CASDA Hosts 17th Annual Music Educators’ Symposium

November 9, 2016

On October 27, CASDA held its 17th annual Music Educators’ Symposium at the Massry Center on the College of St. Rose campus.


This year more than 130 participants were treated to a keynote address by Dean of the School of Music at Ithaca College, Karl Paulnack.

An active keynote speaker and lecturer, Dr. Paulnack’s thoughts on music have been translated into eight languages on well over 100,000 websites, appearing in print publications such as the Christian Science Monitor. Hailed by the Boston Globe as “a firecracker of a pianist” and “master of his instrument,” Dr. Paulnack has performed well over a thousand concerts throughout North America, Europe, and Russia.  He has also been featured on St. Paul Sunday, Morning Pro Musica, Performance Today, and BBC television.


The Suburban Music Council, which organized the event with the help of CASDA, also arranged wonderful workshops presented by local educators. Participants enjoyed three workshop sessions following the keynote offering various concurrent workshops in each session with topics ranging from music technology to music in the urban classroom. All symposium goers were treated to lunch at the beautiful St. Rose Campus Center before delving back into the program.


CASDA values its partnership with the Suburban Music Council and the College of St. Rose and will work to offer a valuable and content-rich symposium again next year during the month of October.



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