Schedule

2024 Habits Summer Institute Schedule

We’re dedicated to providing world-class sessions and clinicians aimed to help music teachers around the world develop skills, resources, and methods to bring back to their schools and students at this year’s Habits Summer Institute.

Check out the list below to find out just some of the useful sessions we’ll be offering this year!

Official dates and a full schedule of every session will be available shortly. Check back for more information!

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BAND

sessions offered at the 2024 Habits Summer Institute

Saturday, June 29

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Registration / Meet and Greet Reception Whitfield 102/103

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Keynote Address: Building a Culture of Excellence Tim Lautzenheiser Whitfield 102/103

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Dinner (CSU Dining Hall)

6:00 - 7:15 PM

Habits of a Successful Band Director Scott Rush Whitfield 102/103

7:15 - 8:45 PM

SOCIAL EVENT (CSU Dining Hall)

Sunday, June 30

8:00 - 9:00 AM

General Session: Shepherding Tomorrow’s Leaders to Artistry Tim Lautzenheiser Whitfield 102/103

9:15 - 10:15 AM

[MS] Creating Habits of Success in the Young Band Scott Rush & Jeff Scott Whitfield 102/103

[HS] Marching Band and Other High School Percussion Techniques Kevin Boyle CSU Bandroom

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Defining Success in Your Band Program and Beyond Jeff Scott Whitfield 102/103

11:30 - 12:45 PM

Lunch Break

12:45 - 2:15 PM

Lab Band: Upper-Level Middle School and High School Habits Method Books CSU Bandroom

2:30 - 3:30 PM

The Significance of Synergistic Programming Mary Land Whitfield 110

3:45 - 4:45 PM

[MS] Empowering Student Success through Daily Habits Salvador Rodriguez Whitfield 110

[HS] Building a Culture through Student Leadership Tim Lautzenheiser Whitfield 102/103

Monday, July 1

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Percussion Techniques for the Modern Band Director Kevin Boyle CSU Bandroom

9:15 - 10:15 AM

[MS] Supplemental Resources and Beginner Media Jeff Scott, Marguerite Wilder, & Mary Land Whitfield 102/103

[HS] What Makes a High School Ensemble Sound REALLY Good Scott Rush Whitfield 110

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Score Study and How to Have Clarity in Your Gesture Rebecca Phillips Whitfield 102/103

11:30 - 12:45 PM

Lunch Break & Exhibit Booth

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Lab Band: Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician Scott Rush CSU Bandroom

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Creating Emotion and Interpretation from the Podium Rebecca Phillips CSU Bandroom

3:45 - 4:45 PM

[MS] Why the HABITS Series Works Jordan Sawyer Whitfield 102/103

[HS] The Value of Music Connections Mary Land Whitfield 110

5:30 - 10:00 PM

Charleston Harbor Dinner Cruise Join the HABITS team and colleagues for an unforgettable night on the Charleston Harbor!

Tuesday, July 2

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Teaching Through Rain, Sleet, Snow... and a 7th Grade Fire Drill Marguerite Wilder CSU Bandroom

9:15 - 10:15 AM

General Session: Making JOY your Tonal Center – The Six Things Matthew Arau Whitfield 102/103

10:20 AM

Group Picture and Final GIA Booth Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

General Session: Why Culture Matters Presented by the HABITS team Whitfield 110

12:00 PM

Conclusion of the 2024 Habits Universal Summer Institute

Orchestra

sessions offered at the 2024 Habits Summer Institute

Saturday, June 29

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Registration / Meet and Greet Reception Whitfield 102/103

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Keynote Address: Building a Culture of Excellence Tim Lautzenheiser Whitfield 102/103

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Dinner (CSU Dining Hall)

6:00 - 7:15 PM

Habits of a Successful String Teacher: Balancing All That We Do Christopher Selby Whittington 107

7:15 - 8:45 PM

SOCIAL EVENT (CSU Dining Hall)

Sunday, June 30

8:00 - 9:00 AM

General Session: Shepherding Tomorrow’s Leaders to Artistry Tim Lautzenheiser Whitfield 102/103

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Habits of a Successful Young String Musician Margaret Selby & Sarah Ball Whittington 107

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Music Theory, History, and Creativity Christopher Selby Whittington 107

11:30 - 12:45 PM

Lunch Break

12:45 - 2:15 PM

Teaching Students To Listen Like Adults—Tone and Intonation Christopher Selby Whitfield 102/103

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Teaching Cello In the Classroom Like a Cellist Margaret Selby Whitfield 102/103

3:45 - 4:45 PM

[MS] Unlocking the Mystery of Middle Schoolers Sarah Ball Whittington 107

[HS] Building a Culture Through Student Leadership Tim Lautzenheiser Whitfield 102/103

Monday, July 1

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Successful Strategies for Setting Up Violin/Viola in Large Groups Sarah Ball Whittington 107

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Selecting and Teaching Concert Music Christopher Selby Whittington 107

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Score Study and How to Have Clarity in Your Gesture Rebecca Phillips Whitfield 102/103

11:30 - 12:45 PM

Lunch Break & Exhibit Booth

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Teaching Students to Listen Like Adults—Rhythm, Articulations, and Tempo Christopher Selby Whitfield 102/103

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Sustainability and Happiness Margaret Selby Whitfield 102/103

3:45 - 4:45 PM

The Value of Music Connections Mary Land Whitfield 110

5:30 - 10:00 PM

Charleston Harbor Dinner Cruise Join the HABITS team and colleagues for an unforgettable night on the Charleston Harbor!

Tuesday, July 2

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Effective Double Bass Set-up and Techniques Jonathan Glawe Whitfield 102/103

9:15 - 10:15 AM

General Session: Making JOY your Tonal Center – The Six Things Matthew Arau Whitfield 102/103

10:20 AM

Group Picture and Final GIA Booth Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

General Session: Why Culture Matters Presented by the HABITS team Whitfield 110

12:00 PM

Conclusion of the 2024 Habits Universal Summer Institute

Choral

sessions offered at the 2024 Habits Summer Institute

Saturday, June 29

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Registration / Meet and Greet Reception Whitfield 102/103

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Keynote Address: Building a Culture of Excellence Tim Lautzenheiser Whitfield 102/103

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Dinner in the CSU Dining Hall

6:00 - 7:15 PM

Habits of a Successful Choir Director Eric Wilkinson Whitfield 110

7:15 - 8:45 PM

SOCIAL EVENT

Sunday, June 30

8:00 - 9:00 AM

General Session: Shepherding Tomorrow’s Leaders to Artistry Tim Lautzenheiser Whitfield 102/103

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Precision is the Vision: Teaching Strategies to Improve Rhythm Eric Wilkinson Whitfield 110

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Harmonizing Voices: Solfege Fluency and Sight-Reading Excellence Eric Wilkinson Whitfield 110

11:30 - 12:45 PM

Lunch Break (CSU Dining Hall)

12:45 - 2:15 PM

Innovative Teaching Strategies for Inspired Music-Making Eric Wilkinson Whitfield 110

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Effective Assessment Strategies for Choir Rehearsals Eric Wilkinson Whitfield 109

3:45 - 4:45 PM

Perfecting Expressive and Effective Conducting Techniques Eric Wilkinson Whitfield 109

Monday, July 1

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Elevating Success Through Partner Songs, Rounds, and Folk Songs Eric Wilkinson Whitfield 110

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Choir Reading Session Eric Wilkinson & Jabarie Glass Whitfield 109

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Score Study and How to Have Clarity in Your Gesture Rebecca Phillips Whitfield 102/103

11:30 - 12:45 PM

Lunch Break & Exhibit Booth

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Music Matters: A Pedagogical Framework for Literature Selection Jabarie Glass Whitfield 109

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Planting the Seed for Beautiful, Healthy Singing in the Choral Ensemble Jabarie Glass Whitfield 109

3:45 - 4:45 PM

The Value of Music Connections Mary Land Whitfield 110

5:30 - 10:00 PM

Charleston Harbor Dinner Cruise Join the HABITS team and colleagues for an unforgettable night on the Charleston Harbor!

Tuesday, July 2

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Community: Cultivating a Culture of Success, Significance and Fun! Eric Wilkinson Whitfield 110

9:15 - 10:15 AM

General Session: Making JOY your Tonal Center – The Six Things Matthew Arau Whitfield 102/103

10:20 AM

Group Picture and Final GIA Booth Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

General Session: Why Culture Matters Presented by the HABITS team Whitfield 110

12:00 PM

Conclusion of the 2024 Habits Universal Summer Institute

Habits Universal Institute

JUNE 29-JULY 2, 2024

Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina

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