KCOMTEPS

Kansas Consortium of Music Teacher Education Professors and Students
Sep. 26, 2021
This year KCOMTEPS will be a single-day event.

Registration
Registration opens on Aug. 16 and goes thru Sep. 15. Fee will be $5.00 per attendee for faculty and students.

Registration is located in the KMEA Members site for current NAfME-KMEA members. If your membership is expired, renew at the NAfME website prior to registering. Collegiate memberships expire on June 30 every year.
Registration is now closed.

Location
Senseney Music
Sunday, Sep. 26
9:30 AM — Registration
10:00 AM – 6:30 PM — Sessions
2300 E. Lincoln Street, Wichita
316-262-1487
Free parking in store parking lot.

Schedule Booklet

2021 KCOMTEPS Clinician
Peter Loel Boonshaft
Called one of the most exciting and exhilarating voices in music education today, Peter Loel Boonshaft has been invited to speak and conduct in every state in the nation and around the world. Honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the “George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education,” Dr. Boonshaft is Director of Education for Jupiter Band Instruments. He is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling books Teaching Music with Passion, Teaching Music with Purpose, and Teaching Music with Promise. He is also co-author of Alfred Music’s method book series Sound Innovations. As well, his weekly “Boonshaft’s Blog” for music educators continues to inspire teachers everywhere. He has received official proclamations from the Governors of five states and a Certificate of Appreciation from former President Ronald Reagan, as well as performing for former President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton, and for Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. His honors also include being selected three times as a National Endowment for the Arts “Artist in Residence,” three times awarded Honorary Life Membership in the Tri-M Music Honor Society, receiving the Al G. Wright Award of Distinction from the Women Band Directors International, and being selected for the Center for Scholarly Research and Academic Excellence at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, where he is Professor of Music.

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About KCOMTEPS

KCOMTEPS is a state organization, unique to Kansas, providing a structured framework for faculty discussion on topics relevent to music teacher education. Membership includes music teacher education professors from public and private colleges and university as well as representatives from Kansas community colleges. KCOMTEPS meets regularly each fall.

KCOMTEPS, organized 35+ years ago, was at the forefront in the development of the state music standards and, later, in working with KSDE to develop a unified and consistent approach to music teacher education program assessment at our various schools. Members continue to actively work toward improved course transfer and articulation among our programs and in collaboration with our state community colleges. Each fall the organization sponsors the annual workshop as a collaborative event with collegiate NAfME student members.

At the June 2012 KMEA Board Meeting, members approved the merger of KCOMTEPS as a part of KMEA. The move is valuable for both groups. The arrangement will allow for the continuation of KCOMTEPS’ work under the more inclusive KMEA umbrella. KCOMTEPS will continue as the annual fall conference for faculty and NAfME Collegiate members. KMEA financial and staff support will assist with this annual gathering.


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KMEA Mentoring Network
Mentorship is an important component to the success of our new teachers. The KMEA Mentoring Network works to ensure the success of early career music educators in Kansas.