2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

Copyright Compliance and the Music Classroom

- MST
Bartolin Hall 207/208/209

James Weaver
National Federation of High School State Associations, Director of Performing Arts and Sports

Dr. James Weaver is the Director of Performing Arts and Sports for the National Federation of High School State Associations. He has been a teacher and administrator at the district, state, and national level. As the director of performing arts and sports Dr. Weaver oversees student participation, professional development, and awareness of performing arts activities throughout the nation’s 19,500+ high schools. Dr. Weaver has been a part of several national projects for performing arts educators including serving as the co-chair of the International Performing Arts Aerosol Study, creating copyright compliance resources, and developing national trainings for performing arts adjudicators.


Using copyrighted materials is a complicated, but necessary ingredient in music education. This workshop will focus on the background of copyright and the best practices on using copyrighted materials in your classroom. Topics will include fair use, educational exemptions, arrangements, copyright law and commonly asked questions.