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Lifehacks: Music at Home
HNU School of Education life hacks music at home

This conference is dedicated to the sharing of best practices for educators and parents in utilizing a variety of music skills and techniques to engage children of all ages while learning remotely during this ongoing pandemic.

Participants will have the chance to register for TWO breakout sessions of their choice from a variety of wonderful topics and gifted presenters.

This event is brought to you through a collaboration of The HNU School of Education, HNU Kodály Center, Oakland Youth Chorus and community partners


1:00pm: Zoom Room Opens/LIVE Music

1:30pm: Welcome

1:35pm: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Trey McLaughlin

1:55pm: Dismiss to Break Out Rooms

2:00pm: Break Out Session #1

2:25pm: Return to Main Session

2:30pm: All in Activity

2:50pm: Break Out Session #2

3:15pm: Return to Main Session

3:20pm: Farewell

Keynote Speaker: Trey M. McLaughlin


Trey M. McLaughlin was born in Augusta, GA on March 30, 1984. He is a proud graduate of the John S. Davidson Magnet School. While in high school, Trey was a member of the non-profit, performing arts organization, Creative Impressions, serving as both President and Student Director of the organization from 1999-2002.

Trey is a 2008 alumnus of Columbus State University (The Schwob School of Music) in Columbus, GA. During his time at CSU, Trey was a member of its University Singers and Chorale. Trey is a member and past president of the professional music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and he is a former director of G.E.N.E.S.I.S. — the Columbus State University Gospel Choir. In May of 2008, Mr. McLaughlin attained a Bachelor of Science in Music Performance with an emphasis in Vocal Pedagogy.

In 2014, Mr. McLaughlin began his international career, conducting a Master Class and performing at the L’Opéra de Massy in Massy, France. Since then, he has served as the guest clinician for several workshops abroad. In October of 2015, Trey conducted a 300-voice choir in Krakow, Poland, as the guest clinician of the annual 7x Festival. Trey was also afforded the opportunity to conduct a workshop and perform in Menorca, Spain; Rajadell, Spain; and Aarhus, Denmark. At home, Mr. McLaughlin has been extended the honor of serving as the guest clinician for Honor Choruses throughout the state of Georgia.

Trey is a passionate solo vocalist — recognizing the beauty of, and fusing together an eclectic mix of musical genres for all those who encounter his artistry. He composes and performs original works and prolifically arranged covers with his own recording ensemble, The Sounds of Zamar. Presenting what is known as “The Zamar Experience” Tour throughout various regions of the United States, the group has most recently returned from ministering to diverse audiences in Davis, CA; Berkeley, CA; Stanford, CA; Portland, Seattle, WA; Boston, MA; Tampa, FL; and Jacksonville, FL.