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

Teachers Matter Too: Recognizing and Reducing Teacher Burnout

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Bartolin Hall E-213/214

David Pope
Baldwin Wallace University, Associate Professor of Music Education

David Pope serves an Associate Professor of Music Education and Chair of Professional Studies at Baldwin Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music. In addition, he is also a senior conductor and camp director for the Baldwin Wallace University String Orchestra Camp and serves as a string clinician for Alfred Music. As an active adjudicator and clinician, he has conducted numerous all-state orchestras, regional honor orchestras, and served as a guest clinician for orchestra programs, university summer camps, and university music education programs across the United States. Dr. Pope has also presented string pedagogy clinics and his research at numerous state, regional, national, and international conferences.


Balancing work and home life is difficult for most music teachers. In many instances, music teachers sacrifice their personal well-being and time with their family so they can provide their students with quality experiences. This unhealthy divide was only exasperated during the pandemic. In this session, I will discuss the internal, external, and physical factors that cause teacher burnout, how to recognize the signs of burnout, and strategies for reducing teacher burnout. Attendees will also share their solutions for balancing their work and home lives.

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