Ram Estrada, Lamar Consolidated ISD
Rachel H. Dickson, The Ensemble Theatre
Azar Rejaie, University of Houston-Downtown
Houston's arts organizations share resources for coping, renewal, and healing.
All sessions are virtual, FREE, and open to the public. CPE Credit Certificates are available. Registration is required.
Tuesday, March 30, from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Apr. 20, from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 18, from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Each session features three presentations from three of Houston's arts organizations. Info about each session is coming soon!
Sessions and Presenters for Tuesday, March 30
5:30 - 6 p.m. Central
Presented by MECA - Multicultural Education & Counseling through the Arts
Armando Silva, Arts Program Director
In this session, former professional dancer Armando Silva returns to the HAP Conference to lead a full body aerobic work out using a combination of dance and yoga techniques. Be sure to wear loose clothing and have plenty of drinking water available. This session does not require any previous dance training. Instructor will assist in modifying movement for all levels of movement ability.
6 - 6:30 p.m. Central
Listen to the Line
Presented by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Adrianna Benavides, Teen Council and Tour Programs Coordinator
In this accessible, relaxing session, participants will explore a quick expression of line drawings connected to music. We will draw in response to five pieces, each with different rhythms, tempos, and genres. Participants will be invited to share their drawings and how the music influenced their expression. This simple yet impactful drawing exercise is inspired by the current CAMH exhibition Slowed and Throwed: Records of a City through Mutated Lenses.
6:30 - 7 p.m. Central
Self-Care for the Music Educator: Not Just a Buzzword
Presented by Lamar CISD
Beth Duhon, K-5 Music Teacher, Travis Elementary
Tired of feeling more like a martyr than a musician? Is burnout a very real possibility? Is your family and frankly yourself always getting the short end of the stick? Duhon will help you write a MAP (My Action Plan) to help you get to the root cause of your stress and empower you to rediscover the joy of being a music educator. This is not the tired advice of bubble baths and lighting candles, not that there's anything wrong with that! We'll start with a self-assessment to realistically determine where you are thriving and where you are striving. From your commute to your meals to how you use your planning period, you will leave with practical steps that you can implement now to improve the quality of your music teacher life! Periodically through-out the clinic, attendees will be given time (with background music) to journal their next action step and book it as they would an appointment. We will leave with hope and strategies because hope is not a strategy.