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2014 Superintendent’s Honors Music Festival





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Music Education

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August 12, 2014 (8:00-12:30PM)
DCMEA Opening of Schools Meeting Adrienne Arsht Center
Peacock Educational Room – 5MPP

August 16, 2014 (9:00-1:00)
S. FL Orff - Thomas Borden: “Treasures of Literacy”
David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center
15000 Bay Vista Boulevard
North Miami, FL 33181

August 23, 2014 (8:00-2:00PM)
Opening of Schools Meeting
(Theatre) Miami Beach Senior High

August 23, 2014 (11:00-3:00PM)
DADE Opening of Schools Meeting (Dance)
Parrot Jungle Island

September 13, 2014 (9:00-1:00)
S. FL Orff - Timothy Wiegand: “Energize Your Music Room”
David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center
15000 Bay Vista Boulevard
North Miami, FL 33181

October 11, 2014 (8:30-3:00PM)
Drama Workshop Day
Braddock Senior High

October 11, 2014 (9:00-3:00)
S. FL Orff - Jo Ella Hug
an AOSA legend! State Orff Workshop, Ocoee FL,

Ocotber 16-19, 2014
FDEO Conference Tampa, FL. (Dance)

October 22 & 23 2014
Middle & High School Dance Workshops

October 23-25, 2014
One Act Drama Festival @ Hialeah High School

October 24, 2014 (8:30-3:00PM)
Miami Children’s Chorus sponsored workshop
Adrienne Arsht Center – Peacock Educational Room

October 24, 2014 (8:30-3:00PM)
Florida Grand Opera/Young Patronesses of the Opera iTECH @ Edison Educational Center

October 25, 2014
FBA Marching Band Assessment @ TRAZ Powell Stadium

November 4, 2014
ARTS @ FIU DAY (Music Education Day)
Florida International University, School of Music

November 5-8, 2014
AOSA National Convention, Nashville, TN

November 1, 2014
Junior Thespians IE’s @ Braddock Senior High

November 8, 2014
Junior Thespians One Acts, Location TBA

November 22, 2014 & December 6, 2014
Thespian IE’s

December 13, 2014
Boston Brass Master Class @ MDC Kendal

January 14-17, 2015
FMEA, Tampa, FL

February 7, 2015 (9:00-3:00)
S. FL Orff - Patrick Ware State Orff Workshop, Orlando FL,

February 17, 2014 (8:30-3:00PM)
Miami Children’s Chorus sponsored workshop Adrienne Arsht Center
Peacock Educational Room

February 19, 2014
Superintendent’s Dance Showcase

February 28, 2014 (9:00 – 12:00)
Percussion (Brazilian) and Improvisation @ FIU

March 7, 2015
S. FL Orff - Chapter Share

March 25 – 29, 2015
Florida State Thespians

MDCPS Honors Music Festival
Location TBA M-DCPS Professional Development Portal -

Most professional developments can be found by searching for Petorak, Bryan as the instructor
South Florida Orff Workshops are held at locations in Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Counties.
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Local Component Organizations

Local branches of component organizations hold regularly scheduled inservice for music teachers. They include: Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Vocal Association, Florida Orchestra Association, and the Keyboard Music Educators.

String Training Program
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is committed to providing string training for teachers and students starting in grade 4. Five teachers on special assignments rotate from various elementary schools training teachers to become string teachers. Consequently, string programs are growing and flourishing in Miami-Dade County.

Music Technology Program
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is committed to training music teachers to use technology in the classroom. One teacher on special assignment rotates to various elementary schools training teachers, and familiarizes them with current software to enhance their classroom activities.

Grammy in the Schools
With a mission of defining and exploring various careers in music, Grammy in the Schools offers high school students the opportunity to learn from professionals in the music industry and witness performances by top student musicians. They are introduced to post-secondary career opportunities, seminars, master classes and can even become eligible for college scholarships. This program is sponsored by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc (NARAS).


M-DCPS, Division of Academic Support Visual and Performing Arts
1501 NE 2nd Avenue., Annex, Suite 316 Miami, Fl. 33132

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