be reimbursed $50 per 4-person car
        • Working at the Conference
      • Registration: deadline (through us) is Monday, Oct. 26
    • Ideas for fundraising
      • We need volunteers!
    • Ideas for projects
      • Propose focus on jazz education
      • Suggestions
        • A weekly music education forum with Crane professors and students
    • Review of important dates
      • MENC registration deadline: Monday, Oct. 19
      • NYSSMA registration deadline: Monday, Oct. 26
      • Next meeting: Friday, Oct. 23 at 5:30
    • [We distributed Music Educators Journal and School Music News]

Friday, Oct. 2 at 5:30 PM — First Meeting

This meeting was to welcome new members, discuss NYSSMA information, and collect ideas for fundraising and projects.

  • Welcome
  • Introduction of the officers
    • Mike Boncimino, President
    • Andy Van Ness, Vice President
    • Nick Reilingh, Secretary/Treasurer (absent)
  • Old Business: there is none
  • New Business
    • NYSSMA Winter Conference
      • MENC is talking with the school about transportation and lodging; there's no official news yet, but things are looking good
      • Crane-related NYSSMA presentations:
        • Mark Campbell & Phillip Greco: "Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences in Undergraduate Teacher Education"
        • Mark Campbell, Darryl Kniffen, & Patrick Burke: "Popular Music Practices for MS and HS Students: A Curriculum Study"
        • Caron Collins: "Action Research for Music Educators"
        • Hannah Gruber: "Benefits of a Music Learning Theory Based Intervention for Children with Autism"
        • Robyn Hosley: "Clickers in the Music Classroom"
    • [We passed out and collected MENC registration forms]
    • Deadlines
    • MENC registration: Oct 19 (Mon)
    • NYSSMA registration: Nov 1 (Sun)
      • We'll get you the transporation/lodging information; there'll be a NYSSMA-specific meeting before then
      • Transportation options (not official!)
        • Carpooling?
        • One of the busses staying behind?
      • We're also not sure about reimbursement yet
        • We do know if we carpool, we will be reimbursed $50 per 4-person car
        • One cheap hotel in the area is $60
    • Ideas for fundraising
      • Suggestions
        • Bake sale
        • Can drive
      • Don't worry about logistics; suggest cool ideas and we'll see if we can work them out
      • Samples
        • Dinner/potluck
    • Ideas for projects
      • Samples
        • IAJE is gone; we could bring Tony Maiello, who was the president of IAJE
        • The president of NYSSMA might come for cheap or free
    • Volunteers
      • There may be some form of recognition if you're an active member
    • Next meeting is Friday, Oct. 16, 5:30
  • [We distributed Music Educators Journal and School Music News]