On April 21st and 22nd, 2018, the Collegiate Washington Music Educators Association is holding Collegiate Music Boot Camp at Central Washington University in Ellensburg as sponsored by Conn-Selmer. The Boot Camp is meant to provide an opportunity for future music educators from around the state of Washington to connect with each other and with professionals and to learn from important peole in music education. The general outline of the schedule is as follows:
Saturday, April 21st
9:00AM-9:45AM Registration, Lobby
9:45AM-10:00AM Welcome and Introductions, Band Room
10:00AM-10:30AM Frank Troyka: Getting the Most out of This Experience, Band Room
10:45AM-12:15PM Session 1
12:15PM Lunch (not included)
1:30PM-3:00PM Session 2
3:10PM-4:00PM Session 3
5:00PM-7:00PM Dinner, Wellington Event Center
Sunday, April 22nd
8:30AM-9:00AM Coffee and Snacks, Band Room
9:00AM-10:30AM Session 4
10:35AM-11:50AM Questions You're too Afraid to Ask
12:00PM CSI Student Coordinators: Closing Comments and Exit Survey
On campus housing will not be available this year. Please see the other options below!
Local hotels are close to the CWU campus and range from $60-$120 per night. Click below to see options around town:
If have any friends at CWU, ask them if you can stay at their house or apartment!! This option is much cheaper and includes the opportunity to get to know other music majors from across the state.
*If you met any CWU students from the CWMEA State Hill Day or All-Northwest Conference, that might be a good place to start!
Last Day to Register for Boot Camp
April 18th, 2018
Please dress professionally!
One-day, on-campus parking passes cost $5 and are available at the outside kiosk by the CWU Music Building. Free parking is available on Alder Street (although that often tends to be full). On-campus parking is free after 4:30 pm and on weekends.
The only meal that is included with your Boot Camp registration is the Saturday evening dinner. Please bring enough money to pay for 2 breakfasts (unless your hotel includes that), and 2 lunches, or whatever your chapter president advises.
Please contact your chapter president for tranportation deatils. The CWU Music Building is loctated at:
1309 N Alder St, Ellensburg, WA 98926
After April 18th, on-site registration will be an additional $5. Total will be $25.
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Erin Cole has had a very successful career as a middle school band director for the past 22 years. She served as the band director at Tapp Middle School in Cobb County, Georgia from 1995-2017. Under her leadership, the Tapp Band honors included being selected to perform at the 58th annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois in December of 2004. The band has been a featured performing group at the University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival in 2015, 2008, 2003, and 1999. Additionally, the Flute and Percussion Ensemble have performed at the Georgia Music Educators Conference in Savannah, Georgia. The Tapp Band was also selected for the National Adjudicators Invitational Dixie Classic Festival in 2006 where they received all superior ratings. The Tapp Band continually receives superior ratings each year at the District 12 large group performance evaluation.
Ms. Cole has commissioned four pieces of music for the Tapp Band in the past 12 years. In 1999, Robert W. Smith wrote "The Great Locomotive Chase", in 2002, Frank Ticheli wrote "Simple Gifts - Four Shaker Songs". and in 2004, Samuel R. Hazo composed “Ascend” for the Tapp M.S. Symphonic Band’s performance at The Midwest Clinic. Most recently, Ms. Cole and the Tapp Middle School Band was part of a consortium of directors to commission the Eric Whitacre piece “The Seal Lullaby”.
Erin Cole earned her bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Georgia in 1995. While at the University of Georgia, she played cello, flute, and piccolo in the University Symphony Orchestra, chamber groups, Symphonic and Concert Bands, and the Redcoat Marching Band. She has studied cello with Christopher Rex, David Starkweather, and Alice Williams and has studied flute with Ronald Waln and Martha Lynn Volman.
Ms. Cole's professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu, Sigma Alpha Iota, National Band Association, and the Georgia Music Educators Association.
Erin has written articles for The Instrumentalist magazine and has been a contributing editor for the publication. She has also served as a clinician for the Music for All Summer Symposium and is currently on the teaching faculty at The Conn Selmer Institute. She has presented several sessions at the Midwest Clinic and many state conventions. In 2007, 2010, and 2014 Erin has written chapters for the popular GIA publication series Teaching Music Through Performance. Ms. Cole is also currently a contributing editor for Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements method book and interactive website team.
Ms. Cole now works as an educational clinician and consultant for Conn-Selmer and the Hal Leonard Corporation. She has been a guest conductor for numerous honor and all state bands, has taught several years at the "Encore" Music Camp, and was the founder and administrator of the Cobb County Summer Band Camp. She was awarded the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence in 2015, 2008 and 2003. She was the middle school band conductor for the Conn-Selmer Youth Band of Atlanta from 2011- 2017. Erin currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband.
Frank Troyka is the retired Director of Bands and Coordinator of Fine Arts at Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas. A teacher of over 30 years, Frank came to Berkner in May of 2006 following seven years as Director of Bands at Cypress Falls High School in Houston. Ensembles under his director have been selected to perform at the Music For All National Festival; the Percussive Arts Society International Convention; and at the Midwest Clinic on two occasions with his symphonic band at Cypress Falls in 2004 and with the Berkner Band in 2011. Frank is an active lecturer and clinician, presenting annual student leadership workshops across Texas, throughout the United States, and internationally. He is a frequent presenter at faculty development workshops for public school music teachers as well as a guest lecturer and “hands-on” instructor for both students and teachers.
Frank is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmaster Fraternity, and a member of the National Association for Music Education. He is an Educational Consultant with Conn-Selmer, Inc.; the Director of Education for System Blue, the educational arm of the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps of Concord, California; and the coordinator of the Generation Next series of presentations for The Midwest Clinic. He was honored as the 2002-2003 Teacher of the Year at Cypress Falls High School and, while at Berkner High School, was one of fifteen recipients in the state of Texas to receive the 2010 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award. In 2014, Frank was honored by the Texas Bandmasters Association as a recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award. In 2015, Frank was named to the International Board of Experts for the World Music Contest of Kerkrade, The Netherlands. In March of 2016, Frank was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame.
Patricia Bourne is a veteran music educator who has taught preschool through graduate level students over the span of 30+ years in four different states (Kentucky, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Washington). During her tenure as a teacher, Patty has presented workshops throughout the country on topics such as children’s choral and classroom singing, curriculum development, classroom management systems, working with special-needs students, African drumming, assessment systems and frameworks, to name a few. Patty has guest conducted regional and all-state choruses in multiple states, as well as adjudicated secondary vocal solo and ensembles throughout the Northwest region.
Currently, Patty serves as Coordinator of Music Education at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. In addition to teaching future teachers, Patty maintains a quarterly-based residency in K-5 schools in the Bellingham region, teaching children at the request of area music educators, often serving on a collaborative team of music and classroom teachers.
A proud native of Kentucky, Bourne received the Bachelor of Music Education from Murray State University (Murray, KY), the Master of Music Education from the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK), and the Doctorate of Education from Arizona State University. Recently, she was selected the Outstanding Music Educator in the state of Washington and inducted into the Washington Music Educators Hall of Fame. In 2015, Patty received the Distinguished Music Education Service award at the Northwest NAfME conference. Finally, in 2017, Bourne was invited to serve as an educational consultant with Conn-Selmer, as one of the master teachers available for workshops and clinics.
Patty is the author of two texts: Inside the Classroom: Teaching the Art with Heart, and Inside the Elementary Chorus: Instructional Techniques for the Non-Select Children’s Choir, both published by Lorenz of Dayton, OH. Patty is active as a member of the teaching and administrative staff for World Music Drumming (Will Schmid, founder), spending many weeks in the summer teaching the WMD Curriculum in a variety of settings throughout the country.