Schedule Overview

Convention Schedule Overview

Below you will find the schedule for the 57th National Convention.
Please be aware that some sessions/times may change prior to Opening Ceremonies.

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  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Men of Song Rehearsal
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Men of Song Rehearsal
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Select Chorus Rehearsal
  • 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Registration is Open
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Gospel Choir Rehearsal
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – 1898 Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Sinfonia Strings Rehearsal
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Sinfonia Winds Rehearsal
  • 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Sinfonia Store
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – National Assembly Session 1
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Men of Song Rehearsal
  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Welcome Reception
  • 8:00 PM – 9:00 – Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM – The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra Concert
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Morning Run (optional)
  • 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Registration
  •  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sinfonia Store
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Justin Jones-Fosu: The Inclusive Mindset
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – 1898 Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Men of Song Rehearsal
  • 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – National Assembly Session 2
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Justin Jones-Fosu: Breakout Discussion
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Dr. Eric Posada: The Upside Down: Tips for Instrumentalists Conducting Choirs
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Angie Carr: Recruitment
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Manny Lopez: Introduction to Barbershop Tags
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Composers Forum with Dr. Roland Carter, Kevin Day, Daniel Gawthrop, Dr. Chad Hughes, and Robert Sheldon.
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Select Chorus Rehearsal
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Pam Smith Kelly: The Phi Mu Alpha Connection: The impact of the music and legacy of Claude T. Smith
  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Lunch
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Scott Schwartz: Sousa and Baseball
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – DeRochelle Coleman: The Brotherhood Network
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Janice Bane: Copyright 101
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Leonard Williams: Business Professional Etiquette Workshop
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Dr. Jason Nam: Effective Rehearsal Methods for Conductors
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Brian Stratton: Mills Music Missions: Sinfonia’s Future
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Gospel Choir Rehearsal
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Sinfonia Strings Rehearsal
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – 1898 Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Sinfonia Winds Rehearsal
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Robert Sheldon: Preparing Your Ensemble for Expressive Performance
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Dr. Wonkak Kim – Universal Musicianship
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Choral Reading Session (Tentative)
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – National Assembly Session 3
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Austin Durflinger: Fundraising for Chapters
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Dr. Eric Posada: Intentional Choral Warm-Ups: Skill Building & Accountability
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Chad Walker: Wind Instrument Repair Techniques for the Music Educator
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Red and Black Brass Band Meet and Greet
  • 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM – Sinfonia Sing at the Gateway Arch
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Men of Song Chorus Sound Check/Dress Rehearsal
  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Dinner (ON YOUR OWN)
  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Shuttle Bus Service to Men of Song Concert
  • 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Men of Song Concert at Third Baptist Church
  • 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM – Shuttle Bus Service Hotel Return
  • 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Strolling Sinfonians
  • 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM – Candidates Forum
  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – Sinfonian Workout at the Hotel Gym (optional)
  • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Registration
  • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Sinfonia Store
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Mills Music Missions
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – National Assembly Session 4
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – 1898 Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Ed Washington and Angelo Johnson: Opera (TBD)
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Chad Walker: Wind Instrument Repair Techniques for the Music Educator
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Austin Durflinger: Fundraising for Chapters
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Scott Schwartz: The American School Band Movement
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Pam Smith Kelly: Flexible Ensembles
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Dr. Joseph Parisi: Reflections and Strategies to Increase Creativity and Musicianship in our Rehearsals
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Devon Marrett: Hazing Prevention Education: Marching To A Different Beat
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Select Chorus Rehearsal
  • 11:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Manny Lopez: Barbershop Singing for Chapters
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Composers Forum with Dr. Roland Carter, Kevin Day, Daniel Gawthrop, Dr. Chad Hughes, and Robert Sheldon.
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Dr. Wonkak Kim: Expanding the Compositional and Performance Horizons throughout Intercultural Collaboration
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Faculty Advisor Forum
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Dr. Jeffery Murdock: Music Education (TBD)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Angie Carr: Recruitment
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Select Chorus Sound Check/Dress Rehearsal
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Gospel Choir Rehearsal
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Sinfonian Strings Rehearsal
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Sinfonia Winds Rehearsal
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – National Assembly Session 5 (FINAL)
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Devon Marrett: Hazing Prevention Breakout Discussion
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Leonardo Williams: Business Soft Skills Workshop
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Robert Sheldon: The Small School Band
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – 10-Year Member Anniversary Pinning Ceremony
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Washington and Johnson: Opera (TBD)
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Brian Stratton: Mills Music Missions, Sinfonia’s Future
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Select Chorus Concert at the Old Cathedral
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Gospel Choir Dress Rehearsal
  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Shuttle Bus to 1898 Jazz Orchestra Concert
  • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM – LifeLoyal Reception and Dinner
  • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Dinner (ON YOUR OWN)
  • 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Jazz Orchestra Concert at Powell Symphony Hall
  • 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM – Shuttle Bus Hotel Return
  • 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM – John Mongiovi: The Ritual and Its Meaning
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Morning Gateway Arch Park Walk (Optional)
  • 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM – Delegate Headshots
  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Registration
  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Sinfonia Store
  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Challenge Coin Presentation
  • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Sinfonia Winds Sound Check/Dress Rehearsal
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Eric Marienthal: Meet and Greet
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – John Richardson: Music Industry
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Dennis Castiglione: The Power of Harmony
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – 25-Year Member Anniversary Pinning Ceremony
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Province Governor Caucus
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Collegiate Province Representative Caucus
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Session TBD
  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Ritual Dress Rehearsal
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – National Initiation Ritual
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Shuttle Bus to Sinfonia Winds Concert
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Sinfonia Winds Concert
  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Shuttle Bus Hotel Return
  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Gala Banquet Reception
  • 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Gala Banquet Dinner and Sinfonia Strings Concert
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Morning Gateway Arch Park Walk (Optional)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Memorial Service
  • 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM – Sinfonia Store
  • 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM – Gospel Choir Performance
  • 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Closing Ceremonies
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Shock City Studios Tour (optional)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – A Sinfonian Organ Recital Series (optional)
  • 4:00 PM – 11:59 PM – National Executive Committee Meeting

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