Category Archives: OMEA

Pender’s at the OCDA 2016 Summer Convention

On July 11 and 12, Pender’s Music Co. will be at the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association 2016 Summer Convention in Norman showing off a large selection of new music for choir, elementary, and voice. We’ll also have OMEA All-State, OCDA All-State, Circle the State, and regional honor choir music in stock!

You can check us out and browse our selection any time between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on either of the convention days. See the OCDA’s full schedule for new music reading workshops and special interest sessions, and be sure to visit us if you like what you hear – we’ll have all the materials from the readings and sessions available for purchase.

OCDA 2016 Summer Convention

All-State and Circle-the-State packets, along with elementary music, all ready to go to the convention!

OMEA & Student Motivation

The Oklahoma Music Educators Convention/Conference begins this week, so preparations for the Pender’s Music exhibit are in the final stages. There are many interesting clinics that are to be presented in the Band Division. One of them will feature Harry Haines (Professor of Music, Emeritus) and Russ Teweleit (Associate Director of Bands), from West Texas A&M University. They’ll be addressing student motivation and assessment.

The clinic will also include audio and video recordings of three band/wind ensemble classics: Armenian Dances (Reed), Lincolnshire Posy (Grainger), and La Gazza Ladra (Rossini). The young bands featured in the audio and video are from Professor Haines’s public school teaching days, which just goes to show you that the classics, aged though they may be, never seem to lose their allure, for both audiences and students alike. They challenge the students, and impress the crowds. What’s not to like about that?

Who: Harry Haines & Russ Teweleit, Clinicicans

What: Student Motivation

Where: Oklahoma Music Educators Convention ( OMEA, Tulsa, OK Convention Center)

When: 8:00 to 8:50am, Friday, January 21st, 2011

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