Lessons and Inspirations From the Post-Pandemic Music Classroom: Adapting for the Future (A Panel Discussion)

Saturday, January 29, 2022
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM


Beginning in March of the 2019-2020 school year the world of education was turned upside-down. From that point forward music educators around the state scrambled to maintain programs. A part of this process involved deep reflection and forward thought on how we could adapt our day to day teaching to make music education sustainable for the future. This panel discussion will highlight music educators from multiple levels and focus on a series of questions regarding programs surviving the pandemic, what we learned through the process, and considerations for music education going forward. Time will also be allocated for questions from attendees. Discussion Panel: Tom Torrento, moderator (Grosse Pointe Public Schools, Director of Bands) Amy Reever (Van Hoosen Middle School, Band Director) Sean Patton (Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Band Director) Damien Crutcher (Crescendo Detroit, CEO & Wayne State University, Former Interim Director of Bands) Dr. Mary K. Schneider (Director of Bands, Eastern Michigan University)

Learning Objective 1
Learner will gain perspective on effects of pandemic on various levels of music education (Beginning thru College)
Learning Objective 2
Learner will gain strategies that were employed during the pandemic aiding in multiple methods of instruction
Learning Objective 3
Learner will have opportunity to here thoughts and ideas regarding the future of the field.
Target Audiences
Choral, Strings, Band
Session Level
Middle School/Junior High, High School, Collegiate
Session Type
Panel Discussion