Preparing Your Ensemble for Adjudication - with Dr. Nola Jones, Conn-Selmer Clinician - Nottelmann Music Company
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Preparing Your Ensemble for Adjudication – with Dr. Nola Jones, Conn-Selmer Clinician

Preparing Your Ensemble for Adjudication – with Dr. Nola Jones, Conn-Selmer Clinician

About this Webinar –

If you direct an ensemble – band, orchestra, or choir, this is a MUST SEE webinar.  Important insights and tips are PACKED into this 55 minute webinar.  Included is the WHY, the WHAT, and the HOW in preparing your ensemble for adjudication.  You’ll get tips on how to put your ensemble on a growth track and use the adjudication to improve from year to year.  Also included, Dr. Nola Jones does a “deep dive” into adjudication sheets from these associations – Missouri HSAA, Illinois HSA, Music In The Parks, and Heritage Worldstrides festivals.

About the Clinician –

DR. NOLA JONES  is currently a Conn-Selmer Educational Support Manager for the Southeast Region on the U.S. Previously she was Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in Nashville, Tennessee. Her duties included instructional supervision of four hundred professional arts education specialists, curriculum planning, and implementation of Music Makes Us. Music Makes Us is a public/private partnership among Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, and music industry and community leaders in Nashville. Its purpose is to ensure Metro Nashville Public Schools is a worldwide leader in music education, bringing the resources of the Nashville music community together to enable participation and foster student success for all of its 81,000 students.

Dr. Jones also maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician for concert bands, marching bands, and honor ensembles. She has appeared nationally in 38 of the United States and internationally in Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, and Singapore. At the request of NAfME, she was Director of the 2010 and 2011 US Army All-American Band, performing at the NBC televised US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas and served on its Blue Ribbon Committee to write National Standards for Marching Band. She has judged for WGI, Bands of America and Drum Corps International and currently serves on the DCI Judge Liaison Team for the music caption. Dr. Jones received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Mississippi State University and the Master of Music Education degree from Mississippi College. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of South Carolina where she was a student of Dr. William J. Moody.


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 – Review the Follow-up Links Below

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

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