Thursday, January 17 -
Saturday, January 19, 2013
DeVos Place and Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
in Grand Rapids, Michigan

























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Mission Statement: The purpose of the Michigan Music Conference is to provide relevant professional development and vibrant musical experiences that support music education for educators and their students.

A unique component of the Michigan Music Conference has been the Technology Pre-Conference. Unfortunately, for 2013 this will not occur. The Michigan Music Conference Board of Directors sincerely apologizes as we fully realize it has become a valuable asset to the overall Conference and all attendees.

There will be, for 2013, a limited selection of technology sessions. Please continue to check the Program Information for continuing updated information.

Additional and unique components of the Michigan Music Conference are the Thursday Pre-Conference events featuring the Conducting Symposium, Suzuki Teaching Training, MMEA Elementary General Music Workshop, Let's All Dance! Folk Dances That Work in Any Classroom, MASTA/MSBOA Teacher Orchestra, and the Research Symposium. We know everyone can find something of interest in the extra, in-depth workshops.

The membership of the Michigan Music Conference is comprised of the boards of directors of the:

  • MASTA - Michigan Chapter, American String Teachers Association
  • MMEA - Michigan Music Education Association
  • MSBOA - Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association
  • MSVMA - Michigan School Vocal Music Association


Executive Committee:

Chair Virginia Kerwin (MSVMA)
Treasurer Paul Lichau (MSBOA)
Vice-Chair Cory Micheel-Mays (MMEA)
Secretary Diane Winder (MASTA)
  Chris Blackmer (MSBOA)
  John Lychmer (MMEA)
  Erich Wangeman (MSVMA)
  Tim Staudacher (MASTA)
  Christina Hornbach (MMEA)



Planning Committee:

Chair Wendee Wolf-Schlarf (MSVMA)
Secretary Kevin Culling (MSBOA)
  Colleen Conway (MMEA)
  Cindy Swan-Eagan (MSBOA)
  Doug Armstead (MSVMA)
  Garret Ernst (MSBOA)
  Brian Ambrose (MSBOA)
  Valerie Palmieri (MASTA)
  Jeff Thomas (MASTA)
  Lynn Brosnan (MASTA)
  Caitlin Mihalko (MASTA)
  Charles Bullard (MSBOA)
  Kelli Salisbury (MMEA)
Conducting Symposium Chair Mark Stice (MSBOA)
Honors Choir Director Mark Krempski (MSVMA)




  • January 16-18, 2014

MMC Logo Michigan Music Conference
1390 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor MI 48108
Phone: (734) 239-8104
E-mail: info@michiganmusicconference.org
MMC Cancellation and Refund Policy: Full refunds will be given for cancellations received in writing by December 14, 2013. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after December 14, 2013 no exceptions. Please contact Registration@MichiganMusicConference.org with any questions.