Schedule

The Habits Universal Summer Institute is programmed to offer an informative, exciting, and unique look at the pedagogy behind all the proven HABITS series method books. We are offering 3 distinct tracks that will run simultaneously focused on BAND, STRINGS, and CHOIR.

Click below to jump to and preview the full schedule for each Habits Universal Institute Track

Interested in all of the tracks offered? Feel free to mix-and-match and attend any session you find interesting! Attendees will not be locked into any one track! 

Band Track

Wednesday, July 6

1:00 PM  – 5:00 PM

Hotel Check-in

5:00 PM

Registration / Meet and Greet Reception (Introductions begin at 6PM)

Thursday, July 7

8:00 AM

Opening Remarks by Alec Harris
Habits Team Keynote (Tim Lautzenheiser)

9:15 AM

Habits of a Successful Band Director (Scott Rush)

10:30 AM

HS – Habits of a Musical HS Wind Ensemble (Scott Rush)
MS – Meaningful Middle School Band Rehearsals (Jeff Scott, Kevin Boyle, Rite Wilder)

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM

Lab Band

2:00 PM

Pathway to Success: Habits for Creating a Culture (Tim Lautzenheiser and Scott Rush)

3:15 PM

Habits of a Successful Title One Band Program (Linard McCloud)

4:15 PM

End of Day (dinner on your own)

Friday, July 8

8:15 AM

 Habits in PracticeFirst (guest clinician: Marjorie LoPresti from MusicFirst)

9:00 AM

Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician (Scott Rush)

10:30 AM

Attention on Retention (Jeff Scott)

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM

Lab Band

2:00 PM

Teaching Strategies for Percussionists (Kevin Boyle)

3:15 PM

Creating Self-Sufficient Musicians (Myra Rhoden)

4:15 PM

End of Day / free Time

6:00 PM

Add-On Event: Dinner Cruise on the Charleston Harbor

Join your fellow attendees and the HABITS Team for a special dinner cruise!

Price: $75 per person (includes transport to and from harbor, 3-course meal with gratuity and tax included)

Saturday, July 9

9:00 AM

The Most Common Missed Errors in Middle School Band (Jeff Scott)

10:15 AM

Upbeat Mindset in Downbeat Times (Matthew Arau)

11:30 AM

Habits of a Significant Music Educator and Closing Remarks (Scott Rush)

12:00 PM

Conclusion of the Habits Universal Institute

Strings Track

Wednesday, July 6

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hotel Check-in

5:00 PM

Registration / Meet and Greet Reception (Introductions begin at 6PM)

Thursday, July 7

8:00 AM

Opening Remarks by Alec Harris
Habits Team Keynote (Tim Lautzenheiser)

9:15 AM

Habits of a Successful Orchestra Director (Christopher Selby)

10:30 AM

Building a Healthy School Orchestra Program—Recruiting, Retention and Creating a Culture of Success (Margaret Selby)

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM

Right Hand: Tone, Articulation, Rhythm (Christopher Selby)

2:00 PM

Pathway to Success: Habits for Creating a Culture (Tim Lautzenheiser and Scott Rush)

3:15 PM

Teaching Cello in the Orchestra Classroom Like a Cellist (Margaret Selby)

4:00 PM

End of Day (dinner on your own)

Friday, July 8

8:15 AM

Habits in PracticeFirst (guest clinician: Marjorie LoPresti from MusicFirst)

9:00 AM

Left Hand: Teaching Intonation, Shifting, and Vibrato (Christopher Selby)

9:00 AM

Perfecting the Art of the Beginning Orchestra Class (Margaret Selby)

10:30 AM

Sustainability and Happiness: How to Teach Your Heart Out without Burning Out (Margaret Selby)

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM

Teaching Students to Make Music (Christopher Selby)

2:30 PM

Strings Lab Ensemble

4:00 PM

End of Day / free Time

6:00 PM

Add-On Event: Dinner Cruise on the Charleston Harbor

Join your fellow attendees and the HABITS Team for a special dinner cruise!

Price: $75 per person (includes transport to and from harbor, 3-course meal with gratuity and tax included)

Saturday, July 9

9:00 AM

Teaching Literacy, History, and Creativity (Christopher Selby)

10:15 AM

Upbeat Mindset in Downbeat Times (Matthew Arau)

11:30 AM

Habits of a Significant Music Educator and Closing Remarks (Scott Rush)

12:00 PM

Conclusion of habits universal institute

Choir Track

Wednesday, July 6

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hotel Check-in

5:00 PM

Registration / Meet and Greet Reception (Introductions begin at 6 PM)

Thursday, July 7

8:00 AM

Opening Remarks by Alec Harris
Habits Team Keynote (Tim Lautzenheiser)

9:15 AM

Habits of a Successful Choir Director (Eric Wilkinson)

10:30 AM

Teaching Strategies that Lead to Music Making (Eric Wilkinson)

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM

Lab Choir

2:30 PM

Pathway to Success: Habits for Creating a Culture (Tim Lautzenheiser and Scott Rush)

3:15 PM

Building Better Sight-Readers, Part 1 (Eric Wilkinson and Matt Taylor)

4:00 PM

End of Day (dinner on your own)

Friday, July 8

8:15 AM

Habits in PracticeFirst (guest clinician: Marjorie LoPresti from MusicFirst)

9:00 AM

Building Better Sight-Readers, Part 2 (Eric Wilkinson and Matt Taylor)

10:30 AM

Quality Repertoire is Key to Success, Part 1 (Eric Wilkinson and Matt Taylor)

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM

Lab Choir

2:30 PM

Quality Repertoire is Key to Success, Part 2 (Eric Wilkinson and Matt Taylor)

4:00 PM

End of Day / free Time

6:00 PM

Add-On Event: Dinner Cruise on the Charleston Harbor

Join your fellow attendees and the HABITS Team for a special dinner cruise!

Price: $75 per person (includes transport to and from harbor, 3-course meal with gratuity and tax included)

Saturday, July 9

9:00 AM

Assessment Strategies that Work (Eric Wilkinson)

10:15 AM

Upbeat Mindset in Downbeat Times (Matthew Arau)

11:30 AM

Habits of a Significant Music Educator and Closing Remarks (Scott Rush)

12:00 PM

conclusion of habits universal institute

Habits Universal Institute

July 6-9, 2022

Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina

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