Grand Rapids Hosts Annual Michigan Music Conference

2,000 Music Students from across the state attend MMC.

By Sarah Cavanaugh

Michigan Music ConferenceGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Jan. 8, 2013) –Almost 2,000 music students representing every middle and high school in the state of Michigan will attend the Michigan Music Conference from Thursday, January 16 through Saturday, January 18 at The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place. The mission of the conference is to provide support and professional development to educators and vibrant musical experiences for their students, from elementary to college level.


Betsy Purcell, MMC Association and Conference Manager, is proud of the wide range of students attending the 2014 event.


“This year’s attendees and performers include members of the Michigan All-State Band and Orchestra, Michigan Music Educators Association Honors Composition Concerts, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association All-State Band and Orchestra Concerts and Michigan School Vocal Music Association Honors Choir Concerts.”


A conference highlight for all attending students and families, as well as the general public, will be a free performance of the 338th Army Reserve Band (USARC) at DeVos Performance Hall on Thursday, January 16.


Attendees may also work towards their Michigan music teacher certification credits during the conference. Betsy Purcell adds that she appreciates the support of the musical arts from the city of Grand Rapids year after year.