Workshops and Registration

NDVC Registration

*2020-2021 Membership is $25 for all members

Membership Fees:

  • Early-bird Local Dues ($52)  
         *(Open May 1 and valid through August 10, 2019)

  • Local Dues ($57)

  • Retired Teacher ($37)

  • First-time Chapter Member ($37)   *(non-1st year teacher) 

  • First-year Music Teacher ($0)

  • Student Membership ($0)

  • Drop-in Workshop Fee ($20)


To join NDVC, a local chapter of AOSA, simply  

Workshop/ Meeting Calendar

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Social Sunday us an opportunity for members to socialize, virtually of course! Members from across the valley can remain connected while socially distancing. They can collaborate on solutions to the challenges we face in our classroom and also provide feedback on possible learning opportunities with NDVC. Meetings will take place using ZOOM. So, if you aren't familiar with it, you may want to check it out!

Click here to RSVP for the next Social Sunday

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Tech Tuesday with be filled with tech tips and lesson ideas from our music education community. Teachers are invited to share their best ideas and helpful hints for running a virtual classroom. Our first meeting will feature the NDVC Digital Goody Bag. This is a handy collection of items to build visuals for your classroom.

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Dr. Howard is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of St. Thomas .. In addition to her university schedule, Dr. Howard has presented at the national and international level helping music teachers around the world to make meaningful connections with music, dance, and people of diverse cultures and navigating the creation of learning experiences that promote and celebrate equity. Her research interests and publications include works on ethnomusicology, activism in music education, and global singing traditions.  She recently published the book First Steps in Global Music through GIA.

Join fellow members in reading and discussing Responsive Music Classroom for Music, Art, PE and Other Special Topics. Over three meetings, members will take a look at tips and tricks to creating a positive, student-centered, success driven classroom. All meetings will be held virtually through Zoom.

Meeting Dates: September 16, September 30, October 14 - 4:30 - 5:45 pm

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Let's talk Ukulele! Join NDVC and Bernadette Etcheverry for a live conversation about all things Ukulele. From instruments to curriculum and student engagement to performance we have you covered! Check her out at

**Notes will only be for workshop attendees**

Too often, we lose sight of process, creation, exploration, and more when addressing behavior - and teaching virtually has only exacerbated these challenges. How can we create a community of learners when teaching from a distance, when on a cart, or when in various blended scenarios? In this workshop, we’ll learn more about Responsive Classroom and how we can utilize its principles to continue to make music and gather together whether in-person or on the screen.


Whether you’re in a classroom in 6 foot squares or on a computer in 12 inch squares, whether you’re singing your hearts out over the internet or silenced by masks and safety protocols, my goal is to offer something useful for everyone.  We will focus on getting kids moving to help them tap into their musicality and creativity.  For our youngest students, we’ll explore adapted folk dance and fanciful finger plays.  For our older students we’ll explore body percussion and how it can transfer to at home found sounds.

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Images in pictures will be our springboard to explore possibilities in music-making and movement. This open-ended exploration is designed to spark ideas that can be adapted for in-person, virtual, or hybrid classrooms. Please bring: a hand drum and a few pieces of paper.