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July 26 & 27, 2023

Tucson Girls Chorus, 4020 E River Rd


Join us for a celebration of 10 years of professional development resources from Tucson Girls Chorus! This warm, meaningful workshop features presenters who will offer practical ideas that you can apply to your classroom right away, along with inspiration to carry you into the year as you create a space for your students to know that they belong. Ideal for music educators who teach singing, and music education students.


Attend Day 1, Day 2, or both!


Wednesday July 26th, 4:30-6:30 pm

10th Annual Reading & Resource Session- FREE!

Led by TGC Staff

The perfect way to start the year! Gain accessible, practical rep ideas and resources while connecting with fellow music educators. Casual and friendly. Snacks provided!



Thursday July 27th, 8:30-3:30 pm

1-day workshop

$50 current teachers

$10 students

Partial scholarships available! Contact Nicky-


8:30am Refreshments and Mingling


9:30am Dr. Jace Saplan- Belonging and the Brain: Fostering Cultural Sustainability and Critical Thinking for All

Belonging is a primal need and a necessary component in engaging with what exists outside of our cultural periphery. When we belong, we can engage with the collective other with care, reverence, and cyclicality. This session explores techniques that weave Bell Hook’s approach to love as pedagogy and Zaretta Hammond’s work in weaving safety and critical thinking within our philosophy and practice. When we have the space to be all of who we are in our communities, our collective brains and larynxes are unstoppable forces. 


11:00am Break


11:15am Dr. Jace Saplan: Repertoire & Rehearsal Strategies for Belonging

Come ready to sing! 


12:30pm Lunch on your own


2:00pm Dr. Sierra Norris: Trauma-Informed Music Pedagogy PLUS Ask a Music Therapist

Our students experience trauma in many forms and intensity levels, and music education is uniquely poised to address neurological and social-emotional issues that trauma can create. In this discussion-based session, Dr. Norris will explore and offer practical and philosophical approaches to honoring and healing students through music. Additionally, the floor will be open for a “no stupid questions” round of Q&A!



When we sing together, we belong. 


3:30pm BYE!

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