Music Leadership Conference

Leading Change In Music Education in Manitoba

The Association of Music Administrators of Manitoba (AMAM) includes school division coordinators, consultants, and lead teachers, as well as representatives from post-secondary institutions, the department of education, and music partner organizations.   
The goal of the AMAM is to maintain a cohesive and collaborative network between its stakeholders, to provide professional development opportunities, and to develop leadership, growth, and direction in our music education community.  
The annual leadership conference gathers guest speakers, local facilitators, and music educators in collaboration to bring timely focus to specific issues in education through a musical lens.

11th Annual Leadership Conference 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - the day before TEMPO 
8:30 AM: Registration
CCFM – Centre culturel franco-manitobain
340 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg, MB

3:30 PM: Wine and Cheese

Major focus

Music For All - Next Steps for Inclusion – Cultural Diversity 

Do you see an evolving student body at your school? Do you see our young people moving in a new direction? Do you want to engage more students in your music program? How can we capture the attention of today's students?  Successful, innovative, diverse programs that have accomplished ALL of this will be featured in this powerful session that explores ways in which new students have become engaged in relevant music programs across the country. We will share amazing examples of what INNOVATIVE music educators are doing to involve MORE students by pushing the edge of THEIR "traditional" envelope.



Marcia Neel

Marcia is president of Music Education Consultants, Inc., a consortium of music education professionals working with a variety of educational organizations, arts associations, and school districts to foster the growth and breadth of school-based music education programs for all children. She currently serves as a consultant-on-retainer with numerous school districts across the country and internationally to assist these organizations in the development of a variety of facets of their Music and Arts Education Programs. Among others, specialty areas include curriculum development and expansion, professional development, teacher induction programs, and the providing of conductors and adjudicators for honor ensembles and music festivals. She has taught graduate music courses at Duquesne University, the Hartt School and Villanova University and continues to each at VanderCook College of Music. In April, 2016, Marcia was named Senior Director of Education for the Band and Orchestral division of Yamaha Corporation of America and will serve in this capacity as an independent consultant while continuing her efforts to ensure equity and social justice for music education programs nationwide. Website

Who should attend?

  • All music educators
  • Music Coordinators, Consultants, Team Leaders, Music Department Heads
  • School Administrators of any level (Complimentary registration)


Deadline – Friday, October 5, 2018


Payment Options: PayPal, Credit Card, and Cheque

Cheques Payable to: Manitoba Music Educators’ Association 
Attn: John Balsillie
131 Rouge Rd., Winnipeg, MB R3K 1J5