About the Remix

Created in the 2018-2019 school year by Vince Genualdi, Remixing General Music is an event where musicians, scholars, and educators come together to inspire and inform one another about emerging practices related to teaching secondary general music. The conference aims to provide a practical and theoretical understanding of digital music concepts, innovative and relevant teaching practices, and to serve as a resource for music educators.

Remixing General Music 2020

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2020 Session titles and presenters

The Risky Business of Music Education | Dr. Vicki R. Lind, Co-author "Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education, From Understanding to Application", University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Remixing with Hip-Hop Ethics | Dr. Adam Kruse, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Pop Music Aural Skills | Miles Comiskey, Lane Tech College Prep High School

Production Through Performance: A New Way to Teach Tech | Bob Habersat, shedthemusic.com

Making Music with Max: A Programming Language for Sound | Stephan Moore, Northwestern University

Cover Song Creation Through Technology and Informal Music Learning | Vince Genualdi, Saint Viator High School

Guest Panel: Audio and Recording College and Career Opportunities | Yuri Lysoivanov, Flashpoint Chicago, Thomas Miller, DePaul University, Stephan Moore, Northwestern University

A Community Response to Student Stress and Trauma | Jim Arey, Elk Grove High School

Music Fluency: How Technology Refocuses Music Creation and Composition in Education | Dr. Barbara Freedman, author "Teaching Music Through Composition: A Curriculum Using Technology", Greenwich High School

"Bus down, get busy": Lessons learned at hip-hop camp: Dr. Adam Kruse & Professor Lamont Holden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Teaching Music with Technology: Lessons that Work! |Dr. Barbara Freedman, Greenwich High School

#DAWLife: Beat-making | TheLetterLBeats

Pilot ILMEA Student Programming and & PD Event | Vince Genualdi & Gina Wych, Saint Viator High School and Minooka Community High School

Energy as Currency: Using Hip-Hop as a Transformative Tool | MotherNature

Remixing General Music 2019

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2019 Session titles and presenters

"They don't think it be like it is, but it do": Teacher Concerns about Hip-Hop and Music Education | Dr. Adam Kruse, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Music's all we got: A story of a high school hip-hop course | Brandon Catt, Glenbard East High School

Exploring Informal Music Learning | Vince Genualdi, Saint Viator High School

Sampling: A lesson from Julie Anders| Vince Genualdi, Saint Viator High School

#DAWLife | TheLetterLBeats

Beat 101: First steps in teaching production | Miles Comiskey, Lane Tech College Prep

Rap and Freestyling | Dr. Adam Kruse, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Unpacking a Hip-Hop Philosophy | Professor Jarritt Sheel, Berklee College of Music

Really?!! Me teach hip-hop???? | Dr. Maud Hickey, Northwestern University

I think I heard You: Critically listening to Hip-Hop |Professor Jarritt Sheel, Berklee College of Music

Free Improvisation in the Music Theory Class | Matt Karnstedt, Libertyville High School

Alternative Controllers and Introduction to Synthesis| Sigi Mueller

Live Audio Mixing and Sound Boards | Vince Genualdi & Mike Smolenski