Pathways for Funding Music Education - with Mike Kamphuis, Conn-Selmer Clinician - Nottelmann Music Company
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Pathways for Funding Music Education – with Mike Kamphuis, Conn-Selmer Clinician

Pathways for Funding Music Education – with Mike Kamphuis, Conn-Selmer Clinician

About this Webinar –

Music educators have so much to consider when building a quality program, and many times this area of managing the physical assets and planning for growth gets neglected.  Watch the webinar and learn how to apply Mike’s strategy he calls “The Four Pillars to Support Your Program.”  Those PILLARS – Recruitment and Retention, Asset Management, Budget Creation, and Advocacy/Justification are explained in detail.  Once you’ve viewed the webinar, you will learn how to take the next steps to build a strong program on those Four Pillars. 

Mike is interviewed in this webinar by Ray Benton, Technology and Media Specialist for Nottelmann Music, presented to the Kirkwood School District Band Staff and recorded live.  Rebecca Friesen is the Director of Bands for the district.


About the Clinician –

MIKE KAMPHIUS is the Managing Director of Conn-Selmer’s Division of Education.   Mike has put together a program of planning, developing, and managing music programs which is now used by hundreds of schools across the country.  He has presented on this topic at 15 different conferences including the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.

To gain the most benefit, please follow these suggested steps:

Step One – Download the Note Page

Prepare to either type your notes into the Word.doc or Google Doc and save the changes, or write in your notes by hand into a printed copy.

Step Two –

As you view the webinar, we encourage you to take notes as you go along.  Feel free to stop the recording and rewind as needed.

Step Three – Download the Action Plan Template

Choose either format; Word Doc or Google Doc.  After considering the key points that you wish to implement, describe the point in the ACTION BOX select a date for the initial implementation.  Then, select a date that you plan to review and assess the success of the implementation.

Step Four –

An 80% score or better will result in a Certificate of Completion emailed to the address you provide.  Those scoring less than 80% will be allowed to retake the quiz.  In order to do so, you’ll need to register in the quiz with an alternate email.

Step Five – Access the Follow-up Links Below

Free materials referred to in the webinar

Instrument Condition Report Rubric – MS Excel

Supplement-Instrument Condition Assessment Chart, National Standard Instrument Depreciation Schedule – MS Word

Interested in setting up the Conn-Selmer Inventory System in your school?  Email Ray Benton –

You are encouraged to review these links for further study related to this topic.

Webinar – Recruitment and Retention, with Joe Pappas

Article – Preparing The Music Department Budget; Being Creative – by Joe Pappas