CMEA Election Day Professional Development Workshop

Music Education for ALL!

Tuesday November 8, 2022
9 AM - 3 PM
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT

We hope that you will join CMEA this Election Day for our annual professional development day!  Our goal is to provide something for everyone at this year’s event and that you leave excited with new ideas to try in your classroom the next day!

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Audrey Cardany, Associate Professor of Music at the University of Rhode Island.  Dr. Cardany will present her keynote, “Being Human is Being Musical” to all participants:

The challenges of the past two years highlight music’s existential role in helping people cope and find meaning in the face of traumatic separation and social unrest. One needed only to check their social media accounts to rediscover that music is the Art we use to sing love, hope, and comfort to each other when we could not hug, hold hands, or share a meal. Drawing upon the words and experiences of music students, community and professional musicians, ethnomusicologists and social scientists, the speaker crafts a narrative that highlights music as a birthright of every child and celebrates music education as an essential cultural endeavor.

Dr. Cardnay will also be presenting a session titled “Cultivating Musicianship in Any Setting.”  Additional presenters and sessions can be found below, keep scrolling.

This PD day will take place in Davidson Hall on the campus of Central Connecticut State University.  Check-in, on-site registration, and light refreshments will be located outside Torp Hall.  Sessions will take place in either Torp or Founders Hall within Davidson.  A schedule for the day and day of logistics can be found below!

Audrey Cardany, DMA.

Keynote Speaker

Being Human is Being Musical

Audrey Cardany, DMA., is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Cardany’s teaching experience also includes vocal/general music in public schools, early childhood programs, and musicianship classes for all ages. She holds Levels I-IV Kodály certifications from Arizona State University and teaches musicianship for the University of Nebraska Omaha’s summer Kodály certificate program. She recently conducted the Rhode Island Elementary All State children’s chorus, and has conducted URI’s University Chorus and chamber group, Voces Excelsis, as well as choral ensembles for ASU’s summer Kodály certification classes. Her research and pedagogical materials are published in The Psychology of Music, Silver-Burdett’s Interactive Music and Making Music textbook series, General Music Today, and the Rhode Island Music Educators Review. Driven by the conviction that the Arts are central to our lives, Audrey is dedicated to improving access to music and opportunities for all to be musical in ways that benefit the individual and their families and communities.

*On site registration is available*
Checks or EXACT cash only


CMEA Member $30
CMEA Member HALF DAY (AM or PM) $15
Non-Member $50
Non-Member HALF DAY (AM or PM) $25
CMEA Collegiate Member FREE*
Non-Member Collegiate $10

Payment Methods: Credit Card or School Purchase Order **

ON SITE Payment Method is credit card or exact cash only

* Membership must be current at the time of registration to receive the member rate.

** School PO Number or PO Form is necessary in order to register.

Please note that lunch is NOT included on this day.  Plan to bring your lunch, utilize the campus dining hall, or go off campus to grab a bite to eat.