Published: Published: October 16th, 2019

Phoenix Conservatory of Music’s College Day

PCM’s 4th Annual College Day 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

*If you have a competition that day, parents are still welcome to attend and get information for their students!


@ Phoenix Conservatory of Music

9617 N Metro Parkway W, Ste. 2112, Phoenix, AZ 85051

2nd Level of Metrocenter Mall, North Side of Mall

All Music Students and Families are encouraged to attend this unique open house to explore college and universities and their music programs specifically. Talk with current music students about what it is like to be a music major. Join our guest schools for a panel about successfully preparing for an audition and the culture of their institutions at 12:30p. Entrance is FREE. This truly unique day gives students direct access to information about the schools of music at colleges and universities like…

  • Berklee College of Music
  • Paradise Valley Community College
  • Musician’s Institute
  • Arizona State University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Glendale Community College
  • Los Angeles College of Music
  • Arizona Christian University
  • University of Colorado Denver

Questions? Email Josh Bennett [email protected] or call 602.353.9900

Flyer: PCM Annual College Day 2019

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Published: Published: October 3rd, 2019

FREE Professional Development for Educators at the Musical Instrument Museum


Explore new ideas in your classroom at the Musical Instruments Museum. This January and February the Musical instrument is offering professional development classes on Saturdays completely free to educators. Put these events on your calendar and register today!


Build Early Skills Through Music

Saturday, January 11, 2020  |  10:00 a.m.–noon

Free for educators Musical play enhances development in young children. Early childhood (from birth through age 8) educators will learn how to engage students in observation, discussion, and play based on MIM’s collection.

STEM For Early Childhood New in 2019–2020!

Saturday, January 11, 2020  |  1:00 p.m. –3:00pm

Free for educators STEM learning in early childhood can begin with music. Early childhood (from birth through age 8) educators will learn how to engage students in scientific exploration, observation, investigation, and analysis with the use of play and age-appropriate STEM projects related to musical instruments in MIM’s collection.

Create a Global Classroom

Saturday, February 15, 2020  |  10:00 a.m.–noon Free for educators Learn new, musical ways to bring culture into the classroom. Engage students in grades 3–12 through games, projects, and writing and discussion prompts that will empower them to investigate material culture from the museum’s collections. Focus: Mexican Banda, Yaqui Pascolas, and Central African cultural symbolism.

STEM: An Introduction to Musical Electronics New in 2019-2020!

Saturday, February 15, 2020  |  1:00–3:00 p.m.

Free for educators

Electronics are indispensable in both the music industry and daily life. Discover fun and engaging ways to introduce students in grades 3–12 to the basic concepts of electronics and magnetism that are used in musical instruments throughout MIM’s collections. No prior experience is necessary.

Educators can register at: https://mim.org/professional-development/professional-development-registration-form/

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Published: Published: September 20th, 2019

Key Connections Event Launch- Phoenix Conservatory of Music

Key Connections

An Invitation for All Music Educators and a chance to win a Fender Guitar for your Classroom!

Hosted by Phoenix Conservatory of Music

Through the support of the CMA Foundation (Country Music Association) and US Bank, The Phoenix Conservatory of Music is hosting a series of networking mixers designed specifically for music educators! General Music Educators, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Electronic Music, Teaching Artists and Private Teachers- ALL are welcome!!  This is an opportunity for you to network and mix outside of your schools, districts and organizations. Let’s come together as a community and support each other…

When:  Thursday, September 26 from 4:30p- 6:30p

Where:  Phoenix Conservatory of Music (PCM)

Inside Metrocenter Mall, 2nd Floor, North End

9617 N. Metro Parkway West, Ste. 2112

Phoenix, AZ 85051

RSVP: http://evite.me/NRr4v5BWuB

This is a FREE Event.  There will be goodie bags…. There will be food…and cookies…and cake.

There will be a door prize from FENDER!!! Who has graciously donated an electric guitar that can live in your classroom if you have the winning ticket!

Please RSVP so we know how much food and cookies and cake to provide and come meet with other music educators and see what we can’t do to help each other.


Please save the dates and times:

Thursday, November 14– 5:00-7:00p PCM Open House

Thursday, November 21– 4:30-6:30p– Music Teacher Mixer

Thursday, January 23– 4:30– 6:30p– Music Teacher Mixer

Thursday, March 26– 4:30-6:30p– Music Teacher Mixer

Thursday, July 30– 4:30-6:30p– Music Teacher Mixer


CMA Project Launch PDF

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Published: Published: August 26th, 2019

Teaching Music with Purpose: 25 Things You Can Do Tomorrow to Improve your Ensemble

On Monday October 14th, the Kyrene School District is hosting a FREE workshop from 9am to noon at Pueblo Middle School, 360  South Twelve Oaks Blvd, Chandler (South of Chandler and Rural).

This Professional Development session is sponsored by Alfred Music, hosted by the Kyrene School District, and will be led by  the amazing Music Educator and author, Dr. Peter Boonshaft.

The In-Service is Titled: TEACHING MUSIC WITH PURPOSE: 25 Things You Can Do Tomorrow to Improve Your Ensemble.

Called one of the most exciting and exhilarating voices in music education today, Dr. Peter Loel Boonshaft has been invited to speak or 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,” he is currently on the faculty of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is Professor of Music and Director of Bands. He is Conductor of the Hofstra University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, professor of conducting and music education, and Director of the graduate wind conducting program.

Dr. Boonshaft 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, and being selected for the Center for Scholarly Research and Academic Excellence at Hofstra University.

To register for the October 14th In-Service, please go to https://forms.gle/dcNSz6gA3uV67Zag7

Questions? Contact Julie Hackmann, Kyrene Performing Arts Coordinator at [email protected]

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Published: Published: August 21st, 2019

Harmony Project Phoenix- 15 Music Scholarships Available

Harmony Project Phoenix is expanding programming this year!

15 Scholarships are available for students ages 5-17 interested in music & attending Title I schools.


Each scholarship comprises of:

  • Year long Private or group lesson
  • Year long Orchestra participation
  • Musical Instrument at no cost (based on availability)
  • Performance at ASU
  • Solo Recitals
  • $1,200 annual value

For more information HP-Scholarships

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 480.227.8607

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