WindStars 1 Workshop

Saturday, July 22, 2023

8:30 am - 4 pm

Swope Music Building Recital Hall, Room 135

Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock, PA

WindStars 1 is an interactive workshop which introduces the Dood and Toot pre-band instruments. Participants will have opportunities to play both instruments and learn how to structure pre-band lessons aligned with a “sound before sight” strategy. This student-centered approach emphasizes active student input through improvisation, movement, and composition. Participants in this workshop will also explore how WindStars 1 can be easily integrated into teaching methods they are already using to enhance their current programs. This workshop is appropriate for collegiate students as well as current music educators interested in extending wind instruction beyond the recorder.

Required materials:

Instruments: DooD and TooT

Book: WindStars Teacher Book

COST:  $50 for SRU Students

             $75 for Non-SRU Students 


There will be a 3% processing fee added to the total of your registration. 

 A non-refundable deposit of $25 is included in the registration fee.


Please review the following rules that apply to the 2023 SRU WindStars 1 Workshop

1.The use or possession of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and/or illegal substances anywhere on University grounds or in its facilities, including the residence halls, is strictly prohibited.

2. Harassment of other participants or faculty is strictly prohibited, and includes, but is not limited to age, race, religion, gender, appearance, disability, or sexual orientation.

3. Weapons of any kind are not permitted anywhere on Slippery Rock University grounds or in its facilities.

4. Cell phones, while permitted, may not be used during classroom instruction, unless in case of emergency.

5. All faculty and participants must be treated with respect.

Brittany Bauman is the Music Education Director for Nuvo Instrumental. She is the co-author of the WindStars pre-band curriculum focused on bridging the instrumental gap between the recorder and beginning band (Winner of NAMM: "Best Tools for Schools" and "Best in Show"). Through her own pre-band teaching experiences and consultations with current music educators, Brittany is a pioneer in this newly emerging area of music education. Brittany guides new pre-band educators in workshops demonstrating activities that fuse general music with beginning instrumental instruction, addressing all learning modalities. You can find Brittany sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge internationally at teacher training workshops and music education conferences.

Before she began her intensive work in pre-band, Brittany taught elementary general music, chorus, and beginning woodwinds in New England for over a decade. Brittany completed her M.M. in Music Education from Kent State University with an emphasis in general and instrumental music. She also has extensive training and teaching experience in Conversational Solfege, Orff Schulwerk, and Kindermusik.