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The Colloquium for Instrumental Music Teacher Educators (IMTE) met for the first time on May 19-22, 2005 at the Deer Creek Resort and Conference Center in Mt. Sterling, OH. This group of college and university music education professors, some of whom are conductors, met to discuss various aspects concerning the teaching of instrumental methods courses including establishing positive relations with ensemble conductors. The conference proceedings may be accessed at http://imte.webhop.org. One paper of particular relevance is by Jane Palmquist, Brooklyn College and Judy Palac, Michigan State University entitled "Music Education and Performance Faculty: We Are All Musicians and Teachers."

There is a meeting of the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE) sponsored by MENC and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro on September 15-18, 2005. Also, the MENC National Convention is in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 19-22, 2006. Both of these gatherings affect wind music education in the schools. IMTE in particular is interested in establishing contact with members of CBDNA to discuss how instrumental music teacher education and wind music in the schools can be better accomplished. Should CBDNA extend a welcoming hand? For more information on IMTE contact Bill Bauer at william.bauer@case.edu. For more information on upcoming relevant meetings, contact http://www.menc.org

To what extent should CBDNA be involved with these organizations as it relates to the preparation and mentoring of school band teachers?

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Some long time members of CBDNA will recall past efforts to establish partnerships. For example, the CBDNA 20th National Conference Book of Proceedings (1978) reports that Mark Kelly chaired a CBDNA Task Force charged with the responsibility "to further explore the possibilities of developing closer relations with high school and junior high school band directors."

The proceedings included results of a questionnaire that begs the question: Where are we now?


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