Apply to Present at Modern Band Summit
Presenting at this year’s Modern Band Summit
As a modern band educator, you have so much experience and expertise to share with your peers, so we invite you to submit a proposal for a breakout, poster, and/or jam session at this summer’s conference. All presenters will receive stipends for their participation.
Each year, we have a content focus. While we accept submissions across all content areas, we encourage presenters to tie their presentation to the focus. This year’s Modern Band Summit theme is Music Ecosystems: Leveraging Human Connections in the Age of Technology. We would love submissions focused on connecting with our communities, collaborating with others, and how we can use tools such as AI and other technology to expand access to meaningful music making for more people.
Come meet fellow educators, see guest artist presentations, jam with your peers, and experience the only conference dedicated to modern band education! Submit your application below.
"This is a grassroots movement that is going to make a huge difference. I think it could revolutionize music education as we know it."
"I'm here at the summit simply because it is the best training I have ever received."
“Modern Band Summit is something I look forward to every year. It is the best professional development conference I have attended in my 24 years of being a music educator."
“Modern band will change US music education. It will catch fire and spread to every school district. I am proud and ecstatic to be a part of this movement and plan to move mountains to spread the word.”
"Every session was a golden nugget of teaching happiness. It wasn't the traditional music program. This was a way to make music immediately accessible for our students in a way that kids would want to be a part of.”
Barbara “Bobbie” G.
"I am always blown away by the high-quality professional development opportunities provided at the Summit. I feel supported and empowered in so many ways. I am proud to be a part of this community.”
“I learned motivating, engaging strategies for composition, improvisation, speech, and rap that I will utilize in the classroom immediately when students return in the fall. Thank you!”
“Modern band truly changed my life. I know that sounds crazy, but it did! I was burned out and I was losing my passion for teaching. I attended the 101 workshop with a few of my colleagues and I found my passion again! Thank you a million times over!”
“The Modern Band Summit is by far the best professional development I have and likely ever will receive. It's so much more than just the conference and the sessions. It's the community, the events, the way the staff is connected and involved, and so much more.”
"This was my first Modern Band Summit professional development event. I cannot wait to get started with my young musicians to begin teaching all the amazing things I've learned. Thank you all for this amazing experience. Your energy and enthusiasm was through the roof!"