Our Mission The Play On Music Festival is an event for music educators and students to come together and share in the various forms of music-making that exists in today’s schools. Our festival brings together any and all forms of non-standard performing ensembles in a non-adjudicated environment where students can focus on performing for one another and taking hands-on music workshops with experienced educators. Participation in this festival is open to all groups from elementary through high school.
Participation in this event includes: -Performance opportunities for students of all ages and varying ensembles -Hands-on workshops led by experienced music educators -Opportunities for students and music educators to learn about non-standard practices in other schools and be aware of a larger community -Performances by guest musicians
Past Workshops -Jake and Joe's Junkyard Jam - Jake Arthur & Dr. Josef Hanson -A Philosophy of Hip Hop Music Education - Prof. Jarritt Sheel -Voice: A Stage Presence Workshop - Ava Sophia -Composition: How Do I Write My Own Music? - Joe Pondaco -Listening and Responding Through the Creative Arts - Dr. Tawnya Smith & Dr. Karin Hendricks -Sonic Inquiries: Making Music with Non-Instruments - Nicholas Quigley -Anyone Can Be A Songwriter - Jen Aldana -Drums and Wellness - Jon Mande -Improvisation in Songwritng - Cathartic Conundrum -Introduction to Steel Drums - Sam Schmetterer -Painting Music: Color Schemes and Painting Melodies - Yui Kitamura