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NSU Continuing Education

NSU Instrumental Day, Monday Feb. 12, 2018

Schedule of Events (Monday, February 12, 2018)

Location: NSU Tahlequah campus, the Fine Arts Building
Cost: $30 per person. To register, click on the envelope in the upper right hand corner and it will take you to check out.

  • 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. – Registration
  • 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Opening remarks and NSU Wind Faculty Recital
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Guest artist master classes
  • 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Brass and woodwind participant ensemble rehearsal
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Break (exhibits)
  • 4:30 p.m. – Participant ensembles performance
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.- Dinner Break
  • 7:00 p.m.- Guest artist recital (Robert Spring/Paul Budde)

Presenter Information

Robert Spring

Robert Spring, Regents Professor of Music (Clarinet), Arizona State University: Robert Spring has been described as "one of this country's most sensitive and talented clarinetists", Arizona Republic, "dazzled his audience...flawless technique", The Clarinet Magazine, and "a formidable soloist...played with great emotional life" Copenhagen, Denmark, Politiken. Spring was President of the International Clarinet Association from 1998-2000 and has performed for numerous International Clarinet Association conventions. He hosted the 1995 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest at Arizona State University where he is presently Professor of Music in Clarinet. Dr. Spring is also a guest professor at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. He is a Buffet Artist, and plays the Buffet Greenline Clarinet exclusively.

Paul J. Budde

Paul J. Budde, Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls: Paul Budde taught middle and high school music in the public schools of Wisconsin and Minnesota for eight years. Since then, he has served as an adjunct Professor of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College, Inver Hills Community College, Mankato State University, St. Cloud State University, and the University of St. Thomas, where he taught Music Education, Music Appreciation, Music Theory, History of Rock & Roll, World Music, and Applied Tuba/Euphonium; directed Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble; and supervised student teachers. Budde's research trajectory involves investigating various teaching methods in an effort to find more effective ways to teach tonguing/articulation to young musicians. His dissertation study, An Analysis of Methods for Teaching Middle School Band Students to Articulate (University of Minnesota, 2011) was a first step in this regard. Budde is an active performer (tuba) and clinician. He is a member of the St. Anthony Brass Quintet, an ensemble that represented the United States during performances at the 2014 Harbin Summer Music Festival in China. In addition, he has performed in numerous Twin Cities ensembles, including the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, National Lutheran Chorale, Lake Wobegon Brass Band, and VocalEssence.

James Adams

Dr. James Adams was appointed the Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at Northeastern State University in 2016, after serving as Director of Bands for 8 years at Valley City State University in North Dakota. He conducts the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and Communiversity Band. He teaches general and advanced instrumental conducting and applied trombone, euphonium, and tuba.
Originally from Virginia and Idaho, Adams earned a doctorate in Trombone Performance/Pedagogy and Instrumental Conducting from the University of Northern Colorado, a Masters degree in Trombone Performance/Pedagogy from the University of Maryland College Park and a Bachelor’s degree in Brass Performance/Pedagogy from Brigham Young University. Professionally, he has performed in Europe and the United States with a variety of ensembles, including the Washington Korean Symphony Orchestra, the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, the Fargo-Moorhead Opera Orchestra, the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, the Longmont Orchestra and Chorale, the Greeley Chorale, the 2002 Winter Olympics Spirit Band in Salt Lake City, and on international cruise ships. He has taught brass students at public and private schools in North Dakota, Utah, Maryland, and Colorado. Adams is active as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and soloist, and is member of the College Band Directors National Association, and a lifetime member of the International Trombone Association. He currently lives in Tahlequah with his wife and four children, where he also works as a piano technician and does gold-plating for instrument mouthpieces.

Anne Watson

Dr. Anne Watson joined the music faculty at Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, OK) as assistant professor of clarinet and music theory in the fall of 2008. An active performer, Watson served as principal clarinet with the Arizona Opera Orchestra of Phoenix, AZ for ten years and in 2004 was named as finalist to the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami, FL. She is also one of the founding members of the Ironwood Trio, a clarinet trio that performs throughout the United States. In the summer of 2011, Watson performed her inaugural season as principal clarinet with Light Opera Oklahoma (LOOK). She has also performed with the Tulsa Symphony, Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, The Phoenix Symphony, Ballet Tucson, Tucson Symphony, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus and since 2005, she has been a recording artist with the Carl Fischer Music Co. She actively performs as a local musician with touring Broadway productions, including Wicked, The Light in the Piazza, My Fair Lady, and Michael Bourne’s Swan Lake and has performed on stage with such names as Michael Crawford, Anne Murray, and Michael Martin Murphey. Watson has been a featured soloist with the 2003 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) convention and at the 2003 International Clarinet Association Convention in Salt Lake City, UT. She has also been a soloist at the 2010 Texas Music Educators Association Convention (San Antonio, TX), the Arizona State University Percussion Ensemble, and Claribel of Öostend, Belgium. Upcoming performances include recitals at Western Ontario University (London, Ontario, Canada), Wilfred-Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), University of Denver (Denver, CO), Mesa State University (Grand Junction, CO), Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO), and the University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY). In the Fall of 2011, Watson was awarded the prestigious President’s Model the Way Award, given to faculty for their dedication to students and the University.

Watson holds degrees from West Texas A&M University (BM), where she won the University’s Concerto Competition at the age of 18 and Arizona State University (MM and DMA), where she completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree under the tutelage of Robert Spring. Watson has also studied with Doug Storey and Nancy King Sanders and in the summers of 2001 and 2002, she attended the Belgian Clarinet Academy in Öostend, Belgium, where she studied with Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Luis Rossi, and Howard Klug.

Dr. Watson's newest CD, Raretes Romantiques, is now available from Just for Winds.

Benjamin Hay

Benjamin Hay is a trumpeter, educator, and composer/arranger based in Northeastern Oklahoma. Ben holds degrees from Oklahoma State University (B.M. Performance) and the University of New Mexico (M.M. Performance). He currently serves as Instructor of Music (Trumpet/Theory) at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. Prior to his appointment at NSU, Mr. Hay served as Adjunct Instructor of Music at Tulsa Community College, where he taught applied trumpet, applied horn, music theory, jazz improvisation, and chamber brass. Ben is also completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trumpet Performance at the School of Music at the University of Oklahoma.

Ben is a member of Tulsa’s Signature Symphony and frequently performs with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Additional performances include appearances with Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Frontier Brass Band of Oklahoma, and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. A frequent recitalist, Mr. Hay has performed guest solo recitals at the University of Arkansas, University of New Mexico, Pittsburg State University, and Oklahoma State University, among others. Ben has performed as a soloist with the Signature Symphony, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Tulsa’s Starlight Band, as well as numerous high school and college ensembles. An avid chamber musician, he has performed with Tulsa Camerata, the faculty brass quintets of the University of New Mexico and Northeastern State University, and the brass quintets of Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and Tulsa Symphony. Mr. Hay has had the privilege of sharing the stage with a wide range of the world’s top performers such as JoAnn Falletta, Benjamin Zander, the Irish Tenors, Bernadette Peters, and Johnny Mathis.

Ben’s primary trumpet teachers have been Andrew Cheetham, Jacob Walburn, Thomas Booth, John Marchiando, and Karl Sievers. Additionally, Ben has studied composition and arranging with Marvin Lamb, and horn performance with Eldon Matlick. Mr. Hay also serves a music reviewer for the International Trumpet Guild Journal. Ben is a member of the International Trumpet Guild, ASCAP, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and the American Federation of Musicians (Local 94).

Benjamin Hay is a Conn-Selmer/Vincent Bach Endorsing Artist.

Description of Presentations and Seminars

NSU Wind Faculty Recital:

Participants will experience live professional performances of a variety of musical styles and wind instruments. NSU’s nationally recognized wind faculty will present classic and contemporary works that are representative of the standard body of instrumental solo repertoire.

Guest Artist Master Class:

Participants will be able to receive instruction on both woodwind and brass performance techniques by watching master pedagogues interact with students. Participants are also welcome and encouraged to perform on their instrument and receive instruction from the guest artists.

Instrumental Ensemble Rehearsal/Performance:

Participants will rehearse in like-instrument ensembles. All participants are encouraged to rehearse and perform on their instruments. These ensembles will be lead by NSU faculty members, and will utilize repertoire that represents standard and/or under-appreciated works.

Guest Artist Recital:

Spring and Budde will perform a recital of solo literature for clarinet and tuba, respectively. This performance will demonstrate technical proficiency of skills like tone production, range, dynamic control, flexibility, as well as musical skills such as artistic phrasing and expressivity. Additionally, participants will be exposed to a wide breadth of repertoire for these instruments.

Recommended CEU credit:

  • Faculty Recital: 0.1 (1 hour concert)
  • Guest artist master class: 1.1 (10 hours of individual practice to perform for guest artist)
  • Instrumental Ensemble rehearsal and performance: 1.2 (10 hours of practice in preparation, 2 hours of rehearsal)
  • Guest artist recital: 0.1 (1 hour concert)
  • Total: 2.5 CEU credits

ACHE Great Plains Regional Meeting March 8 & 9 2018

The acronym ACHE stands for the Association for Continuing Higher Education.

Adult Learner: Imagine the Workforce Future

Join us at the beautiful Broken Arrow campus of Northeastern State University for the 2018 ACHE Great Plains Regional Meeting! We look forward to having you on our campus for some incredible ACHE-Style conversations and networking. Panel discussions from Community Colleges, Career Techs and Universities on Workforce.


  • $80 – Early bird for members until 2/23/18
  • $95 – Early bird for non-members until 2/23/18
  • $115 – Regular registration for members
  • $130 Regular registration for non-members
  • $35 – Full-time students
  • $35 – Half-day registration

3100 E. New Orleans, Broken Arrow, OK 74014

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    • King Beds - $85.00
    • 2 Queen Beds - $85.00

    Block ends March 1, 2018

    Award Submissions

    Email award submissions to Dr. Robin Plumb at or

    Award submissions due: January 26, 2018

    For more inforamtion visit ACHE website.

    ACHE Great Plains 2018 Spring Conference Schedule

    Wednesday, March 7

    • 5:00 pm No-host Meet-n-Greet (Hotel Rm #) Dr. Robin Plumb
      Come meet your colleagues; Join us for dinner.

    Thursday, March 8

    • 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
    • 9:30 am Welcome and Introductions – NSU President Dr. Turner
    • 10:00 am Panel Discussion – Community Colleges (JCCC; Murray; Rose; TCC)
    • 11:15 am Lunch and Keynote address – Dr. Katherine Wesley
    • 12:30 pm Break
    • 12:45 pm Keynote presentation – Pathways – Dr. Marthann Schulte
    • 2:00 pm ACHE update
    • 2:45 pm Break
    • 3:00 pm Choctaw Nation – ACHE National Award Presentation
    • 3:45 pm Keynote presentation – Ms. Rita Robbins –
    • 5:30 pm Reception at the hotel

    Friday, March 9

    • 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
    • 9:00 am Panel Discussion – Graduate Programs (NSU; Southeast OK; UCO; CC)
    • 10:00 am Break
    • 10:15 am Awards
    • 11:00 am Annual Regional Business Meeting
    • 12:00 pm Conference Close

    Key Note Speakers for ACHE 2018 Conference

    Katherine Wesley – Luncheon

    Keynote Thursday, March 8th

    Assistant Professor of Practice, Executive Director National Council of Instructional Administrators
    Ph.D., Educational Administration-Higher Education Leadership, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012
    M.Ed., Educational Administration-Higher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011
    B.A., Criminal Justice, Washington State University, 2006
    ATA, Paralegal Studies, Skagit Valley College, 1996

    Katherine Wesley is an assistant professor of practice in the Department of Educational Administration and the Executive Director of the National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA). As the executive director, Wesley has organized NCIA presentations on the college completion agenda and pathways and partnerships. She is also the editor of Instructional Leadership Abstracts and recently co-authored the entry on Nebraska community colleges for Fifty State Systems of Community Colleges: Mission, Governance, Funding & Accountability.

    Wesley teaches courses on community colleges, issues in higher education administration and law and higher education. She advises master's students and students pursuing the community college leadership certificate.

    Experience: 2013-Present, Assistant Professor of Practice and Executive Director of National Council of Instructional Administrators, Department of Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2010-2013, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Memberships: American Association of Community CollegesAACC Coalition of Affiliate CouncilsNebraska Community College AssociationGolden Key International Honour SocietyAmerican Association of University WomenCouncil for the Study of Community Colleges

    Marthann Schulte – Mid Day Keynote

    Thursday, March 8th – 12:45 p.m.

    A member of the Academic Strategy team with Pearson Online Learning Services. Her career in higher education began in 1997 as a full time community college faculty member and continues unabated to the present, specializing in online and adult education. Marthann has vast experience as both a faculty member (achieving tenure and full professor status) and administrator.

    As an Academic Strategist for Pearson Online Learning Services, Marthann works with academic partner institutions to examine, prioritize, plan and launch online programs – focusing on curriculum innovation. Faculty collaboration is a hallmark of these academic relationships which include myriad public, private, large and small colleges and universities. Marthann’s higher education initiatives have included online instructor training/mentoring/evaluation, curriculum design, instructional design, program planning, online course scheduling, adult education and military education. She is active in higher education service associations, especially the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE). She has past and present experience as an adjunct instructor and education contractor/consultant.

    Marthann’s doctorate of philosophy, curriculum and instruction, is from Kansas State University. Her dissertation and coursework emphasized online learning. She has a master’s degree (history) and bachelor’s degree (history education) from Fort Hays State University.

    Marthann works remotely from Portsmouth, VA. She is an active-duty Army spouse and mother.

    Rita Robbins - Afternoon Keynote

    Thursday, March 8th 3:45 p.m.

    Microsoft 21 years, currently Master Trainer of Trainers, responsible for endorsement, development, governance, coaching and remediation of 1500 volunteer internal trainers, for Microsoft Worldwide Learning organization. Training delivery is a stretch goal for all of our trainers, acting as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for their programs and is in additional to their daily role.

    Previously at Microsoft, have held roles as a Program Manager for role lifecycle, learning and development of all Services employees; PM for Services Onboarding, 101 programs and Academies, which are advanced studies for those who are mature in role. Have held the role of Technical Support Manager (TAM), working in IT to support proactive and reactive support services for large global customers and small regional customers. Held roles in Sales, Account Management, Technical roles in IT Crisis Management, Design Engineering, Technical Evangelism, Bell Labs Unix development and mainframe network design engineering. Over 35 years of IT, technical experience as well as learning and development involvement.


    Oklahoma Technology Showcase: Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce-Economic Development Corporation, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, NSU College of Business & Technology

    Regional Summit: NORA, Cherokee Nation, Northeastern State University
    OACTE/OCTP/OATE Conference: Oklahoma Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, Oklahoma Assocaition of Teacher Education

    Crowdfunding Conference:Tulsa Community College, NSU College of Business and Technology, City of Tulsa, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, TU Collins College of Business, Tulsa Tech, TEDC Creative Capital, Rogers State University, TCC Foundation

    WWII Symposium: NSU College of Education

    OKOTA Conference: Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association, NSU Occupational Therapy