A Virtual DMA Experience

Elements: DMA Virtual Experience.

Introducing ELEMENTS

“A virtual DMA experience”

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Session 1:    June 29 & 30 (10am-12pm/12:30pm-2pm EDT)
Session 2:    July 22 & 23 (10am-12pm/12:30pm-2pm EDT)

ELEMENTS will introduce the concepts and team-building experience that have made the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy famous for over 40 years.

Who is this course for?

  • Current drum majors & field commanders
  • Aspiring drum majors & section leaders
  • DMA veterans looking to add to their skills
  • Band Directors who want an inside look at DMA
  • College students expanding band leadership skills
  • Anyone passionate about band!

How much does ELEMENTS cost?

This two-day intensive workshop is designed to teach the skills needed to begin your student leadership journey, and is intended to be affordable and accessible to all.

  • $100 – ELEMENTS workshop per person
  • Call for Special Group Rates – Phone: 866-653-7389 (toll free)
  • $25 – Extra Conducting Add-On 

(for registered webinar attendees – read more below).

Virtual DMA


During our two-day seminar you will learn from world-class clinicians, developing skills in conducting, leadership, professional development, and more.


John Leonard, DMA Lead Teacher.

Dr. John Leonard

Asst. Director of Bands
Western Michigan U.
Kalamazoo, MI
Kirk, Daniel.

Dr. Daniel Kirk

Director of Bands
Sumner Academy
Kansas City, KS

Teaching Techniques

Sindorf, Trevor.

Mr. Trevor Sindorf

Band Director
Westfield High School
Westfield, NJ
Justin McAdams.

Mr. Justin McAdams

Band Director
Phoenixville Area High School
Phoenixville, PA


Katie McCarthy, DMA Lead Teacher.

Mrs. Kathleen McCarthy

Band Director
Attleboro High School
Attleboro, MA

Mr. Evan Doyle

Band Director
Westborough High School
Westborough, MA

Putting it All Together

Heidi Sarver, DMA Lead Teacher.

Prof. Heidi Sarver

Featured Clinician

Professor of Music
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Special Guest

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, DMA Clinician.

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

Guest speaker
President, Conn-Selmer Educational Division
President, Attitude Concepts

Conducting add-on for individual feedback.

Registering for ELEMENTS gives you exclusive access to conducting add-ons for individual feedback.

By the end of your Virtual DMA Experience, you will have learned the basics of what you’ll need to be an effective conductor. But conducting is a life-long learning process.

Continue your journey, with personalized coaching by joining a George N Parks Drum Major Academy Conducting Coach for individual conducting feedback.

You will gain exclusive access to a Zoom room with 12-14 other students for individual feedback on your:

  • patterns
  • form
  • facial expressions

This add-on is a fantastic opportunity to mirror our staff, see what other students are doing and improve together.

NOTE: Conducting add-on’s are only available for ELEMENTS students