Fall Workshop Registration Information


Southern Division


New Location:

Cowan Road Baptist Church

425 Cowan Road

Gulfport, MS 39507



Monica Boudreaux and Nancie Simmons





Central Division


New Location:

Crossgates Baptist Church

8 Crosswoods Road

Brandon MS 39042



Tab Ash, Chair





Northern Division


New Location:

Hernando United Methodist


1890 Mt. Pleasant Road

Hernando, MS 38632



Christian Feazell, Chair




MMEA 2016 Fall Workshop Registration

The Elementary Division of the Mississippi Music Educators Association will sponsor workshops throughout the 2016 – 2017 school year.  These workshops are designed to foster continuing teacher education and professional growth by providing new ideas, materials, and teaching strategies that may be implemented in the classroom.

School administrators; please consider the Fall Workshop as an opportunity for professional development for your music teacher(s).  If it is possible for the school district to provide membership fees, registration fees and/or a professional day for your teachers, this workshop will be a worthwhile use of time and money. Please make plans for your music instructor(s) to attend.  

Densie Gagne Teacher Training Workshop

In this workshop, Denise will take you through activities to get you off to a great start in your music classroom! This will include vocal warm-ups, energizers and name games.  Body percussion activities that cover “back to school” rules, audience behavior and instrument care.  Other activities include a number of singing games that teaches specific music concepts.  There will be fun and easy listening ideas for the classroom, plus improvisation to help create songs, poems and complete stories.  The workshop will conclude with choral music that your students and audiences will love.

Denise Gagné is a music specialist with 35 years of experience teaching band, choir and classroom music from pre-school to university levels. She has degrees in music and education, as well as Level 3 training in both Kodály and Orff. Her choirs and bands have won many awards at Music Festivals and have performed for local and national sporting events, on national radio and even for the Queen. She has been a workshop presenter in every Canadian province and territory and more than 43 states. She presents regularly for Orff and Kodály chapters, music educators conferences and preschool and kindergarten conferences in Canada, the USA, Asia, Europe and Australia! Denise is currently the managing editor of Themes & Variations.


Registration for the workshop is $25.00 for MMEA members, $65.00 for non-members and $10.00 for college students with checks made payable to MMEAPurchase orders or cash WILL NOT be accepted.  Checks cannot be held for late deposit.  All payments are due at the time of the workshop.  Add $15.00 for late or on-site registration.  Lunch will be provided and is included in the workshop fee.   Please pre-register so that we can adequately plan for lunch.  Complete the pre-registration form and return it with your payment to the chairperson of the workshop you are planning to attend.  The postmark deadline for pre-registration is Monday, September 12, 2016.  If you are waiting on a school check, please check the box on the registration form and you may bring it with you to the workshop, but please go ahead and send in your registration form.  Additional forms are available at www.msmea.org.

CEU Credit

CEU’s will be available for $10.00 through Mississippi College.  You must sign up, register, and pay on-site for CEU’s.  (**Please note:  CEU payments should not be sent with pre-registration.)

A SEPARATE check made payable to Mississippi College will be necessary for CEU’s. 

Persons requesting CEU’s must attend the ENTIRE workshop to receive credit.

NAfME Membership

The Mississippi Music Educators Association is affiliated with the National Association for Music Education. All music teachers are encouraged to support their professional organization through membership and participation.  Applications for NAfME membership will be available on-site at the workshop.  You may also register online at www.nafme.orgMembers must present their membership card at all MMEA eventsPlease make membership checks payable to NAfME.


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