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SmartMusic Spotlight Webinar Series: Feature Focus
Join our Feature Focus webinar series to get a deeper look into specific features and resources for your class in the SmartMusic app. Register for one, or all of the webinars below!

• Jul 21: SIGHT READING BUILDER, PART 1
• Jul 28: SIGHT READING BUILDER, PART 2
• Aug 11: RUBRIC DESIGN
• Aug 18: FEATURE UPDATES
• Aug 25: THE COMPOSE TOOL
• Sep 8: GRADEBOOK TIPS AND TRICKS

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Kevin Mead
Clinician @MakeMusic
Kevin Mead has recently retired after thirty-five years as a public-school music teacher. His high school ensembles have won several awards and honors including “Superior” ratings, first place performances throughout the east coast. His Wind Ensemble received the “Rochester Rocs” award for Best School Band and was invited to perform at the New York State Music Conference. Mr. Mead has been honored with several individual awards, among them, being twice named his school’s National Honor Society Teacher of the Year, the Monroe County Legislature 2017 Willie Lightfoot Youth Advocate of the Year, and was named the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra 2018 Band Music Educator of the Year. Kevin has been a certified MakeMusic clinician for over 10 years, training teachers throughout the country.
Ted Scalzo
Education Specialist @MakeMusic
Ted Scalzo is a music educator, having conducted wind ensembles, jazz and marching bands, instrumental lessons, and advanced music composition. Throughout his career in the public schools, he has been an advocate of using technology to enhance and improve student and teacher instructional needs. Mr. Scalzo and his students were featured on the cover of School Band & Orchestra magazine and the accompanying article outlined how he employed technology both in the classroom and in the concert arena. He is now retired from Bay Shore Schools and Hofstra University. Ted is currently an Education Specialist and clinician for MakeMusic, living in San Antonio Texas performing with several big bands in the area.
Dr. Glenn Pohland
Clinician @MakeMusic
Glenn Pohland, D.M.A., is the director of instrumental music at Loras College and an assistant professor in the communication and fine arts division. He conducts the wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, and chamber groups; serves as instructor of the low brass studio; and teaches courses in music education, orchestration, music history, instrumental techniques and conducting. Previously, Dr. Pohland was an assistant professor of instrumental music education at the University of Minnesota and served for 24 years as the director of bands and general music teacher in the Glencoe-Silver Lake school district. He is also an active adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor.
Leigh Kallestad
Clinician @MakeMusic
Leigh Kallestad, retired Education Manager at MakeMusic, has presented Finale and SmartMusic clinics at numerous state MEA conventions and in Germany and Australia. While at MakeMusic, he developed SmartMusic and Finale training for countless K-12 school in-services, college music programs, regional workshops and online webinars. Prior to joining MakeMusic, Leigh taught instrumental music at Mound Westonka High School, Mound, MN for 22 years. Leigh holds degrees in Music Education from the University of North Dakota and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He is an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.