January 18-19, 2019
First Baptist Church 1001 N. Central Exressway Richardson, TX
Dr. Artie Almeida
Educator, Clinician, Author of Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves Oh My!
Dr. Artie Almeida
Dr. Artie Almeida recently retired after 37 years as the music specialist at Bear Lake Elementary school in Apopka FL, where she taught 1160 K-5 students. Her dynamic performing groups have concertized for MENC, AOSA, and on the NBC Today Show. Look for The Bear Lake Sound, her premiere performing ensemble, as one of the featured groups in the upcoming music education advocacy documentary Marching Beyond Halftime.
Artie was chosen as Florida Music Educator of the Year and was also selected as an International Educator 2006 by the Cambridge England Biographical Society. She was the 1999 Seminole County Teacher of the Year, Runner-Up for Florida Teacher of the Year, a Teacher of the Year at the school level 6 times and was named as a University of Central Florida Alumna of the Decade.
She served seven years on the Board of Directors of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and was an early childhood music consultant for Walt Disney World. Artie was the saxophone instructor at Valencia State College and the Early Childhood Music & Movement instructor at Seminole State College. She is included in multiple editions of Who’s Who in American Education and the publication Great Minds of the 21st Century. Artie has provided professional development clinics to teachers in 46 states and 4 countries.
Artie is the author of 36 internationally acclaimed teaching resources, including KidSTix, Mallet Madness, Mallet Madness Strikes Again, Parachutes, Ribbons and Scarves, Oh My!, Recorder Express, Adventures with the Orchestra, ten Music Proficiency Packs, as well as four music theory and assessment games featuring the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes characters.
In addition to her public school teaching duties, Artie is an adjunct professor at The University of Central Florida, teaches applied saxophone lessons and performs on historical winds with the renaissance ensembles The Halifax Consort and Ars Antiqua.
In her spare time Artie enjoys reading, birdwatching, and traveling with her husband John, who is the trumpet professor at the University of Central Florida.
Instruments: Mark Burrows, Director of Children's Ministries, First United Methodist Church, Ft. Worth, TX
Electives: Sandy Stephenson, Children's Minister, Double Oak Community, Birmingham, AL
Children's Worship: Angela Irby, Associate Worship Director, The Heights Baptist Church, Richardson, TX Terrie Turner, Children's Choir Director, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, TX
Preschool Weekday Education: Elaine Clark, Minister to Preschool, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, TX
Children's Choir Leadership Combined Grades 1-6: Heather Olson, Creative Director, Open Heart Musicals, Garland, TX Kimberly Ingram, Composer/Writer, Open Heart Musicals, Sunnyvale, TX
Preschool Children's Choir Leadership: Missy Iley, Associate Music Minister, First Baptist Church, Lewisville, TX
Younger Children's Choir Leadership Grades 1-3: Sheila Goskie, Director of Children's Music, Idlewild Baptist Church, Tampa, FL
Older Children's Choir Leadership Grades 4-6: Terry Taylor, Managing Editor of Growing in Grace Children’s Music Curriculum, Nashville, TN
Early (through December 21, 2018): $125 | Regular (beginning December 22, 2018): $149
Cancellation fee of $40 will be charged after January 7, 2019. No refunds will be given after January 14, 2019.
Last year’s event had over 175 children’s choir and children’s music leadership from 36 churches in attendance. We are offering several opportunities for you to promote your products and services.
Friday, January 18
12:30 pm Registration & Exhibits Open 2:00-3:00 Early Bird Session 3:00 Welcome/General Session 3:15-4:15 Session 1 4:15 Exhibits Break/Snack Break 4:45-5:45 Session 2 5:45 Dinner/Exhibits 6:3-7:00 Trent Blackley & Kids 7:05-8:00 Special Guest - Artie Almedia 8:00 Door Prizes /Dismiss
Saturday, January 19
8:30 am Devotional - Tom Tillman 8:50-9:50 Session 3 9:50 Exhibit Break 10:20-11:20 Session 4 11:30-12:30 Session 5 12:30 Lunch 1:20 Artie Almedia 2:20 Grand Prize Drawing/Dismiss
Wyndham Park Central
7800 Alpha Road Dallas, TX 75240 972.233.7600 wyndham.com
Single/Double: $104 per room
Triple: $114 per room Quad: $124 per room
These are suite type rooms with a living room and a pull out couch that converts to a bed. Breakfast is included for up to two persons per room. Additional breakfasts may be purchased if there are three/four people per each room.
Each church is responsible for making and paying for their reservation from the room block. Each church is also responsible for providing Tax Exempt Certificates from their church.
Reservations must be made online by Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
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