National Conference 2022

Coming Back -
Move and Grow Together

Join us this Fall in San Antonio, Texas for active music-making sessions for our Annual National Conference 2022 “Coming Back – Move and Grow Together”

Participants Registering Before October 1st will have dinner provided for them on Friday, October 7th, during the conference. 

IMPORTANT:   Registration is STILL OPEN & Available.  However, due to timing requirements for meal orders (lunches/dinners) please make plans to provide your own meals if registering after October 1, 2022.  AES will not be able to provide meals or accept orders for meals after 10/1/22.

McAlisters Dinner Options: (selections made at registration)- Water and sodas provided at dinner

  • Veggie Box Sandwich (will be prepped vegan)
  • Black Forest Ham Sandwich
  • Black Angus Roast Beef Sandwich
  • Smoked Turkey Sandwich
  • Gluten Free Entree Southwest Chicken & Avocado Salad

Coffee and Donuts: Saturday Morning, October 8th, during registration

AES National Conference Schedule 2022

October 7-8 2022

Kuentz Elementary School 

12303 Leslie Rd, Helotes, TX 78023

Friday – Cafeteria

6:00-6:30 Registration

6:30-7:30 Dinner Provided- for those who registered before October 1st

7:00-7:20 President’s Address and Introductions

7:30-8:15  Session I:  Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the Choral Setting: Warm-ups, Canons, & Repertoire

Applications by Dr. Marla Butke and Dr. David Frego

8:15-8:30  Mini Movement Part 1 with Kay Piña 

8:30-9:00 Session II:  Folk Dance!  By Steven Robbins                                             

Saturday – Cafeteria and Music Room

8:00-8:35 Registration (Light Breakfast Provided)-Cafeteria

8:35-8:45 Mini Movement with Skye McManus

8:45- 9:35 Choose Your Topic!     (Attend one)                                                                               

Session III: Developing the Child’s Sense of Touch: Tactile Activities Then and Now  By Dr. Bonnie Jacobi

Session IV: Moving with Joy!  By Deborah Graham Gibson      

9:35- 9:45 BREAK

945-10:35  Choose Your Topic! (Attend one)      

Session V: When do I Breathe?  Singing and Moving Through Phrases by Crystal Henricks

Session VI: Sustaining Our Students’ Language(s) Through Music by Dr. Victor Lozada (session by the Alliance for Active Music Making AAMM)

10:35-1045 BREAK               

10:45-11:35 Choose Your Topic!     (Attend one)

Session VII: Korean Folk and Children’s Songs in The Dalcroze Classroom by Sunnie Schuler

Session VIII: Improvisation Through Active Music Making by Lauren Bain and TBD (session by the Alliance for Active Music Making AAMM)

11:35-1:00  Lunch ON YOUR OWN

1:00-1:10 Mini Movement with Clinton Pratt

1:10-2:00 Session IX:  Let’s Play, Dance, and Sing: Mexican Children’s Repertoire by Gabriela Montoya-Stier    

2:00- 2:10 BREAK

2:10-3:10 Session X: Community Building Discussion 

3:10-3:15 Mini Movement with Kay Piña        

3:15-4:15 Session XI: Plastique Animée with Kay Piña and Skye McManus 

4:15-5:00 Annual Board Meeting (Closed Meeting)

Registration Opens: June 1, 2022 


Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits- 7.25 hours

Airport: San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

Hotel Information:

Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio near La Cantera Parkway

    • Group discounted rate: $158/night
  • Includes free hot breakfast
  • Individual Call-In reservations can be made by reserving online, go to, then enter Group number of 10017827.
  • Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and referring to the Group number of 10017827.
  • Group discounted rate expires on 9/5/22 
  • Reservations received after the cutoff date will be confirmed on a space-available basis at prevailing rates.
  • Additional Hotels in the area:

    Hampton Inn

    Holiday Inn Express

    Holiday Inn and Suites San Antonio NW