SONGER STUDIO
ERIC SPEAKS IN NASHVILLE AND AT PL SUMMIT
IT’S THE YEAR 2018, AND MUSIC EDUCATION SHOULD NOT LOOK LIKE IT DID IN 1968.  THAT’S ONE OF THE PREMISES ERIC SONGER’S “NEXT GENERATION OF MUSIC EDUCATION” IS BUILT ON.  THE CONCEPTS OF TEACHING MUSIC THROUGH LARGE ENSEMBLES SUCH AS ORCHESTRA, CHOIR AND BAND ARE STILL EXTREMELY VALUABLE TO STUDENTS AND OUR CULTURE.  HOWEVER, THERE IS MORE THAT STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE AND LEARN IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM.

ERIC PRESENTED IN JUNE 2018 AT THE ASSOCIATION OF POPULAR MUSIC EDUCATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY OUTSIDE OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.  HE SPOKE ON “CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IN THE CONCERT BAND”.   

HIS LAST PRESENTATION WAS ON “HOW TO BUILD YOUR IDEAL PROGRAM” AT THE EASTERN CARVER COUNTY PERSONALIZED LEARNING SUMMIT AT CHANHASSEN HIGH SCHOOL ON AUGUST 6. 

ERIC HAS LED THE CHARGE AT HIS SCHOOL AND DISTRICT IN TRYING TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH MORE OPPORTUNITIES SUCH AS AFTER SCHOOL ROCK, COUNTRY AND HIP HOP GROUPS; ELEMENTS OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IN THE TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM; COMPOSITION AND RECORDING PROJECTS THAT INCLUDE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND MUCH MORE.   

ERIC’S PROGRAM WAS ALSO ON DISPLAY WHEN HE PRESENTED AT THE ASSOCIATION OF POPULAR MUSIC EDUCATION’S NATIONAL CONFERENCE AT BERKLEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS ON FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016; THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-DENVER ON THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017; AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ON TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2018.  THE CONFERENCE IS AN AMAZING DISPLAY OF POPULAR MUSIC EDUCATION GOING ON ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND IN EUROPE.  K-12 AND COLLEGIATE PRESENTERS ALL SHARE INCREDIBLE CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, TECHNOLOGY AND IDEAS. 

ERIC ALSO PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC EDUCATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN GRAPEVINE, TEXAS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AT THE GAYLORD TEXAN RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER.  IT WAS GREAT TO ALSO SEE MANY OTHER PEOPLE PRESENTING ABOUT NON-TRADITIONAL GROUPS, MODERN BAND, GUITAR, AND OUTSIDE THE BOX THINKING IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC EDUCATION. 

ERIC HAS ALREADY PRESENTED THIS INNOVATIVE PROGRAM OF TEACHING AND LEARNING AT UNIVERSITIES IN MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN  AND IOWA AND HAS ALSO PRESENTED IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN AWARDED GRANT MONEY FROM THE ING (NOW VOYA) UNSUNG HERO PROGRAM AND CENTURY LINK FOUNDATION JUST TO NAME A COUPLE. 

IN ADDITION TO PRESENTING, ERIC ALSO HAS GUEST DIRECTED AT MANY BAND FESTIVALS.  HIS NEXT APPEARANCE AS A GUEST CONDUCTOR WILL BE MONDAY, MAY 21 AT THE KETTLE MORAINE HIGH SCHOOL 50TH ANNIVERSARY/ALL DISTRICT BAND FESTIVAL CELEBRATION AT 7 P.M.
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ERIC PRESENTING AT APME IN BOSTON IN 2016
ERIC PRESENTING IN LAS VEGAS IN 2014
ERIC PRESENTING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA IN NOVEMBER 2016
ERIC PRESENTING AT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC EDUCATION (NAfME) NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN GRAPEVINE, TEXAS IN NOVEMBER 2016
ERIC PRESENTING AT THE ASSOCIATION FOR POPULAR MUSIC EDUCATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN DENVER IN JUNE 2017
UPCOMING SPEAKING SCHEDULE
ERIC PRESENTING AT THE MINNEAPOLIS PERSONALIZED LEARNING SUMMIT IN CHANHASSEN, MINNESOTA ON JULY 31, 2017
SOME ENCOURAGEMENT TO COME SEE ERIC PRESENT AT UW-EAU CLAIRE
LUNCH WITH SOME PRETTY AMAZING PEOPLE AFTER PRESENTING AT UW-EAU CLAIRE
ERIC GUEST CONDUCTING THE HAMILTON DISTRICT BAND FESTIVAL MARCH 2018
MONDAY, AUGUST 6
1:00 & 2:30 P.M.
“HOW TO BUILD YOUR IDEAL PROGRAM”
EASTERN CARVER COUNTY PERSONALIZED LEARNING SUMMIT 
CHANHASSEN HIGH SCHOOL
2200 LYMAN BOULEVARD
CHANHASSEN
PRESENTING AT THE APME NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE JUNE 2018
PRESENTING AT THE PERSONALIZED LEARNING SUMMIT IN CHANHASSEN IN AUGUST 2018
ERIC PRESENTS AT THE U OF M IN OCTOBER 2018