Each year I attend several state and local conferences where I speak to many music educators. Just a few years ago, the most common question I heard about SmartMusic was: “What is it?” Today, it’s much more likely that I’ll be approached by someone already using SmartMusic with questions about how to use it better or how to most effectively present it to parents and teachers.
I also hear many teachers sharing positive experiences about using SmartMusic in their curriculum. If this sounds like you, now would be a great time for you to put your story down on paper, because it could be worth a lot of money!
Just as they did last year, MakeMusic is sponsoring a “Share Your SmartMusic Story” contest. The top prize is $2,000 cash and a $500 JW Pepper gift certificate.
To enter, write a short essay on what affect SmartMusic and the Gradebook have had on your students and your teaching.
I know this is a busy time, but taking a few minutes now could mean a lot for your program in the 2010-2011 school year. Entry deadline is May 31, 2010, so start sharpening those pencils, and good luck!