Western's Don Wright Faculty of Music is pleased to offer a 5-day intensive course, designed for choral music educators of all levels of experience. School, community and church choir directors along with those currently engaged in the formal study of choral conducting will benefit from the guidance and support of conductors Lydia Adams, Gloria Gassi, and Jennifer Moir, as well as Lightner Method founder, Babette Lightner, as they move through the course content.
This summer Western University welcomes back the Kodály Certification program! This two-week, intensive program Level I program offers musicianship and pedagogical engagements based on the methodology of Zoltán Kodály. We invite music educators from all over the world to join us as we strengthen our musicianship as we make music together.
The workshop "Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education" will explore ways in which intermediate and senior teachers can explore creativity and improvisation in the classroom. Building on years of experience with multiple ensemble formats and configurations, Dr. Allsup's workshop is an exploration on informal ways of teaching and learning based on student-centered practices where collaboration, aesthetic exploration, and improvisation come together to inform music making and music thinking.
The workshop "Invoking the Creative Spirit in the Classroom" will explore ways in which musicianship and music making can be explored and fostered in elementary and intermediate classrooms. Dr. Abril, an internationally renowned Orff Educator, will present innovative ways to foster creativity and inquiry in your music classroom, linking effective strategies and engaging pedagogy so as to amplify the potential for learning in and through music.
This workshop will explore ways in which technology can be used to enhance and support the music program. The perspective here will be to look at ways that both music-specific and more general technologies can be integrated into the music curriculum to assist in achieving a range of goals and objectives - creativity, community-building, collaboration, individualized learning. The workshop will be led by individuals who have developed highly effective and innovative strategies for incorporating a range of technologies into different kinds of music teaching situations.
This professional development opportunity will offer music educators the chance to explore a variety of methods for instrumental music education in both concert band and jazz ensemble contexts.
This certified two-week course will develop and extend the skills of music educators working in all contexts. This engaging and hands-on workshop, open to all independent of familiarity with the Musical Futures approach, will provide the tools for participants to create sustainable, student-centred, 21 century music learning experiences using informal learning and non formal teaching.
Led by Dr. Jill Ball, PercShop is a one-week percussion workshop for teachers/university students and Grade 9-12 students (separate streams). It offers more than 30 hours of hands-on instruction and playing, including seven hours of instruction and rehearsal each day on professional quality instruments, culminating in a final concert Friday afternoon.