Marching Music Academy

at the 2013 Drum Corps International World Championships

Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10, 2013 • Indianapolis, Indiana

If you’re a college student majoring in music education, you can to attend the 2013 DCI World Championships in Indianapolis and participate in a two-day edition of the Marching Music Academy. This expanded version of our biannual Future Music Educators’ Experience will enable you to interact with clinicians and band directors from across the U.S. as you hear from and ask advice of experts in the field of marching music. Covering topics from creativity to competition, program design, music arranging and visual design, music and marching technique, as well as health and safety practices, each session will connect to the Marching Music Guidelines currently being developed by NAfME.

Day one will feature dynamic presentations followed by a guided observation of corps warming up for their competitive World Championship performances. The evening ends with an interactive session focused on judging during the DCI World Championship Semifinals inside Lucas Oil Stadium.

Day two starts with exclusive interactive access to events in Lucas Oil Stadium featuring our demonstration group, the Northview High School marching band from Brazil, Indiana. Northview’s design team and staff members will take participants through the paces of preparation for a competitive season. To conclude the day, all Marching Music Academy participants will relax and enjoy an evening at the DCI World Championship Finals.

Discounted pricing for current music educators is $149 and the registration fee for future music educators (currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate levels) is only $49. Both will receive materials, two meals, refreshment breaks, plus a premium ticket to the 2013 DCI World Championship Finals.

Faculty features clinicians and instructors from across the marching music activity. Plus, you’ll get to interact with other music educators and meet many of the leaders who work with the premier marching arts organizations.

Dan Acheson, Executive Director of Drum Corps International (DCI)
Michael Butera, Executive Director of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
Michael Cesario, Artistic Director for Drum Corps International (DCI)
George Hopkins, Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps/Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!)
Fran Kick, Author of What Makes Kids Kick and presenter of DCI’s Kick Start!
Gary Markham, Chief Judge for Bands of America (BOA)
Eric Martin, President/CEO of Music for All/Bands of America (BOA)
John Phillips, Judge Administrator for Drum Corps International (DCI)
Bart Woodley, Director of Operations for Winter Guard International (WGI) Sport of the Arts
…plus many more!

Registration and more information can be found at DCI’s Website.

Marching Music Academy

Jessica Metzger
Music Education Major
The Grand Nationals Semi-Finals as well as the DCI Semi-Finals Experiences for college students majoring in music education were probably the most exciting and educational days of my college career to date. All the speakers were great and very motivational. Getting to know other music education majors was also another aspect I enjoyed. It was an overall fantastic experience.Jessica Metzger

Matt McComb
Music Education Major
The programs at both the Grand Nationals Semi-Finals and the DCI Semi-Finals were great. Being in a room with music educators and marching music fans alike was a fun experience. Being able to talk and share ideas with people from across the country was truly awesome. As a future music educator about to graduate in eight short months, I feel that I gained a great deal of knowledge and information that will help me in the field. Furthermore, the networking connections I have made through different people in different places are something I will cherish. I feel that these two experiences were a phenomenal way to getting future music educators in one room to discuss the topic of the future.Matt McComb