Burnsville High School music teacher Hope Grover was one of 300 music educators from around the world selected to attend the 18th annual Conn-Selmer Institute workshop in Mishawaka, Ind., in June. The theme for this year’s four-day workshop was “Music In Our Schools.”
Grover was offered a variety of clinics and sessions that focused on creating an environment of artistic excellence, bringing awareness of the value of music learning to the school community and introducing an array of critical topics typically not offered as a part of the traditional college requirements.
Through this professional development experience, Grover was able to meet with master teachers, network with innovative figures in the industry and learn trade secrets from major names in the music education field.
“Those in attendance represent the ‘best of the best’ in the music education community,” remarked Conn-Selmer representatives in a follow-up letter. “They willingly [contributed] their personal summer vacation time to increase their knowledge-base for the benefit of those young men and women who choose to be a part of their school music programs.”