National Teacher Summit

July 18 – 20, 2019 in Austin, Texas

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s National Teacher Summit will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn on 5th Street, right in the heart of downtown Austin!

We’ll be walking distance to music venues, restaurants, bars, and historic landmarks. Your three days with friends and colleagues will connect you with the latest developments in class guitar leadership, new music, new ideas, and a ton of super positive, restorative, encouraging energy and inspiration.

We’ll play, we’ll conduct, we’ll learn, and we’ll share. New ensemble and solo literature will be revealed, we’ll see the latest video teaching resources, and tour a groundbreaking new braille resource for blind and visually impaired students. In the evenings the city of Austin awaits, we’ll have special gatherings at the Hilton’s breathtaking 18th floor restaurant and bar, and Saturday night we all have tickets to see the stunning and impeccable Beijing Guitar Duo.

Our goal? That you leave fired up to make music with your students, and fully loaded with the materials, techniques, and support network you need for the best year ever.

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(all events except Beijing Duo Concert at Hilton Garden Inn/Executive Training Center)

Thursday, July 18th
Morning: Arrival
12pm: Registration
1-5:30pm: Afternoon sessions
5:30pm: Opening reception (18th Floor, Skyline View)

Friday, July 19th
9am-12pm: Morning sessions
12-1pm: Lunch (Antone’s)
1-5pm: Afternoon sessions
Evening: Austin awaits!

Saturday, July 20th
9am-12pm: Morning sessions
12-1pm: Lunch
1-4pm: Afternoon sessions
4pm-8pm: Break

7:30pm: Beijing Guitar Duo, University of Texas at Austin, Bates Recital Hall

Additional Information

Our 3-day workshop will be led by expert teachers including music education faculty and artists from across the nation with seminars, active learning, and practice teaching tailored to your individual needs. Multiple tracks to choose from based on your individual interests and experience, including Level 2 & 3 Training for past attendees.

Topics include: Curriculum and repertoire, conducting, rehearsal techniques, elementary through high school, private and small group guitar lessons, advanced guitar ensemble direction, and more. Covers all general music TEKS for elementary, middle and high school with a focus on creative expression in instrumental performance.

All registrants will receive a electronic registration packet in June with more information, including a full schedule.

Space is limited so please register soon! Questions? Call 512-300-2247.