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

Including Those We Serve - Engaging Students In Their Success

- MST
Bartolin Hall 207/208/209

Tom Chapman
Lewis-Palmer High School, Director of Bands and Popular Music Studies

Mr. Tom Chapman is in his 14th year of teaching and currently he serves as the Director of Bands and Popular Music Studies at Lewis-Palmer High School. Previous positions have included Beginning Band Teacher and District Beginning Band Coordinator for the Lewis-Palmer School District and PreK-12 Band and General Music Teacher for the Kit Carson School District. Mr. Chapman also serves as District 5 Representative for the CMEA Instrumental Council. He holds a Master of Music Education from the University of Colorado - Boulder and his Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado.


At the heart of every program are the students - we do what we do in schools for their benefit. But, as in every subject, often the process of music education is done to our students and not with them. In this session ideas will be shared on involving students in the conversations and decisions that shape our programs, from the culture and inclusion of our classrooms, to individual and group growth, excellence, and success.

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