Essentialism for the Ensemble Director

Saturday, January 29, 2022
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


As the demands on music teachers continue to grow, it's easy and common to feel like we have to be "everything to everyone." While it's widely accepted that this is a recipe for burnout, finding practical ways to manage our response to these demands can be difficult. Essentialism offers an approach to the expectations of the job that can help us achieve at a higher level. 

Learning Objective 1
Attendees will identify what is essential in their individual classroom/program/setting
Learning Objective 2
Attendees create actionable steps to prioritize the essentials they've identified
Learning Objective 3
Attendees will learn ways to assess whether their prioritizing is yielding the results they want.
Target Audiences
Choral, Strings, Band
Session Level
Elementary, MS/JH, High School, Collegiate