NSBA 2020 Conference

NSBA is hosting its 2020 Conference online, on ZOOM, between Oct. 19-22, sponsored by Long & McQuade and Music Mentors International.

Combined NSBA membership and conference fees are $50, and must be received by October 19, 2020. Payment options can be found in the membership section of the NSBA website.

FULL – NSBA Conference 2020 Brochure


In a nutshell, here’s the itinerary:

October 19, 7pm ADT:
Listening in Band: Why & How, Paul Hutton & Richard Bennett

October 20, 7pm ADT
Borrowed Wisdom: Advice for ensembles collected from great adjudicators, Dr. Mark Hopkins

October 21, 7pm ADT
Through a colourful lens: considering composer-student connectedness when selecting repertoire for your ensemble, Dr. Jodie Blackshaw

October 21, 8:15pm ADT
The Creative Process: how to inspire, guide and shape compositional thinking in your music students, Dr. Jodie Blackshaw

October 22 – 7pm ADT
What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love: Building community and engagement to best serve our learners, Dr. Dale Lonis & Ardith Haley.

There will be a virtual social event,  hosted by NSBA Vice President Diane Clark, starting at 8:15pm ADT.

All registered conference participants will receive ZOOM meeting invitations on the day of each session. A full conference brochure is available on our website <link direct to the PDF on the website>

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