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Barcenes leads two sessions for New Mexico Music Educators Association

Assistant Professor of Music Raul Barcenes
Assistant Professor of Music Raul Barcenes

Raul Barcenes, Assistant Professor of Music at Alfred University, led two professional development sessions at the New Mexico Music Educators Association Virtual Convention on Friday, Jan. 8, and Saturday, Jan 9.


Raul Barcenes, Assistant Professor of Music at Alfred University, led two professional development sessions at the New Mexico Music Educators Association Virtual Convention on Friday, Jan. 8, and Saturday, Jan 9.

 His presentations, Leading in a Culture that Can’t Change: How to Successfully Navigate your New Position Confidently amongst obstacles, and Redefining Musical Intuitiveness in a COVID Classroom: Exploring Resources, Modalities, and Technology in Teaching Music, drew more than 120 New Mexico Music Educators Association members. The sessions were designed to help active secondary and elementary music teachers find ways to best teach students in less-than-ideal situations with the end goal of creating an optimal environment for young musicians.

Barcenes has worked to help music educators across the country navigate instructional responsibilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and has invitations to appear at other conferences.