Kansas Consortium of Music Teacher Education Professors and Students
Sep. 25, 2022
This year KCOMTEPS will be a single-day event.
KCOMTEPS 2022 program booklet

Registration Fee
$5 per attendee for faculty and students.
($10 after Sep. 15)

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.

Senseney Music
Sunday, Sep. 25
9:30 AM — Registration
10:00 AM – 6:30 PM — Sessions
2300 E. Lincoln Street, Wichita
Free parking in store parking lot.
Sunday – Senseney Music 1:00 8:00 PM 2300 E. Lincoln Street, Wichita, KS 67211 316-262-1487 Free parking in store parking lot. Monday – Marcus Welcome Center @ Wichita State University 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM 1845 Fairmount St, Wichita, KS 67260 316-978-3456 There are 100 parking spaces in Lot 19 next to the Welcome center on the east side of Eck Baseball stadium (by the outfield). Landmark is the Coleman Shelter. WSU Parking Map

2022 KCOMTEPS Clinician

Jessica Nápoles
Jessica Nápoles is Professor of Choral Music Education and Conductor of the Concert Choir at the University of North Texas. A native of Florida with a Cuban-American background, Dr. Nápoles taught in the public schools of Miami and Orlando, FL. She received 3 degrees in Music Education from the Florida State University. Prior to her appointment at UNT, she taught at the University of Utah for 11 years.

Dr. Nápoles is an active conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, frequently engaging in guest conducting opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally. She has conducted All State and honor choirs in 17 states. Additionally, she guest conducted honor choirs for the ACDA Southern, Eastern, North Central/Central and Western regions of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and was the featured conductor for the World Strides Honors Performance Series in Carnegie Hall on multiple occasions.

In addition to her work as a conductor, Dr. Nápoles is a well-known researcher, with numerous publications in prestigious journals. Her research interests center on testing pedagogical claims empirically, intonation, conducting expressivity, and teacher talk. She has served her profession through work on editorial boards (Journal of Research in Music Education, the premier journal for music education, and International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, the ACDA research journal), as Assistant Conference Chair for the national ACDA conference, Chair of the Research Standing Committee for ACDA, and lead writer for the COVID-19 task force report.

LodgingTBAWe have reserved a block of rooms, which will be held until Sep. 23, 2019.Hilton Garden Inn2041 N. Bradley Fair ParkwayWichita, KS 67206316-219-4444KCOMTEPS Conference Rate is Hotel Credit Card Authorization form

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Society for Music Teacher Education-Kansas Chapter


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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