Earning a college degree and becoming a certified teacher is just the beginning to a life-long career as a professional music educator. In fact, the current status of music education in our schools demands that music educators create new, innovative programs, and knit them into the overall learning program at their schools. The viaAcademies Professional Development Center is dedicated to providing relevant, hands-on, engaging professional development for new and seasoned music educators. 
Professional Development Center
viaAcademies Bloomsburg Regional Tech Center, 240 Market Street Bloomsburg PA 17815
Professional Networking
We invite all professionals to join our network. Through the viaAcademies blog, we provide professional information and opportunities to share innovative music education initiatives.  Visit our Media Feed page for links to our networked communities, podcasts and more.
Make Music Click
Designed for music teachers of all ages and assignments, "Make Music Click" exposes attendees to a variety of current music educational tools including software and hardware. Participants work in an instructor led, hands-on environment, using their new skills to create lessons plans while experiencing the tools for themselves.
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Make Music Click 2
Teaching the elements of music using innovative methods engages students, motivates them to want to learn more and encourages creativity.  Building on "Make Music Click," "Make Music Click 2" provides opportunities for teachers to build specific lessons using software and hardware to teach the elements of music.  Learn more...(updating, check back soon)
Solo Masters
Designed to help teachers master the pedagogical approach of teaching solo literature for competitions or festival auditions, "Solo Masters" provides a forum for teachers to interact with professional players and educators on specific solo literature.  Currently literature includes the following:

PMEA, District 8: Pre-Audition Solos (Band)

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2010-2011 School Year Program Calendar

Friday, May 20th, 2011
Full Day, Make Music Click
Location: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16, Montandon PA.
Registrar: CSIU 16, Montandon PA
Registration Fee:  $85.00 per teacher

To register, contact Audrey at the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16.

Past Events

Monday, October 11th 2010
Full Day, Make Music Click
Location: BLaST Intermediate Unit 17, Williamsport, PA.
Registrar:  BLaST Intermediate Unit 17, Williamsport PA.
Registration Fee:  $85.00 per teacher
20 teachers attended

"By embracing new technologies and integrating them wisely into existing music programs, teachers can provide Arts education that aligns with students in the here-and-now.  Doing so helps ensure the survival of our art."
Like all programs, we had to start somewhere.  The programs listed to the right are currently offered in Central PA.  All programs are full day unless otherwise noted.  For additional information on each program, visit the links to the right.  If you would like to offer one of the sessions at your school or educational support center, contact Mark Burke at mark.burke@viaAcademies.com. Our coverage area is expanding, so please let us know how we can help you meet your professional development needs.  to add text.
Mark Burke, CEO of viaAcademies
New: Webinar Series
Our latest event:

Teaching the Elements of Music with Mixcraft 5.

When: March 17th, 2011
Time:  6:30pm-8:00pm
Cost:  FREE

This session covered  how, using Mixcraft, students can manipulate the many musical elements to create their own compositons.   

The session recording is now available.
Rebecca Ciabattari

Rebecca is a "Make Music Click" Instructor, as well as Curriculum Development Manager at viaAcademies.  She is an adjunct faculty member at Lycoming College and performer with Burning River Brass.

Rebecca's love for music comes through in all she does.  Join her for this informative and fun Webinar.