Professional Learning

10 Excellent ways to use an Interactive Whiteboard in the Music Classroom


March 13, 2011
10 Excellent Ways To Use An Interactive Whiteboard in the Music Classroom

So you’ve been given an interactive whiteboard (IWB) to use and you know you should be using as more than a simple projector or place to screen videos.  The benefits of incorporating an IWB into your teaching are many: it allows you to create a bank of learning resources that can be used many times across multiple classes, you can replace some of your physical resources with digital versions so you don’t lose them.

Luckily, you don’t need to rewrite your curriculum.  By learning a few IWB basics, you’ll find that many of your current class activities can be adapted for use on an IWB.

Here are 10 ideas to get you started.

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15 Oct FREE info session / PD @ Melbourne Con (Vic)


September 26, 2011

INVITATION: MASTER OF MUSIC (PERFORMANCE TEACHING)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INFORMATION SESSION

You are invited to a special public seminar led by Professor Gary McPherson, Director, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

Presenting evidence-based approaches to music performance teaching, this presentation is a preview of the exciting new Master of Music (Performance Teaching) program.

Music educators, undergraduate music students, and those wishing to teach instrumental music in the future are encouraged to come and experience some of the innovative teaching that will feature in this course, as well as find out essential information and ask questions.

Refreshments will be served after the presentation.

TIME & DATE: Saturday 15 October 2.30pm

VENUE: Melba Hall Melbourne Conservatorium of Music The University of Melbourne Gate 12, Royal Parade Parkville

COST: FREE – bookings are essential

BOOKINGS: Anastasia Russell-Head rua@unimelb.edu.au or 03 8344 3673

COURSE INFORMATION: http://www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu. au/grad/mmusperfteach

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17 Nov 2012: Big Kodaly Day


September 3, 2012

Message from Kodaly Assoc:

Big Kodaly Day – 17 November

Cripps Centre, Caulfield Grammar School, Caulfield Campus, 217 Glen Eira Road, East St Kilda,

After the fantastically inspiring inaugural ‘Big Kodaly Day’ last year, we are very excited that Dr James Cuskelly is able to share more of his expertise with us. James will lead us in the developmental process useful for teaching older beginners. His ability to enthuse and bring about effective learning in students across all ages and abilities is now firmly internationally recognised. His content is sequential and his processes and presentation of ideas are succinct… in a word, brilliant! Plus musicianship & more…

  • This is a one day music seminar aimed at teaching older beginners; middle/upper primary – lower secondary.
  • Learn how to develop a sequential music program which develops musicianship and understanding.
  • Learn powerful questioning techniques and ways to differentiate the curriculum.

Bookings using http://tinyurl.com/3cjlk9z

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18 March 2013 Singing Classroom PL Vic


March 6, 2013

The next exciting event in the aMuse 2013 PL calendar is a full-day “The Singing Classroom” workshop.

A PL designed to encourage primary teachers to sing more regularly with their classes. The workshops aim to build teacher confidence, provide a range of resources and to model skills in teaching songs.

If you’re interested, please come along.

If you know someone who would be interested, please pass this info on.

http://www.amuse.vic.edu.au/PL2013/singingclassroom2013_allday.htm

Monday, March 18

10.00am – 3.00pm

Statewide Resource Centre

150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

$100 per person

$40 for tertiary students

Lunch and morning tea provided

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2012 Sinfonietta Composition Project


March 4, 2012

Welcome to another year of the Sydney Symphony Sinfonietta Composition Project.

To support the project we are holding Professional Learning Seminars in 4 centres – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Hobart at the end of March, 2012. The Sinfonietta Resource Kit is now available to purchase.

More details here: www.sydneysymphony.com/education/schools/sinfonietta/

Rachel McLarin, Education Coordinator, Sydney Symphony (02) 8215 4615

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2013 Clarinet + Sax conference


May 22, 2013

http://openacademy.sydney.edu.au/course/WFASCC

11 – 13 July, 2013 – Sydney

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2013 National ASME Conference – Canberra


February 22, 2013

www.asme2013.com.au 29 Sept – 1 October 2013

Redefining the musical landscape: inspired learning and innovation in music education.

Conference Perspectives 2013

  • Creative Synergies: New thinking and sustained changes in school music education
  • At the Cutting Edge: Research changing trajectories for future music innovation
  • Impacting Communities: Changing lives through music projects of difference
  • Transforming the landscape: Using 21st century technologies for music creation & social connections
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24 March 2012 – Musical Futures info session @ Sydney Con


February 26, 2012

Sydney Con @ 9am, 24th March 2012

Cost $80

For more info: janine.harris@sydney.edu.au

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25 May 2013 – regional PD day for music – Orange NSW


May 15, 2013

ASME NSW in conjunction with MusicEDU and ENGADINE MUSIC are bringing PD on the road for an informative and fun filled day of PD in Term 2, 2013 (25 May).

Cost $10-$45

SATURDAY MAY 25, 2013
KINROSS WOLLAROI MUSIC CENTRE – ORANGE

10.30- 4.30pm

This PD will involve presenters from Sydney including ASME NSW Chair Brad Merrick, who will provide an update on ACARA, The Australian Curriculum as well as presenting a session on approaches to teaching performance in the HSC. Following the opening lecture, a series of smaller workshops will be provided for rotation for the delegates and their interest.
A selection of other experienced Sydney teachers will be coming out for the day and will share their expertise with you. The aim will be to provide PD for both classroom and studio teachers. Some of the areas that will be touched upon include: -

• Emerging trends with technology in class including keyboards, computers and apps

• Approaches to developing vocal skills, instrumental skills and repertoire selection

• Teaching activities and resources for the Primary and Lower Secondary Classroom

• Strategies for teaching aural, composition, performance in electives and the HSC

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3 a cappella workshops (Melb) 2012


May 28, 2012

Amuse presents three a cappella workshops

featuring Amelia Alder and Chris Blain of Vocal Australia

WORKSHOP 1: GETTING STARTED

Date: Wednesday 27 June

Includes introduction to a cappella styles and introduction to beat-boxing / vocal percussion.

INTRODUCTION TO A CAPPELLA

We will delve into the history of unaccompanied singing, whilst exploring its current incarnations in an interactive session. We will cover many styles of vocal harmony, using demonstration pieces to feel first hand what the differences are. We will also examine uses of a cappella music in current popular media – a great avenue through which to get your students and/or choristers enthused about singing.

INTRODUCTION TO BEAT-BOXING / VOCAL PERCUSSION

One of the most striking differences between the a cappella of yester-year and today’s exciting offerings is the use of vocal and body percussion. We will examine the basics of how to create sounds and construct rhythmic patterns with just the voice. We will look at the production of basic drum kit sounds, learn some modes of notation, and examine some great teaching methods through creative group activities.

You should attend this workshop if:

You have or would like a strong choral music program at your school or in your community

You would like to get more boys involved in singing programs at your school or in your community

You would like some tips on how to engage students and singers with vocal harmony

You enjoy singing vocal harmony and would like to know more

If you’re not sure whether this session is right for you, please email info@vocalaustralia.com

WORKSHOP 2: ARRANGING FOR A CAPPELLA

Date: Thursday August 2

An exploration of some proven methods for arranging contemporary a cappella in four – eight parts as well as an interactive workshop devise new original arrangements.

ARRANGING METHODS

Explore some proven methods for arranging contemporary a cappella in four – eight parts. We will explore the whole process from conception to completion with an interactive example piece through a step by step process. Explore handy tips on software use, resource collection, support avenues and more.

VOCAL MIXUP

Vocal MIXUP is an interactive workshop to put our new arranging methods to good use. Participants will work in groups to devise original arrangements of well-known a cappella songs using the skills they have learned in the arranging session. No prior experience or scoring or notation required.

You should attend this workshop if:

You enjoy singing vocal harmony and would like to know more

You would like to be able to arrange music that appeals your class, group or choir

You have a basic knowledge of music theory

You would like to speed up and refine your arranging process

You would like assistance in teaching your year 12 music students

If you’re not sure whether this session is right for you, please email info@vocalaustralia.com

WORKSHOP 3: SONGWRITING

Date: Wednesday 14 November

A complete  package that explores the process of writing, arranging, scoring and performing original a cappella music from start to end. Participants will work in groups to explore, devise and create original songs which will be arranged into 4-8 part harmony and performed for exploratory purposes. We will explore solid processes for everything from brain-storming themes to texturing vocal backing parts.

You should attend this workshop if:

You enjoy singing a cappella music and would like to write your own

You have tried to write songs in the past but have got “stuck” along the way

You have a basic knowledge of music theory

You would like support and tips on writing original music

If you’re not sure whether this session is right for you, please email info@vocalaustralia.com

COST (per workshop)

$130.00 (members)

$190.00 (non-members)

TIME

9.30am – 3.30pm

VENUE

Statewide Resources Centre

150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

Melway reference — Map 2B:H6

Booking essential

Lunch is provided

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM <http://amuse.vic.edu.au/PL2012/acappella2012.pdf>

About Vocal Australia

Vocal Australia aims to develop, grow, support and nurture the a cappella singing scene in Australia, through the production and provision of education, events and resources. Vocal Australia sees an improved and developed Australian culture and community, which embraces expression and creativity through group harmony singing.

Vocal Australia’s Key Goals:

  • To develop and promote the      vocal music scene in Australia;
  • To connect groups and      singers, fostering collaboration and competition;
  • To support new and      established a cappella groups with musical, planning, business, touring      and performing assistance;
  • To grow the Australian a      cappella scene through education programmes in schools, universities and      communities; and
  • To promote the best of      Australia vocal music internationally.

Biographies of the directors, Amelia Alder and Chris Blain, plus further information about Australian a cappella can be found at: http://vocalaustralia.com/about-us/

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8/11/12 Band Director free PD


November 5, 2012

Professional development for band directors: 8 November 2012

New ways of thinking

How to get your students thinking/saying

  • ‘I can’t wait to get to my rehearsal’
  • ‘Can I take home a practice copy?’
  • ‘This is MY Ensemble’

“Would You” the band director like to look forward to your next rehearsal?

Selecting Repertoire to make your band sound good!

  • Music that fulfills my music education responsibilities but remains entertaining
  • The effect of a good choice….it  can make an enormous difference

After recently adjudicating over 400 school bands around Australia and completing a very successful 3rd term residency at Xavier College Melbourne Monte Mumford will share some exciting ideas to help you the band director make a difference to your rehearsal, performance and on going ensemble culture.

We all know Monte as a University lecturer, Guest Conductor, Clinician, adjudicator and brilliant mentor and educator to teachers. However we haven’t until now, seen Monte practice what he preaches… In the hot seat of an every day instrumental teacher and band director at an Australian High School, for one term, with the usual limited rehearsal time and obstacles found in schools. The end of term performance was an amazing result, both within the students and the music they produced…Monte proved it is possible!….and the students loved it!

Join us…. be inspired and find out how!

WHEN: Thursday November 8th

TIME: 4:15pm – 6pm concluding with light refreshments

WHERE: Baker st Studios (for Future Music Australia) 2a Florence st Burwood, Vic

PRESENTER: Monte Mumford

RSVP: Essential ph: Judy – Future Music 03 9808 8988 | or reply to this email | or mail@futuremusic.com.au
there is no charge but you must register with name, school, and contact details to secure your spot, seating is limited.

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a cappella workshops (Vic)


July 19, 2012

aMuse presents two more a cappella workshops

featuring Amelia Alder and Chris Blain of Vocal Australia

ARRANGING FOR A CAPPELLA

Date: Thursday August 2

An exploration of some proven methods for arranging contemporary a cappella in four – eight parts as well as an interactive workshop devise new original arrangements.

ARRANGING METHODS

Explore some proven methods for arranging contemporary a cappella in four – eight parts. We will explore the whole process from conception to completion with an interactive example piece through a step by step process. Explore handy tips on software use, resource collection, support avenues and more.

VOCAL MIXUP

Vocal MIXUP is an interactive workshop to put our new arranging methods to good use. Participants will work in groups to devise original arrangements of well-known a cappella songs using the skills they have learned in the arranging session. No prior experience or scoring or notation required.

You should attend this workshop if:

You enjoy singing vocal harmony and would like to know more

You would like to be able to arrange music that appeals your class, group or choir

You have a basic knowledge of music theory

You would like to speed up and refine your arranging process

You would like assistance in teaching your year 12 music students

If you’re not sure whether this session is right for you, please email info@vocalaustralia.com

SONGWRITING

Date: Wednesday 14 November

A complete  package that explores the process of writing, arranging, scoring and performing original a cappella music from start to end. Participants will work in groups to explore, devise and create original songs which will be arranged into 4-8 part harmony and performed for exploratory purposes. We will explore solid processes for everything from brain-storming themes to texturing vocal backing parts.

You should attend this workshop if:

You enjoy singing a cappella music and would like to write your own

You have tried to write songs in the past but have got “stuck” along the way

You have a basic knowledge of music theory

You would like support and tips on writing original music

If you’re not sure whether this session is right for you, please email info@vocalaustralia.com

COST (per workshop)

$130.00 (members)

$190.00 (non-members)

TIME

9.30am – 3.30pm

VENUE

Statewide Resources Centre

150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

Melway reference — Map 2B:H6

Booking essential

Lunch is provided

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM <http://amuse.vic.edu.au/PL2012/acappella2012.pdf>

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a3 – Australian Arts Alive

January 23, 2010

Go to resource: a3 Australian Arts Alive for schools is a program run by the Australian School of Performing Arts. Read more…

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a3 From Page to Stage


March 17, 2013

From Page to Stage
Professional Development Workshop


Join Sally Gawley as she takes music from the page all the way to the stage in this exciting professional development workshop presented by a3 – australian arts alive.

Content includes:

·         Fun and achievable repertoire ideas including two take home pieces

·         Approaches to teaching

·         Simple choreography

·         Performance polish techniques

Presenter

Sally Gawley began her music career in the jazz department at the Adelaide Conservatorium and is now one of the Australian Girls Choir’s National Music Coordinators. Sally has taught voice to individual singing students at schools in Adelaide, Melbourne and Canada and has led choirs as large as 1200 – both trained and groups of non singers alike. Sally’s forte is bringing songs to life and creating performances on large and small scales.

Details

·         Suitable for: Primary classroom and primary specialist teachers

·         Date: Friday May 24

·         Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm

·         Location: Kew East Uniting Church – Normanby Road, Kew East

·         Cost: $220 – includes morning tea and lunch

·         Accreditation: This workshop is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching

For more information or to download a registration form visit the a3 website or phone 03 9001 1879.

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a3 Professional Development (Melb Syd) 2012


April 26, 2012

Join a3 – australian arts alive as they present a range of performing arts focused professional development workshops for primary classroom and primary specialist teachers in Melbourne and Sydney in 2012. Visit www.aspagroup.com.au/a3 for more information or to download a registration form.

Fun and Easy Dance
So you think you can’t dance? You’ll be amazed at how much fun and how easy these routines are to learn and to teach!

Tuesday 1 May – 4.30 – 6.30pm

Music for Your Classroom

Want to make your curriculum sing? Whatever your skill level, learn how to present music using a fun and integrated approach.

Friday 3 August – 9.30am – 3.30pm

Confident Conducting for Confident Choirs
Need a helping hand? From beat patterns to body language, learn how to take your choir to the next level.

Tuesday 16 October – 4.30 – 6.30pm

Kass Brown

Administrator – PR and Programs

Australian School of Performing Arts

t:  03 9001 1879 or 1800 338 142

e:  kbrown@aspagroup.com.au

w:  www.aspagroup.com.au

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ACCET Choral Conductor Course (Melb) 2012


October 26, 2011

ACCET Choral Conductor Summer School
Monday 16 – Thursday 19 January 2012 @ Xavier College, Kew VIC

Whether of advanced, intermediate or beginner standard conductors will have hands-on conducting tuition every day. In 4 stimulating days there will be opportunity for participants to increase knowledge of training the voice, of warm-ups, diction and rehearsal techniques, building musicality through body movement, and expressing emotion through singing. There will be repertoire sessions especially for primary/children’s choir; for secondary/youth choir; and for community and church choir. All full attendance participants will get a donated package of some 50 choral pieces.

Australian Choral Conductors Education and Training    www.choralconductors.org.au

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ACCET Choral Conductor Summer School 16-19 January, 2012


August 14, 2011

Fred Sjoberg of Sweden is international leader at the next Australian Choral Conductors Education and Training Summer School in Melbourne, along with an excellent Australian leadership team. Fred has conducted the World Youth Choir, the  World Chamber Choir and the European Youth Choir; and currently conducts the French National Youth Choir. He is a widely travelled conductor, educator and adjudicator. At ACCET Summer School next January, learn from him about score analysis and interpretation as a conductor, watch him teach conducting in master class and learn about enthusing young people, as well as discovering choral music of Sweden.

There are many experiences in this Summer School: Dalcroze – building music into the body through movement; diction – vowels, consonants, diphthongs and word accent in singing; specialist repertoire for primary and junior choirs, for secondary and youth choirs and for community and church choirs. In addition, a generous package of music is given to participants.

It will be four choral learning-filled days, and a great way to start the year’s music making. www.choralconductors.org.au

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Accompanist Summer School (Melb) 2012


October 19, 2011

Piano Accompanist Summer School

Monday 16 – Thursday 19 January 2012

Venue: Xavier College, Barkers Rd, Kew

Run in conjunction with the ACCET conductor school, this is a morning school of lectures, masterclasses and group tuition in  which to refine piano accompanying skills, under the guidance of expert musicians. Vocal and instrumental performers will have prepared a range of selected works for participants to accompany.

For more information visit the ACCET web site at www.choralconductors.org.au and go to the piano accompanist page.

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African Drumming workshop – 5 May 2011 – Watsonia VIC


April 25, 2011

A special workshop on African drumming will be held on Thursday 5 May at Watsonia North Primary School in North East Melbourne. If you would like to join this workshop, please email me on perry.david.j@edumail.vic.gov.au.

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after school, online PL/PD


November 18, 2011
  • Do you have problems attending professional development workshops during the day?
  • Are you located outside a metropolitan area and have trouble travelling to city-based professional development days?
  • Are you interested in getting your teeth stuck into a multi-week PD course that holds you accountable for your learning?

Starting 2012: Live, Online, Music Technology PD Courses

During 2012, I’ll be running a number of new online training courses, starting with a Sibelius Basics Course in late January. Each course will take place after-hours, in the evening and will be run over 3-4 consecutive weeks.

Other courses will follow the Sibelius Basics course: Sibelius Advanced, Sibelius in the Classroom (using Sibelius with students), Audacity, Acid, MuseScore, Mixcraft, GarageBand and others.

midnightmusic.com.au/index.php/online-after-hours-music-technology-courses/

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Alexander Technique for Musicians (Vic)


August 6, 2011

Enhance your musicality with the Alexander Technique.

Learn how to take care of your body while you play and perform music. Increase your self-confidence and comfort as a musician.

Participants in this 6-week workshop will experience a practical introduction to how the Alexander Technique can help the musician by improve powers of concentration, aural and rhythmic sensitivity through learning to integrate mind, body and music.

Individual guidance and consultation will be available as well as many group explorations to build skills for peak musical performance.

Dates
Monday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
29 August to 17 October
(6 classes – no classes during school holiday break: 26 September to 9 October)

Cost
$265 inc GST
(20% discount for University of Melbourne students)

More information & enrolments

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ANATS Make your Body Sing, Sept 2013 (Vic)


August 31, 2013

ANATS is pleased to present an inspiring weekend workshop that explores the relationship between singing and the body.

September 7 & 8

Lowther Hall AGGS, Essendon

With special guest presenter from Brisbane, the highly popular Ron Morris will present a 2 day foundation course in the Accent Breathing Method. Supplementary sessions will include vocal anatomy, vocal physiotherapy and tai-chi.

wendygftodd@optusnet.com.au

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ArtPlay (Melbourne)

January 23, 2010

ArtPlay is an arts centre in Melbourne that provides school and holiday programs for children and youth. Read more…

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Arts Centre – Digital Learning Hub

January 17, 2011

The Arts Centre (Vic) Digital Learning Hub – The Arts Centre (Melbourne) Music Education programs

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arts2GO – Regional Arts Victoria

January 23, 2010

Go to resource: arts2GO programs for school students are run by Regional Arts Victoria. Read more…

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ArtsEdge (Western Australia)

July 2, 2010

Go to resource: ArtsEdge (Western Australia) is a collaboration between the education, arts, and cultural sectors in WA. Read more…

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artsmmadd.com

March 11, 2010

Go to resource: artsmmadd.com is a site developed by Associate Professor Deirdre Russell-Bowie (UWS) and Dr Christopher Klopper (CSU). Read more…

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ASME new teacher day & AGM 19/11 (NSW)


November 4, 2011

New Teacher/Graduate PD day at Macquarie University on the 19th of November (daytime) followed by 4.45pm AGM for ASME.

Please feel free to send through any reviews, write ups, events etc, that you consider would be valuable to share with the ASME community. Please note that we are using the google site (below) as our main form of communitcation while the National Executive look to develop a new National site that would host all state and territory chapters. https://sites.google.com/site/asmensw/

This session is specifically focusing upon new teachers and recently graduated music
educators. Sessions will relate to curriculum, technology, teaching HSC music, conducting and a
special session presented by recent graduates for new teachers. Board of Studies Inspector Jay
McPherson will also present a session for new teachers as well.

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ASME NSW


October 15, 2012

ASME NSW Mini Conference and AGM on the 17th November 2012 @ The Scots College, Bellevue Hill. 12.45 registration

sites.google.com/site/asmensw/announcements

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ASME PD 8 Sept 2012


August 27, 2012

Australian Society for Music Education (Victoria)

Professional Development Day

Saturday September 8

10:30 – 3:30pm.

Albert Park College

83 Danks Street

Albert Park

Sharing Musical Ideas and Building Networks

(ICT and the Music Classroom)

Registration: 10:15-10:30 am

10:30-11:30 am

Taking Music Education On-line.

1. In this workshop Music Director of Albert Park College and Melbourne University lecturer Andrew Swainston  (current Deputy chair of ASME Victoria) will provide a brief introduction to the ASME Music Education Web Portal. He will also lead a discussion on developing and setting up your own online curriculum materials as a teaching and learning resource, including a dedicated ‘YouTube channel’ for your classes.

2. Kyle Schutz a recent teacher graduate, music director at Thornbury High School and current Chair of ASME Victoria will outline ‘Edmodo’, an online social networking site, which provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications.

11:45-12:45pm

iPads, iPhones and other tablets in the Music classroom

The iPad is a virtual Banjo, Guitar, Sitar and an Oud. Along with the iPhone and similar tablets it can be a multi track recorder, sound editor, DJ’s rig and sampling pad.  The iPad is a musical collaboration tool and a device to assist and inspire song writing and composition. It is a window into the concert hall. The iPad is a personal musical encyclopaedia and aural trainer and a tool to display and create musical scores, in standard and graphic notation. It can be a great tool to record student performances and create student videos. This workshop led by Andrew Swainston will discuss and outline some of the best ways we can use the iPad and iPhone in the classroom. Michael Travers a composer, teacher and curriculum innovator will also demonstrate strategies for incorporating this technology into creative classroom activities.

12:45-1:30pm Light Lunch Provided

1:30- 3:00pm

Open Forum: trials and tribulations of newly qualified music teachers.

Kyle Schutz will present a talk on the challenges facing newly qualified teachers (and many experienced ones). He will facilitate a discussion about the ways in which early career music teachers can be supported.

Cost is $20:00 which includes a light lunch, refreshments and for student teachers free annual membership subscription.

Enquires phone 0409657712 or 0421214904

RSVP by Thursday September 6 to Mark Dipnall: dipnall.mark.f@edumail.vic.gov.au

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Assessment in Music Education (Martin Fautley)

September 21, 2010

Go to resource: Assessment in Music Education, written by Martin Fautley, is published by Oxford UP, 2010. Read more…

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Association of Music Educators (Vic)

February 21, 2010

Go to resource: The Association of Music Educators (aMuse Vic) is the organisation for music educators in Victoria, including school teachers and studio instrumental teachers. Read more…

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Audio production and MIDI courses – Melb


September 22, 2011

Audio Production and MIDI Sequencing in Logic Pro 9

COURSE CODE: MA3
DURATION: 3hrs x 6 Mondays, 6-9pm
COST: $410 inc GST
LOCATION: Footscray Nicholson Campus
COURSE DATES AVAILABLE: 7, 14, 21, 28 November, 5, 12 December

This short course will be an introduction to audio recording/editing and MIDI sequencing in Apple’s industry standard Digital Audio Workstation. View the following link for more information: creativeindustries.vu.edu.au/short-courses-music-audio.html#Logic

Audio Production and Recording in Pro Tools

COURSE CODE: MA4
DURATION: 3hrs X 6 Weeks, 6-9pm
COST: $410 inc GST
LOCATION: Footscray Nicholson Campus and Kindred Studios
COURSE DATES AVAILABLE: 8, 15, 22, 29 November, 6, 13 December (Tuesday evenings)

Pro Tools is one of the most commonly used audio production software solutions in the world.

This short course is ideally suited to teachers wishing to record recitals. Upon completion of this course, participants should have gained the knowledge and skills required to conduct the recording process from the early stages of plugging in microphones and instruments right through to a full mixdown ready for CD. To view more course information creativeindustries.vu.edu.au/short-courses-music-audio.html#proTools

To register or for more information about the course or the teachers contact ci_shortcourses@vu.edu.au or ring 03 99191932.

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Aug 3 Melbourne – Mark Puddy PL


May 28, 2012

Music for Your Classroom – Professional Development Workshop

a3 – australian arts alive is proud to present ‘Music for Your Classroom’. We are delighted to announce that this full day workshop will be presented by Mark Puddy. Mark has worked in music education for the past 25 years and is a renowned choral clinician, composer and arranger. Mark has over 60 published works, many of which are performed by the Australian Girls Choir as well as school and community choirs nationally and internationally. Mark is also regularly invited to present at Kodaly and Orff Schulwerk workshops.

Content will include:

·         Fun games and activities involving tuned and un-tuned percussion, simple rounds, singing activities and drama

·         Introduction to musical concepts using simple games and activities: dynamics, tone colour, duration, rhythm, metre, pitch and structure

·         Preparing simple and effective assembly performances

·         Great resources – where to find the right music

·         How to teach singing even if you are not a confident singer

·         Engaging kids using contemporary ‘beats’

·         Incorporating tuned and untuned percussion into your classroom performances

·         Integrating music into other Key Learning Areas

Each registered participant will take home a resource booklet with outcomes oriented classroom activities, warm ups, two age-appropriate songs with sheet music and word sheets for use at their school and a CD with learning and backing tracks

Details:

Friday August 3, 2012

9.30am – 3.30pm

Kew East Uniting Church – Normanby Road, Kew East, VIC

For more information or to download a registration form visit www.aspagroup.com.au/a3 or phone 03 9001 1879

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Aus Flute Convention Oct 4-7, 2013


May 25, 2013

The next Australian Flute Festival will be held in 2013 at the Australian National University School of Music, Canberra.

www.australianflutefestival.com

Supersaver – Registration closes May 31st Register Online

Flute Composition Competition – Entries close June 1 Competition Page

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Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME)

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: ANZARME was established in 2007 out of previous music education research organisations.

Read more…

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Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association (ABODA) NSW

February 16, 2010

Go to resource: The Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association (ABODA) NSW supports music education through the implementation of bands and orchestras across NSW. Read more…

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Australian Guild of Music Education

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The Australian Guild of Music Education (AGME) provides music education through tertiary courses and instrumental exams for beginners through to advanced students.

Read more…

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Australian Institute of Music (AIM)

December 2, 2009

The Australian Institute of Music (AIM) is a private institution in Sydney offering high school and tertiary music education.

Read more…

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Australian National University Music Education Program (MEP)

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The ANU Music Education Program was developed by Dr Susan West in partnership with the ACT Department of Education and Training, and artsACT.

Read more…

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Australian Society for Music Education (ASME)

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) is an association for professional music educators including teachers, researchers, and academics.

Read more…

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Australian Tertiary Handbook Collection on Microfiche (ATHCOM)


December 20, 2009

Go to resource: ATHCOM is an extensive collection of all Australian tertiary handbooks from 1978 to 2005, including teacher colleges and universities. Published by McCarron Bird.

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Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA)

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: AUQA is the agency that supports, promotes, and reports on quality assurance in tertiary education. Read more…

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Autumn PL Orff 2012 (Melb)


May 7, 2012

Autumn Music Seminar – Friday 18 & Saturday 19 May 2012

This years seminar will enrich your music programme by providing access to excellent practitioners and innovative resources adapted for Australian

classrooms. Presenting this year we are fortunate to have an international expert from Hungary, Lilla Gabor, and from interstate, Celia Christmass
(WA) and Anne Comiskey (Qld), plus many more!

Highlights include:
•  NEW Orff Stream of workshops

•  Songs, games and teaching strategies
•  Daily sessions to develop your aural skills
•  Choice of electives
•  Practical sessions focussed on excellence in teaching and deliveredby working educators
•  Opportunity to network with other teachers
•  Gain insight into strategies for developing students listening, music  literacy and aural skills.

Each day will run from 9am – 5pm at St Alfred’s Anglican Church, Corner Springfield Rd and Koonung Rd, Blackburn North.

Program details are on the
Kodaly website at http://www.kodaly.org.au/Events.html

Bookings using http://tinyurl.com/29thefl

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Back to School PD (Melb) Feb 25, 2012


November 29, 2011

Back to School Day – Sat 25 February 2012

Kilvington Grammar School

Ormond Vic

8.45am – 1.00pm

Presenters: Celia Gall, Lyn Richardson, Anne Wilson

VOSA & KMEIA are pleased to offer 2 concurrent sessions for teachers covering

activities for the early years (Prep – Year 4), middle years (Year 5 – Year 8), ideas

for the music classroom and choral repertoire, plus plenty of ideas for teachers new to music.

For more information please go to www.vosa.org or www.kodaly.org.au, email admin@vosa.org

or call 03 9015 8350.

For registration please visit www.vosa.org

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Beat-boxing


March 18, 2011

A lesson idea for Friday afternoon with 14 year olds … Beatbox!

Without using vocal chords, students practise making the following sounds:

ch, ss, sh, k & p.

Each student combines these sounds to make drumkit sound effects.

Watch some beat-boxing clips on YouTube.com

Record (audio or video) each student’s beat-boxing efforts – in pairs or individually. Choose some of the students to beat-box into a microphone (attached to an amplifier).

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Beginning band rehearsal strategies PL


April 26, 2012

ABODA Presents:   Beginning Band Rehearsal Strategies Workshop

Presented by Monte Mumford, internationally recognised conductor and music educator, this seminar presents ideas to develop an effective, engaging and rewarding rehearsal technique; strategies to develop and set achievable student learning objectives and desirable goals; and practical activities to try out a range of rehearsal techniques.

Friday 18 May, 2012

2 – 5pm

Camberwell High School

Email :  JBU@gwsc.vic.edu.au

Music: Live It! Love It! A Life Long Adventure

Jemima Bunn

Instrumental Music Teacher

Glen Waverley Secondary College

Phone: 03 8805 6700

Vice President ABODA – Victoria

President ABODA – National

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Ben Northey – Conducting Workshop


May 28, 2011

Ben Northey is the conductor clinician for a seminar, master class and video workshop for school band directors. We are proud to be able to celebrate Ben’s appointment as Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. This special event is presented by The Grainger Wind Symphony in partnership with the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (Victoria branch). Ben’s services is provided by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the event is assisted with sponsorship from Allans Music + Billy Hydes.

On Wednesday 8 June, at 5.30pm the public Seminar has Ben talking and answering questions about Exploring the Art of Conducting. At 6.30pm, the full participants have a public Conducting Master Class with Ben as clinician but without piano or any instrumentalists. At 7.30pm finger food is provides free. From 8.30pm each full participant in turn conducts The Grainger Wind Symphony in a public Video Workshop with maestro Northey as clinician.

All three sessions are open to the public. You are all encouraged to come to congratulate Ben for his appointment and learn from his experiences in music and conducting from his youth in Ballarat to his studies at University of Melbourne with John Hopkins and at the Sibelius Academy in Finland.  Entry fee includes membership of the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (Victoria). Apply to come by the due date so catering can be arranged for you

Full participants will conduct in the one hour Master Class a concert band work of their choice, and conduct the same in front of The Grainger Wind Symphony with about 12 minutes of podium time. There is a strict limit of 8 full participants. The first eight places will go to the suitable applicants who pay their fee first. Applications for full participants will close on Friday 1 June.

The venue is the De Young Performing Arts Centre at Carey Baptist Grammar School, 349 Barkers Road, Kew.

Application form, fees and more information can be download from the GWS website, www.graingerwindsymphony.asn.au.

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Big Music professional development


July 4, 2011

http://bigmusic.com.au/learn/professional-development

Big Music offers professional development in Music & Multimedia.

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Boomwhackers workshop VIC 19 June 2013


May 17, 2013

BOOMWHACKERS WORKSHOP!!!

Benefits of Participation:

  • Learn everything about Boomwhackers;
  • Learn the Art of using those simple tuned percussion instruments;
  • Learn how to bring students together as a musical ensemble, develop their rhythmic accuracy, valuable ensemble skills and the same time have a lots of fun;
  • Share great ideas of using Boomwhackers in classroom and Percussion ensemble program;
  • Develop teaching techniques, strategies and creative skills;
  • Gain valuable teaching tools and resources.

Date: 19 June 2013, Wednesday

Place: Australian Percussion Academy

Address: 143 Wells Street, South Melbourne

Time: 9.30 am – 1.40 pm

Tickets:

Teachers – $132 (Incl.GST)

Teachers PAS Members – $121 (Incl.GST)

Students – $110 (Incl.GST)

To book this event please go to:

http://www.trybooking.com/CWIK
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Callaway Centre UWA

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The Callaway Centre, based in the School of Music at the University of Western Australia, is a centre for music research.

Read more…

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Charles Sturt University, School of Education

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The CSU School of Education offers primary teacher education, including music for the generalist teacher, and an Associate Degree in Music Education.

Read more…

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Choral Summer Schools Jan 2014 (Vic)


September 8, 2013

Here are four enriching summer schools to enhance your teaching in 2014

Improve your choral conducting for 2014

Australian Choral Conductors Education and Training Summer School is for full days from 20 – 23 January at Xavier College, Kew.

It will give inspiration and new skills for conductors from early in career to advanced. International leader is Dr Axel Theimer – Austria/USA, a professional singer as well as model conductor and educator, joined by a strong Australian leadership team.

Read more at www.choralconductors.org.au

Sing For Life Choir

Sunday 19 full day, and Tuesday 21 eve, January, 2014 - St Catherine’s School and Xavier College.

A choral singing experience for conductors and skilled singers, in rehearsal with Dr Axel Theimer. Learning by singing with, and observing, a master teacher of choirs.

Read more at www.choralconductors.org.au

Piano Accompanist Summer School

Monday 20 – Thursday 23 January in the mornings, Xavier College.

Pianist and collaborative artist Lisa Breen will lead the school, assisted by Irina Cherkasski and Robin Baker in group tuition. Playing examination syllabus music will be the focus. For developing senior students through to professionals.

Read more www.choralconductors.org.au

Choral Singer Training Summer School

Monday 20 – Thursday 23 January in the mornings, Xavier College.

This school is for choristers needing to advance a wide range of skills – breathing, tone, sight-reading, aural skills, diction and more. For choristers with basic to intermediate starting skills.

Read more www.choralconductors.org.au

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choral workshops 2013 – Mark O’Leary


March 19, 2013

MESSAGE FROM MARK O’LEARY:

Here are the details of my choral workshops for 2013. Let me know if you would like me to send you a registration form.

Melbourne Friday 3rd May 2013

Primary Choirs for Beginners

See Workshops Introduction for workshop description.

10.00am – 3.00pm

Friday 3rd May 2013

DC Bricker Social Room (Princes Park)

Beech Street, Caulfield South

$105.00 per person

This workshop is designed for those working with primary school or primary aged choirs who have little or no experience. If you are full of enthusiasm but are not sure if you are doing it quite right, then this workshop is for you. This is a practical workshop covering areas such as how to get kids singing, how to teach songs effectively, how to make it fun and how to make it sound good.  We will also look at what songs to sing in the first year, how to plan a rehearsal and how to make the choir look good on stage. Lastly we will learn some basic conducting tips so that you will feel more comfortable about waving your arms around in the front of the choir.

Melbourne Thursday 30th May 2013

Just (Choral) Conducting

10.00am – 3.00pm

Thursday 30th May 2013

Caulfield Park Pavillion

Balaclave Road, Caulfield

$105 per person

A full day workshop for those who would like to improve their choral conducting technique and increase their understanding of the conductor’s role in the art of choral music making. Topics covered will include:

• Basic conducting patterns, and ways to practice them

• Starting and stopping

• Cueing

• Indicating dynamics & phrasing

• Score preparation

• Methods of introducing new songs

• Hints on rehearsal technique

• Suitable for those working at primary or secondary level.

Melbourne Friday 31st May 2013

How to Run a (Better) Primary School Choir

10.00am – 3.00pm

Friday 31st May 2013

DC Bricker Social Room (Princes Park)

Beech Street, Caulfield South

$105.00 per person

This is a full day workshop for those working with Primary School choirs or with young choirs in the community. The workshop covers a wide range of areas including :

• Getting started (decisions that need to be made, planning for success)

• Keeping up momentum (administering a good programme, keeping kids motivated)

• Planning rehearsals

• Teaching kids to sing (vocal development)

• Selecting and obtaining appropriate repertoire

• Developing music reading skills

•  What to sing?

• Songs and singing games for beginning choirs

• Songs for established choirs

• Developing part-singing

Best wishes

Mark

Mark O’Leary

Young Voices of Melbourne

ABN 65 175 035 512

www.yvm.com.au

1 Anthony St

Ormond 3204

Australia

phone: +61 3 95785459

fax: + 61 3 95767430

mobile: 0418 327426

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Christopher Norton Australia-wide teacher workshops Jan 2012


December 13, 2011

Christopher Norton will be presenting a series of Piano Teacher Workshops in January 2012 – visiting 9 different Australian cities.

You can download full details and the invitation at www.halleonard.com.au/workshops

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Clarinet & Sax PD (Vic)


June 13, 2012

Professional Development Day

Clarinet and Saxophone Teachers

9:30am to 4:30pm-Saturday, September 8, 2012

Carey Grammar,

349 Barkers Road, Kew

Please contact JoAnn Griffiths on 0407 247 410 or at

joann_griffiths@optusnet.com.au for a flyer/registration form

Session 1

Motivating Students and Teachers-Rochelle Umansky. Ms. Umansky is a

registered psychologist, a former secondary teacher and Monash

University counselor.  She delivers workshops on topics such as self

management skills. She is the creator of the SMARTS program designed

for students who are seeking to achieve academic success.  She is

known for her warmth, humour and professionalism.

Session 2

A  Discussion into the Essential differences between Clarinet

and Saxophone Technique -Jason Digby, Carey Grammar

Lunch

Session 3

Beginners Books, Ensemble Music-Michael Jongebloed, Fine Music

Session 4

Mouthpieces, Reeds, Breathing, Embouchure-Brian Ebert, Melbourne Brass

and Woodwind

Session 5

Display and presentation of the new Yamaha clarinet-Cameron Tait

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Collarts – VCA PD program


March 13, 2011

Collarts PD Program for 2011

The Australian College of the Arts | Ausmusic College is pleased to announce its 2011 PD program commencing from Tuesday April 5th. Each of the PD Days are focused on providing hands-on opportunities for music teachers, especially teachers of VCE and VET.

Term 1

Tuesday April 5th 2011 Check 1, 2 – Live Sound
Term 2
Friday June 10th - Recording techniques
Friday Jun 17th - Songwriting and stagecraft

Term 3
Friday August 5th - Post production
Friday August 12th - Using technology in performance

Term 4
Friday December 9th - Education Partners 2012 Preview – see what’s new from Collarts in 2012

Check 1, 2 – Live Sound Workshop kicks off the 2011 PD program

Join our Collarts education team and two industry experts – production manager and front-of-house audio engineer Glenn Helmot (John Farnham, James Morrison, Deborah Conway etc) along with leading session guitarist Simon Patterson (Hey, Hey Band, Lou Rawls, Kate Ceberano, Bonnie Raitt, James Morrison etc) to get the knowledge, tricks and tips on how to create and produce a great performance. With a combined 50 years of industry experience Glenn and Simon can show you how to get the best out of your production gear – whether in front of, or behind the microphone.

Teachers will leave with:

  • Knowledge, tips and tricks on how to maximise your schools music production equipment to create a a great sound
  • Tools and activities to develop your performance and production students skills and get them working together
  • Performance tips on getting your sound off stage and to the audience

Being part of the Collarts PD program for 2011 is simple:

To register visit http://www.collarts.edu.au/education-partners/professional-development

or email info@collarts.edu.au

or call 03 9281 8898

Bookings are essential.

Cost: $99 for teachers (no charge for Collarts Education partner schools) – lunch is included

The Collarts PD Day program takes place at Collarts, 55 Brady Street, South Melbourne commencing at 10am and finishing at 3pm.


Monique Boggia
Education Manager
Australian College of the Arts | Ausmusic College
55 Brady St., South Melbourne
Email mboggia@collarts.edu.au
Ph +613 9281 8898


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Conducting Mastery workshop


April 26, 2012

If you want the biggest possible improvement to your conducting skills and the

results you will get from your students book a Conducting Mastery Intensive with

Graham Lloyd – one of the country’s most respected trainers.

Get a total of 15+ hours working on You – not just watching other people.

Just imagine the difference this could make to Your results with Your Ensemble.

http://www.grahamlloydmusic.com/conducting-mastery.html

Angie Lloyd

Graham Lloyd Music pty ltd

www.grahamlloydmusic.com

03 9730 2023

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Conductor Development Program (VIC) Jan 2012


August 28, 2011

Melbourne Youth Music and Guest Artistic Director Andrew Mott invite 15 to 30 year olds to attend our Conductor Development Program as part of the MYM 2012 Summer School at the Victorian College of the Arts Southbank, January 16 – 20.  The program is ideal for aspiring young conductors or graduate teachers who would like to gain further proficiency in conducting a range of ensemble styles and levels.  The program is primarily based in practical experiences, working with facilitator Dobbs Franks.

CONDUCTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The Conductor Development Program will offer aspiring conductors and music educators an invaluable experience, enhancing their conducting technique across a range of musical genres.  During the course of the week, activities will include visits to the various ensembles of the MYM Summer School, meeting the program directors as well as observing and directing wind, jazz and string ensembles at all levels.  Each participant receives significant amounts of podium time working with a dedicated chamber orchestra on substantial repertoire, mentoring sessions to develop essential conducting technique as well as skills development in score preparation, teaching and rehearsal skill.  Admission to the Conductor Development Program is by application only, for ages 15 – 30.  Participants may also be contacted by email requesting a reference from their school / music teacher stating the applicant’s musical skills and previous conducting experience.  Participants should have the ability to read orchestral scores and a basic understanding of conducting patterns.

DOBBS FRANKS
Dobbs Franks is equally at home conducting symphony, opera, ballet, music theatre or chamber ensembles.  His career spans more than 50 years.  His Australian sojourn includes the Australian premiere of West Side Story (1960), Porgy and Bess (1965) and World Premiere of Richard Meale’s Mer de Glace (1991).  He has been Music Director of the Australian Ballet, Tasmanian Symphony, West Australian Ballet, and Conductor of the Australian Opera, Guest Conductor of all of the Australian and New Zealand symphony orchestras and Head of Music of the Australian Opera Studio.  He has frequently been on television and radio in a variety of roles.  In addition to his many activities in Australia he has performed in 49 of the 50 states of the USA, Canada, Mexico, Scotland, England, Switzerland, Greece, Israel, Korea, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and New Zealand.  His latest recording is a DVD of Verdi’s Nabucco which he performed and recorded in Tokyo, Japan in September, 2010.

Program Fee             $435
Program Structure       30 Hours

REHEARSALS
9:30am – 3:30pm         Monday 16 – Friday 20 January

APPLICATIONS
Visit www.mym.org.au and follow the links to Summer School to complete the online registration form.  Applications close 09 September, and placed are limited to ensure maximum contact with ensembles and facilitators.

ENQUIRIES
(03) 9376 8988
mym@mym.org.au

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Conference notes on Music technology and education

January 7, 2011

Go to resource: Conference notes by Katie Wardrobe (Midnight Music) on Music, technology and education. Includes presentations on Sibelius, Groovy, Audacity, Acid and podcasting.

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copyright course for teachers (FREE): P2PU


March 20, 2013

The National Copyright Unit (NCU) is leading a course on ‘Copyright for Educators’ in coming weeks, which may be of interest to teachers, librarians, university students studying to become teachers, IT managers, etc looking for a bit more expertise in the Australian education copyright regime.  Please circulate to all you feel may benefit.

What is P2PU?

P2PU (www.p2pu.org) is a volunteer open education project being incubated by the University of California (Irvine) with lots of support from Shuttleworth Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, CC Learn, Mozilla Foundation and others.

The course organisers are Jessica Smith, National Copyright Officer, and Delia Browne, National Copyright Director (National Copyright Unit) of the Copyright Advisory Groups (Schools and TAFEs).  Delia Browne is also one of P2PU co founders of the volunteer open education project.

What is Copyright 4 Educators?

‘Copyright 4 Educators’ is a free online course for educators who want to learn about copyright, statutory licensing, educational exceptions and open educational resources. It is open to all educators around the world, specifically targeted to teachers, teacher-librarians from K-12, and university students studying to become teachers.  The course material is learnt around practical case studies faced by teachers when using copyright material in their day to day teaching and educational instruction.

The Copyright 4 Educators course is not taught; the course leaders facilitate it. The course is student participation focused. Students are divided into small groups in which they organise their online communications/discussions (via email, Google docs, Skype, tokbox etc) and jointly submit answers to each week’s task.

The course leaders review each group’s work that has been submitted to that week’s google document and provide feedback.  As stated above, the leaders act as facilitators rather than traditional teachers.

The Copyright 4 Educators course has successfully been run four times previously.

Copyright 4 Educators – Next Cycle

The next Copyright 4 Educators course will run for seven weeks, with a two-week introduction period and five weeks of substantive material.  Each week covering substantive material will be comprised of a different case scenario and tasks.  Each group will have 1 week to complete each week’s tasks.

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Course: Music to enhance children’s experience and development


January 22, 2012

HERE is a link to an Open University course on using music to aid children in multiple ways.

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Dalcroze Australia

January 23, 2010

Go to resource: Dalcroze Australia is the official Dalcroze association in Australia and offers courses for teachers. Read more…

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Didgeridoo class (Melb)


August 25, 2013

“As part of a fundraiser for a missions project (see link) I am offering Didgeridoo lessons.  Australia’s

oldest instrument.

The two lesson program will consist of learning how to play, making different calls, and finally circular

breathing.

Classes will run In Endeavour Hills on Friday 30th August, 7-8pm, Friday 6th September 7 – 8pm

Cost:

$50 BYO instrument.

$75 PVC instrument supplied (un painted )

Booking is required as places are limited.

Please contact Roy on 0402 019 201 (Phone calls only, no texts!) for further information.

Separate bookings can be made for your own club/group/school (subject to availability) at your

location for a fun session!!

ALL proceeds will be donated to Mission Chile fundraiser”

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Draft Curriculum meeting Aug 16 (Vic) & MSO tix


August 7, 2012

Consultation for the Draft Australian Curriculum: The Arts Foundation – Year 10
Presented by the School Music Action Group

Date: Thursday August 16, 2012
Time: 5.00pm- 7.00pm
Presenter: Kim Waldock
Venue: Iwaki Auditorium, Southbank

An opportunity to hear Kim Waldock, member of the advisory panel for the Draft Australian Curriculum: The Arts Foundation – Year 10, and discuss the consultation questions and make comments on the draft.

There is no charge for  this event.

Bookings (online only – click on link below):

http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138968461

Download a PDF copy of the draft curriculum:

http://www.acara.edu.au/arts.html

Download a printable version of the consultation questions from this URL:

http://consultation.australiancurriculum.edu.au/

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra would like to invite teachers attending the Australian Curriculum Consultation on Thursday 16 August in Iwaki Auditorium the opportunity to enjoy anexclusive ticket offer of 1X B-Reserve ticket for $75* to the Orchestra’s Act 2 performance of Beethoven and Wagner at the newly refurbished Hamer Hall, which will take place following the meeting, at 8pm.

*Regular price $109. Conditions Apply as follows:

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Early Childhood Music – teacher workshop (Vic)


November 4, 2011

Early Childhood Music Workshop at Hillcrest (Berwick, Vic) on Friday November 4th from 1.00 – 3.00pm.  The session is being run by KMEIA and promises to give you some fantastic ideas for things to do with students from kinder up to year 2.  Please come along and support this workshop so that we can enjoy more of these kind of opportunities in this area in the future.

What: KMEIA Early Childhood Music Workshop

Theme: The theme of the workshop is “Once Upon A Rhyme….accessible music repertoire for kinder/Music teachers.

When: Friday 4th November, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Where: Hillcrest Christian College, 500 Soldiers Road, Clyde North (Berwick).

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me and I can email you a flier.

Kind regards, Mrs Kirsty Graham, Co-ordinator of Junior School Music, Hillcrest Christian College

kirsty.graham@hillcrest.vic.edu.au

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Early Childhood Music Day (Vic) ECCPA


November 6, 2011

www.vosa.org/events/?action=detailed&ID=181

August 18-19, 2012 @ Kew

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Early Childhood Organisation of SA


November 6, 2011

LINK HERE to South Australia’s Early Childhood Organisation professional development page.

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Emerging Composers – senior lesson idea


October 12, 2011

Ask senior student to each choose one composer from the list in this AMC article and to summarise the main points. Students will then share their findings with the rest of the class (verbally or via a blog).

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Engadine Music Reading day: 11 Feb 2012 @ Stanmore


December 13, 2011

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FREE accredited PD Coffs Harbour April 30, 2012


April 26, 2012

April 30, 2012 @ Coffs Harbour Conservatorium 4-6pm

FREE orchestral music in the classroom Professional Development for Primary and Secondary teachers with Sydney Symphony

Accredited with NSW Institute.

Email interest ASAP:

kim.waldock@sydneysymphony.com

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FREE assessment in Music symposium 16/17 July 2013 Qld


June 2, 2013

The ‘Assessment in Music’ project team – discussing tertiary music assessment across Australia.

Assessment in Music (AiM): Principles and
Practices
www.assessmentinmusic.com.au
International Assessment Symposium
July 16-17, 2013 Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Registration for the event is free:
http://assessmentinmusic.com.au/aim-symposium-july-16-17/

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Free AYMC in Armidale NSW


July 19, 2012
Australian Youth Music Council

Free Music Careers Workshop
Armidale NSW, 25th August

Free Music Careers Workshop in Armidale
On the 25th of August, the Australian Youth Music Council (AYMC) will be
holding a music industry careers day in Armidale as part of its national
workshop series.

The workshop will include industry speakers ranging from record labels to
academics, with trivia prizes, free food, and an interactive game that
exposes people to a wide range of music industry scenarios. The day is
designed to engage personal & professional knowledge for anyone who aspires
to develop their career in the music industry.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

This free event will take place at the Old Teachers College in Armidale,
NSW, running from 12pm to 5pm. Catering & trivia prizes provided thanks to
our sponsors.

Keep an eye on www.aymc.org.au for details of other workshops being held in
Sydney, Brisbane & more.
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free Early Childhood workshop


February 10, 2013
Would you like to attend a Welcome to Music PLAYshop for free? If you or someone you know is connected to an Early Learning Centre, Preschool, Kindergarten or Primary school (in Victoria) and would be willing to host a 2 hour Welcome to Music workshop they will receive 2 free registrations! (up to $118 value!). We need a good space (preferably carpeted) with chairs and maybe tea and coffee facilities. These PLAYshops are a great opportunity for you and your staff to improve your skills – and they are a lot of fun and a great networking opportunity too!

This offer is also avaiiable for our interstate friends but we would need to allow for travel costs etc.

We can also provide half and full day workshops for Early childhood and Primary -please enquire if this interests you and see below for locations and dates already planned.

Phil is also available for regular music classes and/or a one off ‘Funny Phil’s Music Show’ for your centre and we can offer full day PLAYshops and Artists in Schools programs. Please contact us if you are interested and would like to know more.

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free Music PD


June 29, 2011

One Song. One Day. Your School, More Music.
Thursday September 1, 11.30 am

Have you registered you school for Music. Count Us In yet? Visit the websitewww.musiccountusin.org.au <http://www.musiccountusin.org.au/> to register and access recordings of the song as well as FREE choral, band and classroom arrangements!

FREE teacher workshops will run early next term to introduce teachers to the song and all of resources and support material available.

Geelong, Mt Waverley, Bendigo, Swan Hill, South Gippsland,
Mornington Peninsula, Mitcham, Mildura, Cheltenham,
South Melbourne, Lilydale, Caulfield, Carlton,
Ivanhoe and Wangaratta

For details visit the aMuse website: http://www.amuse.vic.edu.au <http://www.amuse.vic.edu.au/>

Or

Order FREE teaching kits for your school
by emailing Sue Arney MCUI@amuse.vic.edu.au
<mailto:MCUI@amuse.vic.edu.au>

To download ‘We’ve Got The Music’, and to register your school, go to www.musiccountusin.org.au
<http://www.musiccountusin.org.au/> or check out the wiki http://musiccountusin2011.wikispaces.com<http://musiccountusin2011.wikispaces.com/>

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free Piano teaching workshop – Melb Bris Syd


June 20, 2011

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FREE PL this week in Vic (Aug 2013)


August 19, 2013

FREE PL workshops for Music Teachers and Primary Classroom teachers this

week in WERRIBEE, MT WAVERLEY, FOOTSCRAY and LEONGATHA.

aMuse will be presenting after school workshops – 4.00 – 5.30pm – for The

Singing Classroom & Music: Count Us In

Come along, bring your friends, sing news songs and talk about how to

incorporate them into your daily teaching schedule; sing and play through

the new Music: Count Us In resources.

Each participant will receive a resource book and CD.

See website for details and registrations.

http://www.amuse.vic.edu.au/PL2013/MCUI_2013.htm

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FREE Pro Tools workshop (Vic) – June 23


June 12, 2011

On Thursday June 23rd Future Music will be running a FREE  PD session on the new PRO TOOLS 9.
This is an introduction to the new recording software which is now simpler to use and is much less expensive than before.

PRO TOOLS is an industry standard used in TV, movie and recording studios everywhere. The version for schools use has the same technology, but is appropriate for classroom particularly in a VCE and VET application, it can now be used directly with Sibelius.

The presenter for this PD is Peter Wardrobe from AVID, who will introduce you to the process in an easy to understand non technical form. We will record using MIDI and audio. Part of the session will take place in a professional recording  studio, where you can get up close to the real environment.

The session will finish around 6pm and we will round off with drinks and light refreshments. There is no charge for this session.

The address for this PD is:
BURWOOD MUSIC CENTRE
2a Florence St (off Huntingdale road)
Burwood.

RSVP is essential.
Please call JUDY on 9808 8988

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free Sibelius 7 PD (Vic) – Aug 16


August 1, 2011

Sibelius 7 – PD session – August 16th Free
Future Music invites you to join us when Sibelius Education manager Peter Wardrobe will show you the new and very different style of the new Sibelius 7 screen.

This is a major re-work of the popular notation program with a ‘ribbon’ style screen and includes 32 gb of elite high quality sounds.

Peter will answer your questions and explain the best ways to deal with the change in format, and how Sibelius 7 is relevant to music education.
PD certificates will be available.

Date: Tuesday August 16
Time: 4.15pm
Place: Burwood Music Centre (for Future Music Australia)
Address: 2a Florence St Burwood (off Huntingdae Rd)

We plan to finish at 6pm with drinks and light refreshments.

RSVP is essential:
Please call Judy on 03 9808 8988

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free workshop at your school (Vic)


September 3, 2012

We would like to invite you to host a FREE Music Count Us In/The Singing Classroom workshop at your school during September or October.

Here’s a final reminder of the opportunity to have a workshop in your school.

Bookings are filling fast – we already have more than last year!

Please send an expression of interest asap if you are interested.

The workshops will be 1.5 half hours long, run after school and open to all of your staff as well as other teachers in your area. Each participant will receive a resource booklet packed with useful songs, action songs, games and composition ideas, which includes this year’s MCUI song – and a CD!

This year’s workshops will be delivered by Susie Davies-Splitter and Sue Arney.

Below is a list of dates that we are available to come to your school/venue to run a workshop. All dates are open – we have indicated dates which would be best for us to come to country areas, however everything is negotiable and we are happy to discuss options.

Please let me know asap if you would like to book one of the dates below to host a workshop in your school.

Warm regards,

Sue Arney s.arney@bigpond.com

Project Officer

Association of Music Educators

September

Tuesday 11

Wednesday 12

Thursday 13

Friday 14

Tuesday 18

Wednesday 19 (country)

Thursday 20 (country)

Friday 21

October

Monday 8 (country)

Tuesday, 9

Wednesday 10

Thursday 11

Friday 12

Tuesday 16

Wednesday 17

Thursday 18

Friday 19

Monday 22 (country)

Tuesday 23

Thursday 25

Friday 26

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free workshop Werribee – Orch Vic


June 27, 2012

ORCHESTRA VICTORIA

FREE EDUCATION WORKSHOP AND PROFFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Werribee

31st July & 1st August 2012

Wyndham Cultural Centre

Werribee

Orchestra Victoria’s Education Workshops offers students, community musicians and music teachers unique opportunities not offered in regional Victoria by any other professional orchestra. Workshops aim to enhance participants’ skills through direct interaction with professional musicians and conductors.

Education Workshops provide secondary music students, teachers and adult musicians the opportunity to work intensively with professional performers/teachers who are specialists in their field. The two-day student workshops sees young local musicians rehearsing and performing alongside Orchestra Victoria musicians, who act as mentors, under the direction of a professional conductor. During the workshops, professional learning sessions for local music teachers with the conductor are also provided.

All workshops culminate in a community concert providing an opportunity for students to share their memorable experience and achievements with family, friends and the wider community. Performing alongside Orchestra Victoria musicians, the concert brings together young people and the wider community to celebrate local community talent and take part in an exciting, fresh and community driven initiative.

·         Secondary students who play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass or orchestral percussion;

A standard of AMEB Grade 4 is preferred but applications for AMEB Grade 3 students are encouraged to apply also (it is not necessary to have completed the exam).

For further information please ring 9694 3600 or at www.orchestravictoria.com.au

Toby Frost

Education & Community Coordinator

Ph:  9694 3677

Mob: 0412 254 053

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Fresh Ideas for secondary music (course – Vic)


June 27, 2012

FRESH IDEAS FOR SECONDARY MUSIC

Presented by aMuse in conjunction with Arts Centre Melbourne

Featuring Nick Peterson

aMuse, in conjunction with Arts Centre Melbourne is pleased to present an engaging day of practical, fun and invigorating activities and ideas for teaching secondary music featuring composer, author, performer and educator Nick Peterson. Nick will introduce some ground-breaking teaching ideas for secondary music teachers that will be interactive and amusing. Nick will focus his sessions around his books published by Nelson Cenage with topics including:

• Mastering Rhythm

• Amazing insights to revitalise music lessons

• An Introduction To The Concepts Of Music

• Who said listening lessons can’t be fun!?

WORKSHOP DETAILS

DATE

Monday 27 August

TIME

9.00am – 3.30pm

COST

$95

VENUE

Digital Learning Hub

Arts Centre Melbounre

(Located in The Australian Ballet Centre, Southbank)

http://goo.gl/maps/1aLk

Further details about this workshop can be found on the aMuse website.

http://amuse.vic.edu.au/PL2012/nick_peterson_2012.htm

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Geelong & Mt Waverley teacher network meetings


March 13, 2012

TWO Music Teacher Network Meetings:

Geelong Music Teacher Network meeting at Roslyn Primary School.

Monday 19th March 2012, 4 – 5.15 p.m.

Roslyn Primary School, 183 Roslyn Road, Belmont.

Topic: Marimbas in the Music Classroom – activities for 5-12 year olds with Heather McLaughlin. An opportunity to meet other teachers and share ideas.

RSVP to Fiona Leen, Leen.fiona.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

Mt Waverley Area Music Teacher Network Meeting

Tuesday 24th April 2012, 4 – 5.15 p.m. (second week of Term 2)

Essex Heights Primary School, Essex Road, Mt Waverley.

Topic: Marimbas and xylophones in the Music Classroom. Tried and true pieces for 5-12 year olds with Heather McLaughlin, followed by sharing of teaching ideas – bring an activity if you wish. A great chance to meet other teachers and pick up some new possibilities for your teaching. RSVP to hosting teacher Lisa Carne, carne.lisa.m@edumail.vic.gov.au or ring the school, 03 98074944

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Geelong Music Teachers’ Association

February 21, 2010

Go to resource: The Geelong Music Teachers’ Association is the professional body for private instrumental music teachers in the Geelong region. Read more…

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Global Conservatory – distance education from NY

September 13, 2011

Manhattan School of Music has instituted a groundbreaking distance learning program — the first of its kind at a major conservatory — devoted to exploring the use of state-of-the-art videoconference technology for music education and performance.

Use the internet to take 50 minute classes with your students, or to undertake professional learning for yourself / your community.

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Gondwana Conducting Academy


August 27, 2012

Message from Mark O’Leary:

You might be interested in the introduction of the Gondwana Conducting Academy. After a number of years of running Conductor Internships, the Gondwana Conducting Academy will provide an in-depth choral conducting course run by Graeme Morton over the two weeks of National Choral School. The Academy will be run in association with the University of Queensland and it will possible for it to contribute to postgraduate degree programs there.

Applications forms can be downloaded from our website: www.gondwanachoirs.com.au <http://www.gondwanachoirs.com.au>

Please note that despite the date advertised on the brochure and website, we will continue to receive applications until Friday 7 September. For enquiries, please contact the Gondwana National Choirs Manager, Vanessa Chan at vanessa@gondwanachoirs.com.au

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Hal Leonard Choral Reading Days – Feb 2013


January 13, 2013

Click HERE for more info.

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HL Choral Reading Day: Feb 11 2012


December 13, 2011

Hal Leonard Australia is excited to announce that registrations for the 2012 Choral Reading Days with George Torbay are now open.

You can download a registration form on our website at www.halleonard.com.au/workshops

Presented by the ever popular George Torbay, with Classroom Resource and School Musical bonus sessions, the cost of the reading day is $65 inc GST which includes morning tea and lunch – see below for venue details, and an outline of the Reading Day schedule.

Schedule for the day:

9am Registration
9.30am 2 part and Unison
This repertoire is suitable for Primary to easy Secondary choirs.
11am Morning Tea
11.30am SSA and 2 part
This repertoire would suit a more advanced Primary to junior Secondary choir.
1pm Lunch (provided)
1.45pm SSA, SATB, Men’s Voices
This session will include pieces for Men’s voices and include repertoire suitable for more advanced Secondary School Choirs.
BONUS! Classroom resources sessions*
9.30am, 11.30am, 1.45pm

February 11th, 2012 Melbourne
@ Carey Baptist Grammar School
De Young Centre of Performing Arts,
349 Barkers Road, Kew

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internet MOOCS open classical music to wider audience


April 25, 2013

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalmusic/9987427/Can-the-internet-open-up-classical-music-to-a-wider-audience.html

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Intro to Musical Futures Bendigo & Footscray West


March 4, 2012

Introduction to Musical futures – David Price OBE

Thurs March 15th: Crusoe College Bendigo @ 9.30 – 3.00

Monday March 19th: Footscray West Primary School & 9.30-3.00

Ken Owen, Director, Musical Futures Australia 0411 694 710

www.musicalfutures.org.uk

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Jerry Nowak conducting school (band & orchestras) NSW


December 13, 2011

Conducting Summer School (2 week intensive course) with Jerry Nowak: 9-20 January, 2012 @ Paddington, NSW

More information HERE

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Journal of Music Teacher Education

February 9, 2010

Go to resource: The Journal of Music Teacher Education is a periodical published by the National Association for Music Education (MENC USA) and the Society for Music Teacher Education (USA). Read more…

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June 2012 Winter Workshop for teachers


May 28, 2012

The second annual Winter Workshop for Music Teachers 25-26 June, 2012.

The Winter Workshop is a professional development program that gives music teachers a chance to work with and learn from leading artists and educators in music.

Aiming to strengthen and invigorate your foundation in the arts as practitioners, academic and practical teaching staff from the MCM will inspire you and give you ideas and tools that you can take back into your classroom and teaching studio.

Designed for classroom teachers, instrumental/vocal teachers and ensemble leaders, this program will be of value to upper primary and secondary music teachers.

Dates:

Monday 25 June, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Tuesday 26 June, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Cost:

$210 inc GST for both days

$125 inc GST for one day only

Venue:

Music Building

Southbank (VCA) Campus, The University of Melbourne

234 St Kilda Road

Southbank VIC 3006

More information and enrolments: http://www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/programs/short/musicteachers

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Katie Wardrobe – teacher training courses in Music & computers

January 7, 2011

Go to resource: Midnight Music and Katie Wardrobe run workshops for teachers who want to integrate computers with Music education.  She also offers workshops to students.

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Keyboard Evolution & Studio Sessions free info


August 25, 2012

Invitation to TWO special workshops for years 7-9 music
Thusday 30 August
2.30~4.30pm AND 5.00~7.00pm

Statewide Resource Centre
150 Palmerston St, Carlton

An opportunity to see two effective complementary programs first hand within a classroom setting

Keyboard Evolution™ – Making Compulsory Music Fun! (2.30pm~4.30pm)

Keyboard Evolution program is designed for the first year of high school (although also suits upper primary) and caters for both elementary and advanced music students being in the same class simultaneously. Additionally the program offers extension work for the advanced students to ensure they are engaged in the classroom activity without the teacher having to write a separate program for them.

  • Keyboard/technology orientation for the classroom
  • Course structure and resources
  • Individual/Group ensemble performance
  • Extension work and extra activities
  • Easy integration of ICT to the classroom

Introducing Studio Sessions™ for Junior High School (5.00pm~7.00pm)

Studio Sessions™ is a program with multiple delivery options for teachers. Each of the sessions is able to be executed within the classroom setting using keyboards, computers or recordable device such as the JamHub. This allows the majority of schools to integrate at least one hardware solution per Session – or up to three depending on the schools’ resources. Additionally the 10 Session outline can be completed intensively over one term, or spread out over 6 or 12 months.

The 10 Session program is divided into three themes: Be a Music Producer; Be an Audio Engineer and Be a Film Composer.

Within the course, students experience an introduction to more advanced music techniques including sampling, looping, multi-track recording, sequencing and creating special effects. Simultaneously, students are learning and participating in the key curriculum requirements through Performance, Listening, Composition and Music Production. Studio Sessions™ consists of student workbook, and website resources for both student and teachers including video clips, backing tracks and extension material.

  • Course structure, technology/software requirements for the classroom
  • Overview of Studio Sessions book and internet resources
  • Individual/Group ensemble performance
  • Extension work and extra activities
  • Easy integration of ICT to the classroom

This workshops will include an overview of each program and all the resources as well as hands on application of the 10 Keyboard Evolution Sessions and the 10 Studio Sessions.
You don’t have to be a keyboard player to attend however the sessions will be interactive!

There is no cost, but registration is essential. PD attendance certificates will be available.

The event details are:

Date: Thursday August 30
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm AND 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Where: Statewide Resource Centre
150 Palmerston St, Carlton
(Melway reference — Map 2B:H6)

To attend please Register Online or email your name, school and contact phone number to events@musicednet.com or call Music EDnet on 1300 723 700

The 2 workshops complement each other and you are encouraged to attend BOTH, however you may choose to attend either.

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Keyboard Evolution – FREE PD – 29 May 2012 Melb


May 28, 2012

Keyboard Evolution workshop in Melbourne on Tuesday 29 May … an opportunity to see this effective program first hand within a classroom setting.

The Keyboard Evolution program is designed for the first year of high school (although also suits upper primary) and caters for both elementary and advanced music students being in the same class simultaneously. Additionally the program offers extension work for the advanced students to ensure they are engaged in the classroom activity without the teacher having to write a separate program for them.

This workshop will include an overview of the program and all it’s resources as well as hands on application of the 10 Keyboard Evolution Sessions.

  • Keyboard/technology orientation for the classroom
  • Course structure and resources
  • Individual/Group ensemble performance
  • Extension work and extra activities
  • Easy integration of ICT to the classroom

You don’t have to be a keyboard player to attend however the session will be interactive!

There is no cost, but registration is essential. PD attendance certificates will be available.

The event details are:

Date: Tuesday May 29

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm OR 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Where: Statewide Resource Centre

150 Palmerston St, Carlton

(Melway reference — Map 2B:H6)

To attend register online <https://promo-manager.server-secure.com/ch/7941/y9kb80/492200/021bajrnr.html>

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Kita Performing Arts Company (Victoria)

January 23, 2010

Kita Performing Arts Company is an ensemble based in Melbourne and operates throughout Victoria to present traditional and contemporary Asian music and dance. Read more…

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Kodaly + Orff 17+18 May 2013 KMEIA


May 3, 2013

KMEIA Autumn Music Seminar

Friday 17 & Saturday 18 May 2013

At the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Preston

The Autumn Seminar provides outstanding professional development for teachers of both Primary and Secondary Classroom Music, as well as teachers/directors of Choral Music. We look forward to learning from David Lawrence (UK), our international guest,  Joining David is Maree Henessey from Queensland as well as other local presenters!

This years Autumn Seminar again features an Orff Stream of workshops.

More information and timetable now at www.kodaly.org.au (click on the green box and scroll down) or to register online use this link http://tinyurl.com/29thefl

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Kodaly activities early 2013 (Vic)


February 22, 2013

The Back to School Day is this Saturday 23 February 2013 (a joint workshop with VOSA – bookings through VOSA)

The Kodaly Secondary Teacher Training course Level 1 has now been confirmed for Saturday afternoons beginning 2 March 2013.

Places are still available for the Secondary Level 2 course (for those who have completed Level 1) which is running on Tuesday evenings and this begins on 12 March 2013.

The Annual Autumn Music Seminar is on 17 -18 May 2013 at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre. An Orff stream of workshops is also running. Early bird discounts for bookings paid by 23 March!

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Kodaly Music Institute of Australia

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The Kodaly Music Institute of Australia is a professional not-for-profit association that espouses the pedagogical philosophies of the composer Zoltan Kodaly. Read more…

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Leading Notes – free podcasts and lectures on Music Education

August 20, 2011

LEADING NOTES WEBSITE

Free podcasts and online presentations re. connecting with students while teaching Music.

Philosophy and pedagogy discussed.

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Learn as you sing in a summer school choir


October 15, 2011

Sunday 15 January 10 am – 4 pm at Hawthorn Town Hall and Tuesday 17 January from 7 – 9.30 pm in Xavier College Chapel (2012)

Fred Sjoberg will conduct this gathering of singers for a day and an evenijng, giving all choristers the experience of learning from an international expert. This is great for teachers, who may not often get a good vocal work-out themselves; and also, as Fred is an energetic conductor of youth, a good opportunity for sight-reading senior students to enjoy singing under his leadership.

For more information www.choralconductors.org.au and go to the Sing for Life Choir.



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life after MCUI – what now?


November 9, 2012

Is your school still buzzing after last week’s HUGE music-making session? Now is the time to apply for musical professional learning funding for 2013. Learn the guitar or ukulele. Join a community choir. Enrol in an Orff or Kodaly course (Primary classroom music pedagogy). Enquire about Musical Futures (Middle School). Subscribe to online resources through Jozzbeat or Musica Viva. Register for ECCPA (Early Childhood Music). Investigate MEP (Canberra). Book the Singing Classroom (Vic). Browse the More Music Toolkit … or email schools.mpfl@mca.org.au for some more ideas.

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Mac Training, Music Technology & Live Audio for Schools


November 4, 2011
iNerd is a small business run by registered music teacher, audio engineer and technology trainer Andy Zito, and they are now equipped to work one-on-one or in groups with staff and students to help them make the most of the technology available to them in the school or classroom. Bookings are open for 2012, and if you get in quickly you can snap up a session for the remainder of the year!
We can help music departments use computers to make, capture and produce music, as well as train staff and students in the use of the PA systems, microphones, amps, etc, at school events and in the classroom!

iNerd also works with a large number of small businesses coaching users through the transition from PC to Mac, and is available to run Professional Development workshops for new Mac users who are coming to grips with the change…
iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, iMacs – we can help you set up, use and get the most out of these machines!

Andy is an experienced teacher and presenter and delivers his workshops with flair and enthusiasm, which will surely catch on!
Get in touch today on 0411 741 487 or via email info@inerdtraining.com
Andy Zito
iNerd Training
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Marimba Music Making WITH JON MADIN


April 19, 2011

Marimba Music Making  WITH JON MADIN

Date    Thursday 2 June 2011
Time    9.30am – 3.30pm
Venue    150 Palmerston Street, CARLTON
Cost    $130 members/$190 non-members

An amazing smorgasbord of ideas for hands-on music making using marimbas and many other Jon Madin’s ingeniously created instruments. Suitable for any primary or lower secondary music teaching environment. Would be suitable for primary generalists. You will go away with a wealth of repertoire and activity ideas.

About Jon
Jon Madin is a trained classroom music teacher with a background in a wide variety of music-making. His experience includes playing in folk/rock bands, multi-cultural bands, orchestra and early music consorts. He also leads family music workshops and bush dances.

He has also worked extensively in musical instrument design – marimbas in particular, as well as many other experimental musical instruments.

For further information about Jon Madin, check out the Marimba Music website: www.marimbamusic.com.au

ENQUIRIES
Kevin Kelley
Executive Officer
Association of Music Educators (Vic) Inc
150 Palmerston Street
CARLTON Victoria 3053

Phone 03 9349 1048
Fax 03 9349 1052
kevin.kelley@amuse.vic.edu.au
www.amuse.vic.edu.au

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Mark O’Leary 8/11/13 Sale VIC


August 31, 2013

“How to run a (better) primary school choir” workshop with Mark O’Leary

10am – 3pm on Friday 8th November at Delbridge Hall (Sale), next to St Paul’s Cathedral.

phone: 03 95785459

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Mark O’Leary Primary Choral workshops (Vic)


March 4, 2012

Mark O’Leary will be presenting three choral workshops in Melbourne this year.

Bookings are now open.

Primary Choirs for Beginners

Friday 16th March 2012

10am – 3pm

DC Bricker Social Room, Beech St, Caulfield South

$99.00 per person

Just (Choral) Conducting

Thursday 31st May 2012

Packer Park Hall, Leila Rd, Carnegie

$99.00 per person

How to Run a (Better) Primary School Choir

Friday 1st June 2012

10am – 3pm

DC Bricker social room, Beech St, Caulfield South

$99.00 per person

Further information or a workshop registration form, send an email or visit:

http://www.yvm.com.au/workshops_2012calendar.html

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Master of Performance teaching (Vic)


February 14, 2012

Good news for Instrumental Music Teachers who are looking to undertake a teacher training course . . .

The University of Melbourne has this year launched their M Mus PT/Grad Dip Ed course and will see their first intake graduate at the end of next year with teaching qualifications that meet VIT requirements.

The course has an instrumental music/ensemble direction focus and is great for those who have worked as professional musicians, have completed studies in performance and/or have been teaching for some time. Credit may be gained for completion of other post-grad studies as well as documented perfomance careers such as professional orchestral or service band employment.

The Master of Performance, Performance Teaching will be delivered by the University of Melbourne, Conservatorium of Music with ‘full-time’ enrolment being around 1.5 days per week, with the Grad Dip Ed being delivered by LaTrobe University.

More details can be found at the following link:

http://conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/grad/mmusperfteach

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MCUI Final week of FREE teacher workshops in Vic


August 8, 2011

FREE teacher workshops (Music: Count Us In) in Victoria:

Monday, August 8 – 4.00 – 5.15pm
Statewide Resources Centre
150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

Tuesday, August 9, 4.00 – 5.15pm
Gladstone Park Secondary College
Taylors Road, Gladstone Park

Thursday, August 11, 4.00 – 5.15pm
Ivanhoe Primary School
Waterdale Road, Ivanhoe
To book: mcui@amuse.vic.edu.au

AND JUST ADDED . . .
Saturday, August 13, 11.00 – 12.30
Australian Catholic University, Ballarat
1200 Mair Street, Ballarat
To book: Sarah.Maidlow@acu.edu.au

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Melbourne Radio School – courses


August 14, 2011

Voice Over for TV & Radio Commercials:  Sat 27th & Sun 28th August: 10am – 5pm

10 Week Intro to Radio: Begins 30th August, every Tues night 6-9pm x 10 weeks

Compact Intro to Radio: Mon 26th – Fri 30th September: 10am -3:30pm

Creative Writing for TV & Radio: Sat 5th & Sun 6th November: 10am -4pm

Writing & Presenting Radio News: Sat 19th & Sun 20th November: 10am – 4pm

contact heidi@melbourneradioschool.com

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

January 22, 2010

Go to resource: The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a professional orchestra and offers education programs to schools. Read more…

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Middle School: practical music-making with digital assistance

May 20, 2011

http://soundhouse.org.au/packagepop/subscribe.pdf

SoundHouse is an Australian resource-writer, student workshop and Professional Development provider, specialising in multi-media.

The above link will give you more information about on-line resources to help teach classroom guitar, percussion/drum, keyboard and practical theory ($199 per year) or email    info@soundhouse.org.au

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Midnight Music Technology PD 2013


October 17, 2012
NEW Online Courses 2013
January Holiday Courses:

1. iPads in Music

7-28 January, 2013
8-29 January, 2013
(information coming soon)
Term 1, 2013 Courses

1. Sibelius Basics

How do online courses work?  Find out more

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Mike Brewer in Melbourne (working with choirs)


February 21, 2011

Fantastic PD opportunity!
Come & watch the engaging, energetic, charismatic Mike Brewer (UK) working with secondary school choirs
Thursday March 10th at BMW Edge from 10-5pm with an evening concert 6:30pm-7:30pm
Place are limited & PDcertificate will be provided for VIT
$100 for the day – cheaper than flying to London.
Don’t miss out – contact Claire Preston at exaudiyouthchoir@gmail.com

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Moira Smiley vocal workshop (Melb)


June 28, 2011

SINGING WORKSHOP for SONG LEADERS – Melbourne
WHEN: Sunday 17th July 2pm – 5pm
WHERE: Princes Park Bowl Club, 109 Bowen Cresent , North Carlton, VIC 3053
BOOKINGS:  Call Emily Hayes to book limited places 0400865427 or 03 93437733
COST: $50 Waged, $40 Concession

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MTEC 13 announcement


August 1, 2012
Great news: mtec (Music Technology in Education Conference) is on again!

Please hold the dates, April 8 – 10, 2013 and plan to join us at Yarra
Valley Grammar School, Ringwood, Melbourne.

The conference committee is working to confirm a great line up of key
presenters and we hope to have a call for presenters ready very soon so
watch your inbox.

Keep an eye on the new MTEC 2013 page of the website at
http://soundhouse.org.au/content/mtec-2013

Information on calls for papers, and early bird and Soundhouse member
registrations will be out very soon, but put your thinking caps on, find
some examples of great student work, and get ready to share your
experiences at what promises to be the biggest MTEC yet.

If you are on Facebook, you may also like to stay in touch with conference
happenings by visiting www.facebook.com/mtecaustralia (click on the Like
button near the top). 

In the meantime, please make sure 8-10 April 2013 is marked in your
diary!

If you are receiving this email then you are already on our conference
updates list, so there is no need to fill out the Expression of Interest
form on the website.

If you would like to unsubscribe from this mtec2013 enews, please reply to
this message with the word “Unsubscribe” in the subject line.

Regards
Glenys Gijsbers
Soundhouse Music Alliance Administration
Stockdale ACS
300 Huntingdale Rd
Huntingdale
VIC 3166

Phn +61 3 9254 1000
Fax +61 3 8610 1936 or 9545 6708
mtecmail@gmail.com
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MTEC 2013


November 5, 2012

Registrations for the  Music Technology in Education Conference 2013 are now open.

mtec2013 is being held at Yarra Valley Grammar School, from 8-10 April 2013.

mtec2013 is the third biennial technology conference specifically designed

for music educators.  This unique Australian conference provides an opportunity for music

educators to come together, to share ideas and learn about the latest developments in technology.

•       Renowned local and international keynote speakers

•       Practical and engaging hands-on sessions using computers and iPads

•       Ideas for curriculum integration

•       Opportunities to share ideas with other educators

•       Industry representatives showing the newest technologies

Register and pay before December 17 and receive Super Early Bird

discounts.

Head to the website for more information and online registration:

http://mtec2013.info/registration/

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Music and computers workshops (Vic)


July 18, 2012

Music Technology Workshops 2012

Presented by Katie Wardrobe

Term THREE

Wednesday 22 August

MuseScore Basics: Free notation software

Wednesday 29 August

Sibelius Basics: Scores and worksheets

Term FOUR

Friday 19 October

Sibelius Advanced: Formatting, drum notation, playback tricks and more

Tuesday 23 October

FIlmscoring with Garageband

Wednesday 7 November

iPads 2: More creative Ideas for Classroom Music (**NEW)

Wednesday 21 November

Amazing Audacity: Recording, editing, sound stories and backing tracks

Friday 23 November

Integrating IPads into the Music Classroom: Create, play, learn (**REPEAT)

FULL SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS

Full description each workshop available from the aMuse website:

http://amuse.vic.edu.au/PL2012/katie_wardrobe2012.htm

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Music Biz chat Monday 4th June (Melb)


June 3, 2012

Thebiz.com.au is proud to be associated with this great night of music industry information and discussion. This looks like a great panel this year, so for just $10 you should get down to the Toff in Melbourne next Monday night. There is also a chance to meet the panel and network after the discussion is concluded. See you there! DOWNLOAD AMPAL SONGWRITER”S POSTER

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Music Ed motivation day June 2 2012


May 1, 2012

www.cdwinal.com/musicedmotivationday.htm

An American music teacher has suggested that thousands of music teachers get together via social media on June 2nd, 2012 to share ideas and inspiration (US time zone). See the link above to join in.

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Music for your classroom PD (Vic): August 3


July 18, 2012

Music for Your Classroom – Professional Development Workshop
“a3 – australian arts alive provides Professional Development activities, for classroom and specialist primary school teachers, in the performing arts. As passionate educators, we believe in equipping teachers with the skills and knowledge to build sustainable performing arts programmes.”

“This term we are proud to present ‘Music for Your Classroom’, a full day workshop presented by Mark Puddy. Mark has worked in music education for the past 25 years and is a renowned choral clinician, composer and arranger. Mark has over 60 published works, many of which are performed by the Australian Girls Choir as well as school and community choirs nationally and internationally. Mark is also regularly invited to present at Kodaly and Orff Schulwerk workshops.”

Content will include:

·         Fun games and activities involving tuned and un-tuned percussion, simple rounds, singing activities and drama

·         Introduction to musical concepts using simple games and activities: dynamics, tone colour, duration, rhythm, metre, pitch and structure

·         Preparing simple and effective assembly performances

·         Great resources – where to find the right music

·         How to teach singing even if you are not a confident singer

·         Engaging kids using contemporary ‘beats’

·         Incorporating tuned and untuned percussion into your classroom performances

·         Integrating music into other Key Learning Areas

Each registered participant will take home a resource booklet with outcomes oriented classroom activities, warm ups, two age-appropriate songs with sheet music and word sheets for use at their school and a CD with learning and backing tracks

Details:

Friday August 3, 2012

9.30am – 3.30pm

Kew East Uniting Church – Normanby Road, Kew East, VIC

For more information or to download a registration form visit www.aspagroup.com.au/a3 or phone 03 9859 6499

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Music in Action

February 10, 2010

Go to resource: Music in Action is a magazine published by the Australian Music Association. Read more…

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Music Learning Conference – Singapore 2013


October 17, 2012
October 2013
Ultra early-bird rate ends 15 November 2012
23-26 October 2013
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Music Production Schools

September 5, 2012

www.musicproductionschools.net

This website is a great reference for students interested in the editing and engineering side of sound / music / audio. It includes study paths and average salary for different types of Music Production jobs.

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Music Teachers’ Association (NSW)

February 21, 2010

Go to resource: The Music Teachers Association of NSW (MTA NSW) is the professional body for private instrumental music teachers in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Read more…

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Music Teachers’ Association (Qld)

February 21, 2010

Go to resource: The Music Teachers’ Association of Queensland (MTAQ) is the professional body for private instrumental music teachers in Queensland. Read more…

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Music Teachers’ Association of South Australia

February 21, 2010

Go to resource: The Music Teachers’ Association of South Australia (MTASA) is the professional body in South Australia for private instrumental music teachers. Read more…

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Music tech on shoestring (Geelong) 15 June 2013


June 2, 2013

Music Tech On A Shoestring: Creative Projects For Students Using Free Software

A Collaboration between gpac:ed and Amuse

Would you like to incorporate music technology into your teaching but don’t have a large budget?  Perhaps you’d like to discover some new (or different) creative music project ideas that can be used across many subject areas?  Whether you’re into performing, arranging, composing, podcasting, remixing, recording original material or notation, there is a free or low-cost solution for almost every requirement.

The workshop

The workshop will take a look at ways in which you can get started with music and technology in your class:

·       - Super-simple arranging activities

·       - Basic pentatonic compositions

·       - Making your own original rhythmic and melodic loops

·       - A recipe for the 12 bar blues: compose a full-blown song in bite-sized steps

·       - Innovative ways to present music history and listening activities

·       - Podcasting and sound stories

·       - Using screencasting for assessment

·       - Great free ear-training and literacy games

DETAILS:

Date – Saturday 15th June

Time –  9.30 – 3.00

Venue – the GPAC Gallery

Cost per Teacher $150 – includes lunch, tea & coffee

Limited Numbers – Minimum 10 participants

Book Now – Kelly@gpac.org.au or 52251207

Facilitated by Katie Wardrobe

Midnight Music

Katie Wardrobe is a music technology trainer and consultant with a passion for helping music educators.  She runs hands-on workshops and online courses through her business Midnight Music and focuses on incorporating technology into the music curriculum through a range of creative projects.

Please bring your laptop

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Music Tech Tips and PD


May 10, 2012
Music technology tips and news
MIDNIGHT MUSIC

9 Things You Didn’t Know About GarageBand for iPad

While preparing to run an all-day iPads in the Music Classroom workshop, I ended up reading pretty music all of the GarageBand iPad manual.

Although reading manuals is not for everybody (!), it was worthwhile: I found a number of surprising little tricks.

Find out more

Sharing Music Tech Curriculum Ideas Part 2: USA Middle and High School

In the first part of this series, we looked at the websites of three Australian teachers who are sharing their classroom experiences online.

This time, we look at four middle and high-school teachers from the USA who are just as generous with their information.

Read more

Upcoming Events

MuseScore (Free notation software) Score Creation

22 May, East Brighton VIC

Remix Project: Easy creative projects for middle school students

24 May, Carlton VIC

Sibelius in the Classroom, IWBs and iPads (separate days)

30 May-1 June, Goulburn

Sibelius Basics Online Course (evenings)

5-26 June

Sibelius Advanced Online Course (evenings)

13 Aug-3 Sept

Amazing Audacity Online Course (evenings)

29 Aug-19 Sept

Please note that online courses book out quickly, so register early to avoid disappointment!

For a list of other upcoming workshops, please visit the Events page.

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Music Tech workshops (Vic) 2013


February 22, 2013

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS WITH KATIE WARDROBE

Katie Wardrobe will present seven new music technology workshops in 2013, as well as a few old favourites.

Katie Wardrobe is a qualified teacher (Bachelor of Music, Hons) who enjoys helping people who are short on time and dislike reading software manuals. She is a Sibelius Training Partner and has also worked for Sibelius Australia as an Education and Support Specialist, presenting workshops and demonstrations at events around Australia. She has worked as a freelance copyist, music arranger and transcriber for more than 20 years and is a member of the Music Arrangers Guild of Australia. Katie now runs her own business – Midnight Music – which specialises in music technology training for educators and students. For more information visit www.midnightmusic.com.au

• All workshops are ‘hands-on

• Participants should bring their own laptops

• Suitable for Mac and PC users

• Sessions will use a range software applications including

• Audacity, Acid, GarageBand, Sibelius and free internet resources.

• Software applications will be available to download/install prior to the workshop once your registration has been received.

• iPad workshops a speciality!

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS ARE LOCATED ON THE AMUSE WEBSITE

http://amuse.vic.edu.au/PL2013/music_tech2013.htm

COST (per workshop)

$150.00 (members)

$225.00 (non-members)

TIME

10.00am – 3.00pm

VENUE

Statewide Resources Centre

150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

Melway reference — Map 2B:H6

Google Map

Booking essential

Lunch is provided

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS

Term Two

Wednesday 1 May

Music technology for primary teachers NEW

Thursday 2 May

Creative projects for GarageBand NEW

Monday 6 May

Creative projects for Acid Music Studio NEW

Wednesday 22 May

iPads in the music classroom: Getting started

Wednesday 5 June

Creative projects for Mixcraft NEW

Thursday 6 June

iPads in the music classroom: More creative ideas

Term THREE

Wednesday 24 July

Sibelius© projects for students NEW

Thursday 8 August

Amazing Audacity

Wednesday 21 August

Sibelius© Basics

Monday 26 August

Make your own website in a day NEW

Term FOUR

Wednesday 16 October

iPads in the music classroom: Getting started

Thursday 31 October

Speedy arranging with Sibelius© NEW

Wednesday 6 November

Sibelius© Advanced

Monday11 November

iPads in the music classroom: More creative ideas

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS ARE LOCATED ON THE AMUSE WEBSITE

http://amuse.vic.edu.au/PL2013/music_tech2013.htm

ENQUIRES

Kevin Kelley

Executive Officer

Association of Music Educators

150 Palmerston Street. Carlton 3053

P 03 9349 1048

F 03 9349 1052

Kevin.kelley@amuse.vic.edu.au

Www.amuse.vic.edu.au

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Music Technology courses – Term 2012


April 3, 2012

A quick update about some of the events coming up in Term 2 (selected events listed!):

1. Interactive Whiteboards in the Music Classroom Online Course

1, 8, 15, 22 May

Places limited

Details: http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/interactive-whiteboards-in-music-online-course/

2. MuseScore Notation: Score Creation and Collaboration for Free

Presented by COSAMP and Midnight Music

22 May, 2012

East Brighton, VIC

Details: http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/cosampmusescore

3. Goulburn Workshops

Sibelius in the Classroom – 30 May, 2012

Interactive Whiteboards in the Music Classroom – 31 May, 2012

iPads: Perform, Create, Learn – 1 June, 2012

Details: http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/goulburn

4. Sibelius Basics Online Course

5, 12, 19, 26 June, 2012

Places limited

Details: http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/sibbasicsonline

5. Making Music With Loops, Samples and Virtual Instruments

Presented by Kye Thomas (COSAMP)

East Brighton, VIC

7 June, 2012

Details: http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/cosamploops

For details if these events and more, visit http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/upcoming-events/

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Music Technology inservices available


November 4, 2011
Trainer Katie Wardrobe runs fun and friendly hands-on sessions at your school or network meeting, using your computers or iPads.  Bookings are open for 2012 and there are also some limited opportunities for the remainder of this year.
Katie offers a supportive learning environment for teachers of all skill levels. Sessions are fun and easy-going!
Katie’s hands-on music technology workshops are ideal for you if…
  • You’re frustrated or overwhelmed by technology
  • You’re not sure where to start
  • You’ve had a brand new, unopened software program on your shelf for more than a few months (!)
Adaptable Music Technology Projects
Learn step-by-step processes to implement a range of projects that can be adapted to almost any year level, using whichever software program/s you have at your school:
  • Film scoring
  • iPads: Perform, Create, Learn
  • Remixing
  • Podcasting
  • Teaching Composition with Notation
  • Digital Story-Telling
  • The 12 Bar Blues Project
Music Software How-To
  • Sibelius Beginner, Sibelius Advanced and Using Sibelius With Students
  • iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Acid Music
  • Mixcraft
  • Audacity
  • MuseScore
  • and more…
Full course descriptions available: http://midnightmusic.com.au/pd
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Music Technology workshops (Vic) 2012


February 26, 2012

Music Technology Workshops 2012 Presented by Katie Wardrobe

Katie Wardrobe is a qualified teacher (Bachelor of Music, Hons) who enjoys helping people who are short on time and dislike reading software manuals. She is a Sibelius Training Partner and has also worked for Sibelius Australia as an Education and Support Specialist, presenting workshops and demonstrations at events around Australia.  She has worked as a freelance copyist, music arranger and transcriber for more than 20 years and is a member of the Music Arrangers Guild of Australia. Katie now runs her own business – Midnight Music – which specialises in music technology training for educators and students. For more information visit

• All workshops are ‘hands-on’

• Participants should bring their own laptops

• Suitable for Mac and PC users

• Sessions will use a range software applications including Audacity, Acid, GarageBand, Sibelius and free internet resources.

• Software applications will be available to download/install prior to the workshop once your registration has been received.

• No experience necessary unless stated.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

COST

$135.00 (members)

$210.00 (non-members)

TIME

9.30am – 3.30pm

VENUE

Statewide Resources Centre

150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

Melway reference — Map 2B:H6

Booking essential

Lunch is provided

(please advise of any special dietary requirements)

Enquiries Kevin Kelley 03 9349 1048 info@amuse.vic.edu.au

SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS

Full description each workshop available from the aMuse website:

http://amuse.vic.edu.au/PL2012/katie_wardrobe2012.htm

Term ONE

Wednesday 21 March

Integrating IPads into the Music Classroom: Create, play, learn

Term TWO

FRIDAY 20 April

Music Tech On A Shoestring: Creative Projects For Students Using Free Software

Wednesday 9 May

Sibelius in the Classroom: Notation Software Projects For Students

Thursday 24 May

The Remix Project

Term THREE

Friday 20 July

Integrating IPads into the Music Classroom: Create, play, learn

Wednesday 22 August

MuseScore Basics: Free notation software

Wednesday 29 August

Sibelius Basics: Scores and worksheets

Term FOUR

Friday 19 October

Sibelius Advanced: Formatting, drum notation, playback tricks and more

Friday 26 October

FIlmscoring with Garageband

Wednesday November 21

Amazing Audacity: Recording, editing, sound stories and backing tracks

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Music Technology “Bring Your Own Laptop” Workshops


August 18, 2011

The Midnight Music “BYO laptop” workshops are run by trainer Katie Wardrobe from Midnight Music.

Teachers bring their own laptop to the workshops (or borrow one!) and install free software or demo versions of paid software applications ahead of the session. Sessions include “how-to” tutorials and curriculum integration suggestions. No prior knowledge is assumed (unless specified) and the atmosphere is fun and relaxing.

How To Host A Bring Your Own Laptop Workshop

Hosting a workshop for music teachers in your area is easy. You’ll just need to provide the following:

  • a classroom with tables and chairs (adult-sized!)
  • access to power for workshop attendees
  • wireless access to the internet is desirable
  • morning and afternoon tea provisions (tea, coffee, hot water, milk, sugar, cups.  Biscuits would also be nice!)

Other details

  • Workshops will run for a full day from 9.30am – 3.30pm (or 10am – 4pm)
  • Teachers from other schools will bring their own lunch
  • All workshop bookings and enquiries will be taken care of by Midnight Music
  • The workshops will be run with a minimum number attendees (approx. 10 people – number to be determined by Midnight Music)

Rates

  • Full-day workshop: $150 per person
  • Host school/institution entitled to one FREE registration

Enquiries and Expressions of Interest

If you are interested in hosting a workshop for teachers in your area, please fill out this form making sure that you include a couple of possible workshop dates: http://midnightmusic.com.au/byolaptopform

If you’d like more information, please email Katie: Katie@midnightmusic.com.au or visit this page:

http://midnightmusic.com.au/byolaptop

Workshop Descriptions

Please note: other workshops available by negotiation.

Sibelius Basics: Scores and Worksheets

Interactive Whiteboards in the Music Classroom

During the session we’ll talk about effective (and fun!) ways to use your IWB for:

  • Teaching music literacy skills
  • Delivery of aural training exercises
  • Creating a bank of learning resources that can be used many times across multiple classes
  • Recording student performances
  • Enhancing listening classes
  • Creating soundscapes, arrangements or compositions
  • Effective class ensemble performances

Amazing Audacity

Easy recording, editing, sound stories and backing tracks.

Great Ways To Use Technology in the Music Classroom

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Music. Count Us In 2011 – song written


April 15, 2011

On April 12th 2011, a dozen talented teenage singer-songwriters were mentored by John Foreman, Claire Bowditch, Holly Throsby,  Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) and Kavyen Temperley (Eskimo Joe).

The result was the 2011 song for Music. Count Us In (1st September 2011).

Watch this space for free lesson plans, free MP3 material, free Professional Development (for teachers) and free instrumental arrangements. Let’s get more music in more Australian schools!! www.musiccountusin.org.au

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Music: Count Us In Teacher Professional Learning


September 10, 2013
Music: Count Us In Teacher Professional Learning

On Wednesday 7 August, a professional learning workshop/webinar for teachers participating in the Music: Count Us In program was delivered at The Arts Unit in Lewisham. Presented by Ian Jefferson and Chantelle Duffield, the workshop demonstrated various warm-up techniques, how to teach Keep On, ways of getting students to really enjoy singing as well as a guest performance from the NSW Public Schools Junior Singers. The workshop was also streamed live using Adobe Connect.

To view a recording of the workshop, please click here.

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Musica Viva

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: Musica Viva provides around 2500 professional music concerts to venues across Australia.

Read more…

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Musica Viva: Rhythm Safari for teachers 27 July 2012


June 27, 2012

Musica Viva in Schools invite you to attend the last full day Professional Development course on Friday 27 July at amuse Level 2, Statewide Resource Centre Carlton.

NOTE: Musica Viva in Schools Musical Safari Professional Developments will not be running next year, so this is your last chance to get on the rhythm band wagon.

DOUBLE NOTE: This is a teacher- accredited course

The course will be presented by Haylee Sommer, an experienced music educator, and professional percussionist James Richmond.

Together they will train you to:

*teach rhythm without percussion instruments

*use rhythm and percussion activities in the classroom

*use correct techniques of playing

*plan, develop, and deliver curriculum-linked music activities based on the Rhythm Safari Teaching Resource kit including the current Australian curriculum using instruments available at your school

Rhythm Safari Professional Development

Friday 27 July

9am – 3pm

Registration 8.45am

Meeting Room A & B

Level 2, amuse

Statewide Resource Centre

150 Palmerston Street

Carlton

COST

$240 per teacher

(includes registration, Rhythm Safari Resource book, CD ROM and morning tea/lunch)

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National Awards in Music Education (ASME)

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The National Awards for Excellence in School Music Education are run by the Australian Society for Music Education.

Read more…

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National Council of Tertiary Music Schools

December 13, 2009

Go to resource: The National Council of Tertiary Music Schools (NACTMUS) is an organisation that represents non-profit music tertiary institutions. Read more…

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National Professional Standards for Teachers

March 11, 2010

Go to resource: National Professional Standards for Teachers are standards to define and produce quality teachers, and are currently in draft stage. Read more…

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online PL / PD with Katie


June 3, 2012

This is a quick update to let you know that there are a few places left for my next Sibelius Basics Online Course which starts on Tuesday 5 June, 2012.

The course takes place after-hours from the comfort of your home (!).  There are 4 evening sessions over four weeks and all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Sibelius Basics Online course details: http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/sibelius-basics-online-course/

Other upcoming online courses include:

iPads in Music Education (course description coming soon)

Sibelius Advanced

Amazing Audacity

Interactive Whiteboards

Sibelius in the Classroom (using Sibelius with your students)

Information about these courses: http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/online-after-hours-music-technology-courses/

If you’ve never done an online course before, you’re not alone.   Here’s what some of the recent course participants have said:

“This was my first time doing one of these.  I was terrified that my technology wouldn’t work, but it all did and Katie, you were so clear and patient and also understanding, so that I didn’t feel stupid when I asked a question.  This is a great way to do this sort of PD.  Homework tasks were very good – it makes you revisit the content of that session even if you are not actually doing it in front of your class.” – Sabina Turner, Pymble Ladies’ College NSW (Interactive Whiteboards in the Music Classroom May 2012)

“I really enjoyed the course, great content, fabulous presenter and best of all the convenience of doing it in my own home. With so many things to fit in the day, the ability to put my son to bed, have a cup of tea and learn was wonderful. Thanks so much Katie!” – Hayley Blakiston, Woodleigh School, VIC (Interactive Whiteboards in the Music Classroom May 2012)

“I enjoyed completing this at a time time that fits in with family life. My experience with using technology is limited due to the ‘little’ time allocated to classroom music in the junior levels at school. I enjoyed learning something new and feeling as though I am not too ‘out dated’ !!! Thanks Katie” – Meg Griffiths, Patterson River SC, VIC (Amazing Audacity Course, March 2012)

If you have any questions about this course, or any other online or in-person courses, please feel free to email me.

katie@midnightmusic.com.au

All the best

Katie

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Open Universities Australia

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: Open Universities Australia offer online courses for music education and professional development.

Read more…

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Orchestra Victoria Education Programs

January 22, 2010

Go to resource: Orchestra Victoria offers education programs for teachers and students. Read more…

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Orff Level 1 & 2 Course (Vic) April 2012


November 6, 2011

www.vosa.org/events/?action=detailed&ID=180

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Orff Level 1 Course Jan 2012 – Melb


October 19, 2011

Level 1 Orff Schulwerk Course at ACU, Melb. - Wed 18th to Fri 20th, Mon 23rd to Wed 25th Jan, 2012 9am to 5pm

This 36 hour intensive course will take place at ACU, (Australian Catholic University, Melbourne) Victoria Parade, Fitzroy with presenters Susie Davies-Splitter and Dr Carol Richards.

Orff Schulwerk offers a holistic approach to music education. It integrates singing, speech activities, movement, folk dance and the playing of percussion instruments to encourage active music making in an inclusive atmosphere. The course is 36 hours and includes the following 6 subjects: Orchestration, Pedagogy, Recorder, Vocal, Movement and Dance and Technique and Improvisation. Participants will be encouraged to develop their understanding and skills in order to confidently share music experiences with students of all ages and stages of development.

This course is accredited through ANCOS (Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk) and successful completion of this course will enable participants to gain credit at ACU towards a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies* with the possibility of continuing into the Masters of Education course *Approval pending. No musical experience or knowledge is necessary however it is expected that participants will familiarise themselves with some basic music theory and concepts prior to the course.

This course is for early childhood, primary and secondary pre-service, studio and classroom teachers, music and performing arts specialists, caregivers, parents, music therapists, group leaders, allied health practitioners, musicians, artists and anyone who loves music or uses music in their workplace with children or adults. Early bird registrations are due by Fri 2nd Dec, 2011 and all applications must be received by 16th Dec, 2011. For further info and a flier contact Susie.Davies-Splitter@acu.edu.au

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PD – Sound Safari – Musica Viva


March 5, 2011

The first session of Musica Viva’s “Sound Safari” (Professional Development for teachers) takes place in Carlton VIC on April 1st 2011. The same session will be held around Australia in 2011.

For more information on the program, please visit the website at http://www.musicaviva.com.au/education/mvis/professionallearning/soundsafari.

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PD for VET Music & Tech Production teachers (Vic) 2/12


November 4, 2011

With a wealth of experience, the team at COSAMP (College of Sound & Music Production) is hosting a VIT registered PD day for Unit 3/4 VET Music and Tech Production teachers so we all have the opportunity to collaborate together to write the framework for great SACs so we are ready for the beginning of 2012.
This is an opportunity not to be missed so that you have your assessments and your assessment plan in place for the beginning of the 2012 school year.

All VET Music and Tech Production teachers, no matter if you are auspiced by COSAMP, by another RTO or your school is an RTO for the Music Training Package, are invited to attend and participate.

Details:
Date:   – Friday December 2
Venue – COSAMP Training Centre, 766A Hawthorn Rd, East Brighton VIC
Time:  - 11am – 3pm
Cost:   – Nil
Lunch & light refreshments provided
Bring: – Laptop & VCAA Assessment Guide

Register your intention by following THIS LINK <http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1128837-EG7FmBMXDc>

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Performance and Presentation Skills (Vic)


August 6, 2011

Learn how to be cool, calm and collected in performance.

This 8-week workshop is open to all musicians who want to overcome performance anxiety and explore, understand and expand their skills in performing confidently.

Come and experience the underlying dynamics inherent in presenting to an audience. Learn not only how to shape these dynamics creatively but also how to enjoy them!

Participants will come away with new tools that will equip them to make performance choices that are creative, authentic and powerful, connecting the performer to the audience.

The aim is for you to develop the capacity to face an audience and feel good in the process!

Dates
Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm
24 August to 26 October
(8 classes – no classes during school holiday break: 26 September to 9 October)

Cost
$350 inc GST
(20% discount for University of Melbourne students)

More information & enrolments

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PhD – instrumental teachers collaborate online

July 3, 2011

http://sharedconcernsstage2.com/

Welcome to the web portal for my PhD project. This project seeks to investigate the ways in which instrumental teachers can improve their teaching practice through collaboration with other instrumental teachers by means of a web based forum. It expects that the forum will facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences and become a medium for group problem solving thereby allowing teachers to learn from each others’ experiences and improve their own teaching practice.

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Piano Accompanist Summer School (Melb)


August 25, 2013

The fifth ACCET Piano Accompanist Summer School will be held in Melbourne at Xavier College, Kew, on the mornings of January 20-23, 2014.

We are pleased to announce the principal leader in 2014 will be the oustanding pianist Louisa Breen, who has established an international career as soloist, accompanist and chamber music artist. The leadership team of Louisa Breen, Irina Cherkasski and Robin Baker will bring their extensive knowledge and experience to the group tuition workshops, practical presentations and masterclasses.

2014’s School will specialise in the accompaniment of music for Stringed instruments, with emphasis on material from the AMEB, Trinity Guildhall and ABRSM syllabuses.

Click here for: Application form and timetable

Participants must be 15 years of age or older, with piano skills to AMEB Grade 6 standard or above, and some ability in sight-reading.  The list of repertoire will be available by November, so you have time to prepare. We also welcome observers.

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Primary School Music Education Package (Musica Viva)

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The Primary School Music Education Package is designed to offer school students a concert experience, supported by education resources that tie in with the curriculum.

Read more…

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Professional Development for Teachers (WEYA)

January 21, 2010

Go to resource: Professional Development for Teachers, run by WEYA in Western Victoria, consists of workshops on arts education and advocacy. Read more…

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Professional Learning (Musica Viva)

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: Musica Viva offers one-day professional learning courses to teachers in schools.

Read more…

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Queensland workshop January 2012


November 6, 2011

Sunday 21 January 2012 – Music Teachers’ Alan Lane Memorial Workshops

Presenters: Wendy Lorenz (Piano), Brendan Joyce (Strings), Kathy Pingel (Piano), Celia Egerton (Colour Strings), Paula Melville-Clark (Dalcroze), Louise Buttsworth (Psychology / Motivation).

To be held at: The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD Saturday 21 January 2012, 9.00 – 4.30pm

Music Teachers’ Association of Queensland

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Radio Courses (Vic)


June 1, 2011

‎10 Week Intro to Radio Course: Wed 8th June (Every Wednesday night 6-9pm x 10 weeks)

Voice Over for TV & Radio Commercials Course: Sat 25 & Sun 26 June (10am-5pm)

Compact Intro to Radio Course: Mon 27 June – Fri 1 July (10am – 3:30pm)

Creative Writing for TV & Radio Commercials Course: Sat 5 & Sun 6 November (10am – 4pm)

http://www.melbourneradioschool.com/courses/

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Ramp Up & JellyBeans 3


June 19, 2011

@ Maryborough Music Conference:

Andrew Robertson presents on “Jellybeans #3″ & “Ramp Up” Primary Music lesson plans

12th July at 1.45pm

www.jozzbeat.com

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Recording and audio editing – short courses at Vic Uni


March 27, 2011

Recording Studio Intensive PD For Music Teachers Only

COURSE CODE: MA1
DURATION: 1 Friday 9am to 3.30pm (1 hour for lunch)
COST: $220 inc GST
LOCATION: Kindred Studios, 212a Whitehall St Yarraville
COURSE DATES AVAILABLE: June 10

Learn how to carry out a multi track recording including choosing the right microphones and setting up mixes for performers. This intensive is specifically designed to meet the needs of VET music and technical production teachers.

Live Sound Intensive PD For School Teachers only

COURSE CODE: MA2
DURATION: 1 Friday 9am to 3.30pm (1 hour for lunch)
COST: $220 inc GST
LOCATION: Kindred Studios, 212a Whitehall St Yarraville
COURSE DATES AVAILABLE: June 17

Want to learn more about PA systems? Develop confidence and get tips and techniques required for that great sound. You will also gain inside knowledge of the equipment and how best to use it. This intensive is specifically designed to meet the needs of VET music and technical production teachers.

Audio Production and MIDI Sequencing in Logic Pro 9

COURSE CODE: MA3
DURATION: 3hrs per weeknight for 6 Weeks
COST: $410 inc GST
LOCATION: Footscray Nicholson Campus
COURSE DATES AVAILABLE: 27 April, 4, 11, 18, 25 May, 1 June

This short course will be an introduction to audio recording/editing and MIDI sequencing in Apple’s industry standard Digital Audio Workstation.

The outcomes will be:

  • basic operation of audio hardware in a recording studio
  • basic knowledge of audio principles
  • basic operation of a Digital Audio Workstation

Audio Production and Recording in Pro Tools

COURSE CODE: MA4
DURATION: 3hrs per weeknight for 6 Weeks
COST: $410 inc GST
LOCATION: Footscray Nicholson Campus and Kindred Studios
COURSE DATES AVAILABLE:

  • 5, 12, 19, 26 May & 2, 9 June (Thursdays)
  • 7, 14, 21, 28 June, 5, 12 July (Tuesdays)

Pro Tools is one of the most commonly used audio production software solutions in the world.

This short course is ideally suited to those wishing to record music & audio, such as, aspiring musicians in bands, teachers wishing to record recitals, or people working in multi-media who wish to improve the audio quality of their productions.

In our 22 computer lab, you will have exclusive access to your own system under the expert guidance of our experienced Pro Tools user.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants should have gained the knowledge and skills required to conduct the recording process from the early stages of plugging in microphones and instruments right through to a full mixdown ready for CD.

For more course details contact Short Course Coordinator Creative Industries, Victoria University on  9919 1932 or ci_shortcourses@vu.edu.au

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Sale: Orchestra Victoria (free workshop)


June 27, 2012

ORCHESTRA VICTORIA

FREE EDUCATION WORKSHOP AND PROFFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Sale

9th& 10th August 2012

Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

Sale, Victoria

Orchestra Victoria’s Education Workshops offers students, community musicians and music teachers unique opportunities not offered in regional Victoria by any other professional orchestra. Workshops aim to enhance participants’ skills through direct interaction with professional musicians and conductors.

Education Workshops provide secondary music students, teachers and adult musicians the opportunity to work intensively with professional performers/teachers who are specialists in their field. The two-day student workshops sees young local musicians rehearsing and performing alongside Orchestra Victoria musicians, who act as mentors, under the direction of a professional conductor. During the workshops, professional learning sessions for local music teachers with the conductor are also provided.

All workshops culminate in a community concert providing an opportunity for students to share their memorable experience and achievements with family, friends and the wider community. Performing alongside Orchestra Victoria musicians, the concert brings together young people and the wider community to celebrate local community talent and take part in an exciting, fresh and community driven initiative.

·         Secondary students who play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass or orchestral percussion;

A standard of AMEB Grade 4 is preferred but applications for AMEB Grade 3 students are encouraged to apply also (it is not necessary to have completed the exam).

For further information please ring 9694 3600 or at www.orchestravictoria.com.au

Toby Frost

Education & Community Coordinator

Ph:  9694 3677

Mob: 0412 254 053

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Secondary Schools Music Program (Musica Viva)

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: Musica Viva provides live concert experiences to secondary school students across Australia.

Read more…

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Sibelius basics course ICT 21/8/13


August 19, 2013

SIBELIUS© BASICS

DATE: Wednesday 21 August

TIME: 10.00am – 3.15pm

VENUE:  Statewide Resources Centre, 150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

COST: $150

DESCRIPTION

Learn how to get started with Sibelius the right way in this course for beginners.  This course is for those new to Sibelius, for those users with a few “holes” in their knowledge or for those that only use the mouse for note entry. This workshop can be run for users of any version of Sibelius.
This full-day workshop will be broken into 3 parts:

Session 1: Setting up a score from scratch
Learn how to set up a new score, all about the Sibelius screen, and how to move around. Discover the most effective ways to enter notes (with and without a MIDI keyboard), ways to fix mistakes and learn a range of copy and paste methods that allow you to fill your score quickly. Add new instruments to an existing score, create instant harmony parts and write lyrics.

Session 2: Editing, basic formatting and arranging
We’ll continue by creating guitar chord symbols, and adding repeat signs, dynamics and articulation markings. Learn how to create an instant arrangement and discover a few playback tricks. We’ll finish off by looking at some basic layout and formatting tips for different types of scores and how to save, print, export and share your scores with non-Sibelius users.

Session 3: Creating Worksheets
The latter part of the day will focus on creating worksheets from scratch and using Sibelius’s inbuilt Worksheet Creator. Create exam papers that include intervals questions, empty staves, graphics and stick notation. We’ll explore the wealth of material available in Sibelius’s in-built Worksheet Creator including free repertoire, scales, intervals sheets, scale libraries and more.

What To Bring

  • Your laptop with Sibelius installed (any version is fine)
  • Headphones
  • A full-sized computer keyboard (or a numeric keypad) to plug into your laptop and a mouse. If you don’t already have a keyboard and mouse, buy/borrow/beg/steal them for the duration of the workshop

OTHER WORKSHOPS TERM  4

Wednesday 16 October
iPads in the music classroom: Getting started

Thursday 31 October
Speedy arranging with Sibelius©

Wednesday 6 November
Sibelius© Advanced

Monday11 November
iPads in the music classroom: More creative ideas

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singers required – new community choir – Port Melbourne


April 3, 2011

Cadence Choir is a new community choir for adults rehearsing on Saturday mornings with Steph Payne www.stephpayne.com.au in Port Melbourne. If you are interested, you will find more details at: http://www.cadencechoir.com.au/Home.html

For enquiries phone Rosemary on 0407 332 725 or email romac@iinet.com.au
Joining a choir is a great means of Personal & Professional Development!!

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Singing Classroom @ Geelong 4 March 2013


February 18, 2013

The Singing Classroom at GPAC

A collaboration between gpac:ed and Amuse

Details:

Date: Monday 4th March

Time: 10.00 – 3.00

Facilitator: Sue Arney

Location: The Geelong Performing Arts centre

Cost: $100 – lunch is provided

Bookings: contact Kelly Clifford – kelly@gpac.org.au 5225 1207

PDI recognised

This workshop for generalist primary classroom teachers offers support, confidence, skills and resources to sing more regularly with students.

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Singing Classroom Launch 7 March 2012 (Vic)


March 4, 2012

aMuse will be launching the fabulous new project next week called ‘The Singing Classroom’, a workshop program for generalist primary teachers that aims to support, encourage, provide skills, resources and confidence for them to sing more regularly with their students. Please come and join the official launch: Wednesday, March 7, 5.00 – 6.00pm at BMW Edge. Speakers include Dr Ros McMillan, Lorraine Milne, Mandy Stefanakis, two PS choirs, all-in-sing with Susie Davies-Splitter and a lovely cup of tea!

For more details on the project visit the aMuse website: http://www.amuse.vic.edu.au/PL2012/singingclassroom2012.htm

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Singing Classroom Workshops 2013


February 10, 2013

The Singing Classroom is a Professional Learning program designed and delivered by aMuse for generalist primary classroom teachers offering them support, confidence, skills and resources to sing more regularly with their students.

The workshops are interactive and fun (often hilarious!). Each participant receives a resource booklet and CD.

Two workshops are now available:

1. In-school workshops where the presenter comes into your school to work with all staff:

http://amuse.vic.edu.au/PL2013/singingclassroom2013.htm

2. Full-day workshops where individual or groups of teachers can attend a centre for a five-hour workshop:

http://amuse.vic.edu.au/PL2013/singingclassroom2013.htm

We encourage you to consider a workshop in your school, or to encourage friends and colleagues to get involved.

Sue Arney

Professional Learning Coordinator

Association of Music Educators

150 Palmerston Street.  Carlton 3053

P 03 9349 1048

F 03 9349 1052

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Sir Ken Robinson talking about creative approaches to education


December 28, 2011

WATCH here – 12 minutes of free Professional Development for teachers?

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Social networking for Music teachers

June 19, 2011

Use a global network of other Music teachers to inspire your teaching practice!

Andy Z has published an online PowerPoint with pointers to blogging, Twitter, RSS feeds and more …

http://musicedmajor.net/time11/

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Sounds Great! 2013 rego open


May 3, 2013

Sounds Great 2013! This conference is the bi-annual meeting place for all music educators, offering inspirational keynotes and workshops with something for everyone. Delegates with diverse musical backgrounds and training can explore current theories and practice with the input of many music associations co-ordinated by aMuse. Networking opportunities built into the schedule, provide opportunities for professional discussion and collaboration. Music teachers, novice to experienced, will find something to inspire, energise and motivate.’

Consult the Sounds Great website for all the information about keynote presenters, workshops, trade exhibition, conference dinner, venue and prices.

www.soundsgreat.org.au

Registrations open Wednesday 1 May.

Registrations close 1 July 2013.

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South Aus PD 16/7/13 MTASA


May 17, 2013

http://www.mtasa.com.au/index.php?loc=events

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Southern Sounds singers (Vic)


May 25, 2013

The Southern Sounds Chorus are looking for new members. Southern Sounds Chorus is an acappella 4-part harmony choir. You can attend a free workshop and enjoy a Five Week Free Introductory Membership to try it out and see if you like it! Details are as follows:

  • Saturday 8th June, 10am – 3pm: Free Workshop, followed by 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings at 7pm
  • Venue: St Jude’s Parish Hall – 30 Warrandyte Road, Frankston/Langwarrin.
  • Enquiries: Judy (03 9775 4464) or Christine (03 5971 2231)
  • Bookings are essential
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SSO Regional NSW 2012


April 26, 2012

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Opera House OPEN REHEARSAL Program. For details follow this link:

http://www.sydneysymphony.com/education/schools/open_rehearsals/

FREE ACCREDITED PROFESSSIONAL LEARNING FOR TEACHERS

Accredited with the NSW Institute of Teaching, courses for K-6 non specialist and high school music teachers

April 30                 Coffs Harbour Conservatorium 4-6pm

May 1                    Clarence Valley Conservatorium, Grafton 4-6pm

May 2                    Manning Valley Anglican College, Cundletown 4-6pm

May 3                    Hunter Valley Grammar School, Newcastle 4-6pm

http://www.sydneysymphony.com/education/schools/regional_tour/

REGIONAL TOUR SCHOOLS CONCERTS  – GRAFTON, TAREE, NEWCASTLE

Schools concerts – $10 per child

29 May, 4 pm  Grafton  (Yr 7-12)

30 May 10 am Grafton (K-6)

31 May 10 am(K-6) and 11.30am (Yrs5-10) Taree

1 June 10 am (K-6) and 11.30 am Newcastle (Years 5-10)

PLAYERLINK APPLICATIONS – RIVERINA AND ALBURY

Applications close this week. Please see link below for more information on participating in Playerlink 2012.

http://www.sydneysymphony.com/education/schools/playerlink/

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State Library QLD: digital PD for teachers


May 21, 2012

Professional development for teachers

The State Library is committed to the professional development (PD) of teachers in Queensland. We support and encourage contemporary pedagogy and practice – our PD events provide practical, hands-on experiences and resources to implement immediately in your classroom.

In 2012, State Library will be offering a series of PD afternoons. Gain valuable library skills, explore our learning spaces and familiarise yourself with our collections.  Sessions run from 4pm – 5:30pm and will be repeated online via OneChannel the following week. To register your interest, email learning@slq.qld.edu.au.

Sessions include digital skills in the classroom, using iPads, writing e-books with iBook Author, etc.

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Strategies for teaching Balinese music (Vic)


July 3, 2011

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music will be holding a new intensive graduate course in September. This subject can be taken as  a single study under the CAP program <http://conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/future_students/cap>  or for credit towards the Master of Music Studies <http://www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/mmusstud_int>

Strategies for teaching Balinese music <http://conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/mmusstud_int/balinese>

Lecturer: Dr Made Hood
September 3–4 and 10–11, 2011
Tallis Wing, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Parkville

In this subject you will gain hands-on experience rehearsing on the magnificent bronze seven-tone Semar pegulingan ensemble from Bali, Indonesia. You will learn to play the instruments of the gamelan leading to a short dramatic performance related to the ritual life of this famous tourist island; learn aspects of the cultural context of gamelan music; and how to teach short forms of gamelan music (such as baris and bapang) that can be recreated in the classroom.

Course enquiries can be made via our website <http://vcam.unimelb.edu.au/contact>

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String conducting technique: March 23, 2012


March 13, 2012

ABODA Victoria presents

CONDUCTING TECHNIQUE for STRING & ORCHESTRA CONDUCTORS

With Malcolm Yuen

Friday 23 March, 2012

Balwyn High School

Music: Live It! Love It! A Life Long Adventure

Jemima Bunn

Instrumental Music Teacher

Glen Waverley Secondary College

Phone: 03 8805 6700

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survey for early career Music teachers


July 10, 2012

If you are in the first 5 years of your Music teaching career, consider filling in this survey for University of Queensland. https://uqmusic.asia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1Ya3VIlzl6cuBU0

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Sydney Flute School teachers’ day Jan 2013


January 15, 2013

http://www.fluteconnections.com/teachers-day-25th-january-2013.php

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Sydney Symph 2012 Regional NSW tour (May-June)


April 10, 2012

http://www.sydneysymphony.com/education/schools/regional_tour/

Each year the Sydney Symphony travels to regional NSW bringing concerts and workshops to communities who are too far away to attend our Sydney Opera House performances. Our regional tour also includes special performances for school-aged audiences during the day and Professional Learning opportunities for teachers.

In 2012 the Syndey Symphony and Sinfonia are touring to GRAFTON, TAREE and NEWCASTLE from 29 May 29-1 June. For information and  bookings download the form below or email education@sydneysymphony.com

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Sydney Symph PD Sat 17 Feb 2012


February 14, 2012

www.sydneysymphony.com/education/professional_learning_program/meet_the_music/

The Professional Learning seminar is a 3-hour workshop for music teachers and senior music students. Based on the Meet the Music concert repertoire, it provides teachers with resources and strategies that support the Stage 5 and 6 music courses.

The 2012 seminar will focus on the developing Australian composition style, from Sculthorpe to Hindson and a new commission by Barry Conyngham. The seminar is ideal for students studying Music of the Past 25 Years (Australian focus) for the HSC, or studying Australian music as an elective topic.

Special guest presenter: Dr Matthew Hindson


DATE
Friday 17 February 2.00pm-5.00pm

VENUE
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

PRICES
First participant $230 (Mandatory participation fee)
Additional participants $190
University and school aged students $25 (includes attendance at the seminar and notes)
Free for PSP and CAP schools

Schools participating in the Meet the Music Professional Learning program receive one BONUS complimentary subscription for every ten Meet the Music subscriptions booked. Please note that there is a limit of five complimentary subscriptions per participating institution.

BOOKINGS
email education@sydneysymphony.com

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Sydney Symph PL 10 March 2012 for Primary Classroom teachers


February 21, 2012
The first of SSO's accredited Professional Learning for
Primary Music teachers will be held at Haberfield Public School based on the
repertoire of the Schools Concerts held at the ABC, Ultimo.

Using Orchestral Music effectively in the Classroom (Early Stage 1-3)
ABC Schools Concerts Stages 1
www.sydneysymphony.com/education/schools/stage_1/
Saturday 10 March 9.30am-3pm

Registration from 9am
Haberfield Public School, Denman Ave, Haberfield

This course is accredited with the NSW Institute of Teachers and will be
presented by two very experienced primary teachers, Rita Fin and Vanessa
South.

Whether or not you are bringing your students to the ABC Concert Series this
year, the course should provide you with a number of activities and
resources to use in your classroom. The course is designed for specialist
and non-specialist music teachers.
For more details see our website:
www.sydneysymphony.com/education/professional_learning_program/professional_learning_seminars/
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Sydney Symph PL video

April 7, 2013

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr4jR87dDQc&feature=youtu.be Lots of short clips from Sydney Symphony’s teacher training sessions and school concerts – lots of teaching ideas in the video.

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Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO)

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: The Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is a professional orchestra, resident in New South Wales at the Sydney Opera House.

Read more…

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TAS: free Music Tech workshops August 2012


August 22, 2012
The Tech Production Network (TPN)
Music Technology programs for
Years 7-10 (upcoming Australian Curriculum)
and TCE Audio Design

Presentations and demonstrations

Mon 27 August 2012  9am ~ 11am
Marist Regional College, Paraka St, Burnie 7230
&
Wed 29 August 2012  9am~11am
The Hutchins School, 71 Nelson Rd, Sandy Bay 7005

Music EDnet works closely with COSAMP and have found the TPN resources to be incredibly useful and effective for teachers implementing music technology in their programs. In fact the TPN is now the fastest growing system of music technology resources in Australia … currently over 90 schools are using the on-line teaching and learning resources and tapping into the network of over 110 teachers and 1500 students.

The TPN was originally developed for VET programs and have become the benchmark for comprehensive resources in Technical Production … right through to Advanced Diploma (COSAMP is a certified RTO and also provides complete training and assessment accreditation for schools and VET auspicing).
More recently the TPN resources have been incorporated into the new TPN Australia program, specifically to support standard music programs in years 7-10 and TCE Audio Design in Tas (and SACE Music Technology in SA).

More information …
Download the TPN Australia brochure
Download the TPN VET brochure


There is no cost to attend either of the above presentations, but registration is essential.

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Tasmanian Music Teachers’ Association

February 21, 2010

Go to resource: The Tasmanian Music Teachers’ Association is the Tasmanian professional body for private instrumental music teachers. Read more…

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Teacher Training Australia

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: Teacher Training Australia offers professional training for teachers in specific subject areas and units, including music.

Read more…

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The Arts Centre, Melbourne

January 23, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts Centre Melbourne provides education programs specifically for school students, including performances and workshops. Read more…

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The Music Education Network (NSW)

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The Music Education Network is run by Arts NSW, and provides professional links between regional conservatoriums in NSW, music educators, touring performers, and organisations.

Read more…

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The National Association for Music Education (USA)

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The National Association for Music Education (MENC) is a US organisation dedicated to supporting music education in schools. Read more…

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The Singing Classroom: workshops for generalist teachers (Vic)


April 3, 2012

“The Singing Classroom”

A Professional Learning Program for Primary School Teachers

Following a fabulous launch at BMW Edge, AMUSE is pleased to announce that the workshop program for ‘The Singing Classroom’ is now up and running!

The workshops are run in YOUR school for your WHOLE staff. Options include a 1.5 – 2 hour after school workshop; a 3 hour workshop or 1 hour ‘modelling’ workshops with a class.

The workshops are interactive, fun, non-threatening and provide resources that teachers can take into their classrooms and use the next day.

The workshops are a great way for generalist primary teachers to gain confidence and to be given resources that will enable them to sing more regularly with their students. This is great for schools with no music program, but also a fantastic support for Music Specialists in schools.

Bookings are now being taken.

You may be interested in booking a workshop for your school, or may have friends/colleagues in primary schools who could benefit from them – please pass on the details if you can.

Some feedback from workshops so far . . .

“I feel much more confident to sing with my students now”

“I’m excited about how I can use singing and music-making to enhance learning in subject areas like maths and literacy”

“This links really well to our school focus on kinaesthetic learning, student involvement and student engagement”

“The children are pestering me to keep singing the songs we learned in the workshop and I have the resources now to do that”

Kind regards,

Sue Arney

Project Officer
‘The Singing Classroom’
AMUSE
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The Song Room

January 21, 2010

Go to resource: The Song Room offers music programs to school students, particularly those who have no access to music teachers, and disadvantaged students. Their aim is to create self-sustaining music programs in schools. Read more…

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This is not a musical symbol – tour – Brisbane Melbourne Perth Feb 2012


December 13, 2011

UMSmall.jpg

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Tools for Singing Teachers – Oct 16 (Vic)


October 11, 2011

ANATS will once again present its highly popular “Tools for Teachers” workshop on Sunday Oct 16 at Genezzano College, Kew from 10:00am to 3:30pm.

the “Tools for Teachers” series offers all who work with voices practical teaching strategies from respected and working teachers.  The emphasis is on practical pedagogy.

This year’s workshop will feature presentations from:

  • Anna Connolly (Melb Uni) – Breathing and posture using the principles of Feldenkrais
  • Melinda Ceresoli (Box Hill TAFE) -  Performing and teaching Jazz
  • Susanna Foulds-Elliott (AMEB) – The new AMEB singing syllabus and what examiners are looking for

For more information and to obtain a copy of the flyer for this workshop, click on this link:
http://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dmZXQ1MGs3bUQ0WjhUQw

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Trumpet workshop Melb 6/10/13


August 25, 2013
Sunday 6 October, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Join the brass staff of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and special guest Roy Poper (Oberlin Conservatory, USA) for a day-long seminar exploring effective teaching and practice methods for trumpet, including a look at the pedagogy of James Stamp.

This seminar is specially designed for trumpet teachers in schools, but other brass teachers are most welcome to join us.

Where:

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Gate 12
The University of Melbourne
Royal Parade, Parkville

Cost:

$150 (inc GST). Morning tea & lunch included.

20% discount for enrolled University of Melbourne students and staff
10% discount for University of Melbourne alumni

Registrations & more information:

Click here

Enquiries:

Danielle Boardman
Program Coordinator
E: MCM@commercial.unimelb.edu.au
T: + 61 3 9810 3237

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TV promo for MCUI … & free PD / PL


September 18, 2012

A quick update on Music: Count Us In 2012:
The TV promo starts to air around the country next week. Watch it here.


FREE professional learning is being provided to primary teachers all over Australia, via videoconference or face to face sessions. Register your school, then email us here and we’ll put you in touch with the right person in your area.

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University of Adelaide – Elder Conservatorium of Music

December 13, 2009

Go to resource: The Elder Conservatorium, located in Adelaide SA, is the oldest music tertiary institution in Australia. Read more…

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University of New South Wales, School of English, Media, and Performing Arts (including Music)

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The UNSW School of English, Media, and Performing Arts, in Kensington, Sydney, offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in music and music education.

Read more…

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University of Western Australia

March 8, 2010

Go to resource: The University of Western Australia offers undergraduate training in music education.

Read more…

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Using computers in the Music classroom

January 7, 2011

Go to resource: Practical ideas for using computers in the Primary Music classroom. Resources provided by Katie Wardrobe at Midnight Music.

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USQ music students collaborate for online success


May 28, 2012

Music teaching at USQ is being revolutionised by the social media and a new team-teaching approach which helps students to collaborate with their colleagues and to work with professional musicians.

The new teaching technique is the brainchild of Toowoomba-born singer and music lecturer Melissa Forbes, who abandoned a legal career to do what she loves – perform and teach music.

“The new teaching approach emerged from the second year song-writing class,” she said.

“The students needed to learn how to collaborate, be more flexible, and to better communicate musical ideas.”

“Most of our music graduates become school classroom music or instrumental teachers, so as they learn in a collegiate atmosphere, they are also learning how to teach and how to encourage creative group learning,” she said.

Mrs Forbes said the course was evolving organically and has incorporated the use of social media such as YouTube where students see and hear their favourite performers.

“The students seem far more interested in acoustic covers of songs rather than the song as sung by the original artist with the million dollar music video. They want to see someone who’s like themselves, who is really good at playing the song on an instrument,” she said.

“Some of these cover artists are so successful they’re doing tours of the USA on the basis of what they’ve uploaded to YouTube.”

“Copyright is a problem for uploading existing songs to the internet but the students are learning to write their own songs, perform them and use social media to upload their work to the internet,” Mrs Forbes said.

One of Mrs Forbes’ covers of Michael Jackson’s song “Don’t stop ‘til you get enough” from her album “No more Mondays” is on YouTube.

“We also use our own in-house social media platform ePortfolio so students can share their work in a multi-media environment,” Mrs Forbes said.

School of Creative Arts music co-ordinator Dr Phillip Gearing said the results of the new teaching method in the Bachelor of Creative Arts will emerge over the next few years however he will collate preliminary results from the first semester using the new teaching techniques and present them at an international conference in Liverpool, England in July.

In the new teaching format, students gather each week for two-hour workshops which address different musical topics where, for example, the lecturers demonstrate how they work together from the moment they pick up a new score, through the process of learning a new work to putting the finishing touches to a professional arrangement and performance.

Instrumental technique is also developed through weekly instrument-specific classes.

The music practice classes are taught in a team by Mrs Forbes, Dr Gearing, clarinettist Martin Crook and pianist Alison Riethmuller who demonstrate different aspects of performance, teaching students about the musical elements of rhythm, melody, harmony and intonation in the context of rehearsal and performance.

The effect of the team teaching classes is to hot-house the learning experience by combining the enthusiasm and musical skills of the lecturers and inspiring the creativity of their students.

Professional musicians are also invited to classes to perform and to talk about how they work together.

The workshop-style classes have proven very popular with the students notching up almost 100 percent attendance for the 22 first year music students.

Creative Arts head of school Dr Janet McDonald said the huge increase in the number of first year music students this year from throughout the state was a positive response to the updating of the University’s popular theatre, music, visual arts and creative media degrees.

“Students can study combined degrees across the creative arts, making our graduates versatile creative artists who will be ready for workplaces that have seen rapid change in the past few years,” Dr McDonald said.

For more information contact:

Melissa Forbes 07 4611 1153

Email: Melissa.forbes@usq.edu.au

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USQ music students collaborate for online success


November 21, 2012

Music teaching at USQ is being revolutionised by the social media and a new team-teaching approach which helps students to collaborate with their colleagues and to work with professional musicians.

The new teaching technique is the brainchild of Toowoomba-born singer and music lecturer Melissa Forbes, who abandoned a legal career to do what she loves – perform and teach music.

After working as a lawyer for seven years with one of Brisbane’s top law firms, Mrs Forbes left to study jazz singing.

Graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium, she embarked on a singing career, recording a CD “No more Mondays” and performing around Australia and overseas.

She returned to live in Toowoomba in 2008 and started teaching song-writing and contemporary singing part-time at USQ.

“The new teaching approach emerged from the second year song-writing class,” she said.

“The students needed to learn how to collaborate, be more flexible, and to better communicate musical ideas.”

“Most of our music graduates become school classroom music or instrumental teachers, so as they learn in a collegiate atmosphere, they are also learning how to teach and how to encourage creative group learning,” she said.

Mrs Forbes said the course was evolving organically and has incorporated the use of social media such as YouTube where students see and hear their favourite performers.

“The students seem far more interested in acoustic covers of songs rather than the song as sung by the original artist with the million dollar music video. They want to see someone who’s like themselves, who is really good at playing the song on an instrument,” she said.

“Some of these cover artists are so successful they’re doing tours of the USA on the basis of what they’ve uploaded to YouTube.”

“Copyright is a problem for uploading existing songs to the internet but the students are learning to write their own songs, perform them and use social media to upload their work to the internet,” Mrs Forbes said.

One of Mrs Forbes’ covers of Michael Jackson’s song “Don’t stop ‘til you get enough” from her album “No more Mondays” is on YouTube.

“We also use our own in-house social media platform ePortfolio so students can share their work in a multi-media environment,” Mrs Forbes said.

School of Creative Arts music co-ordinator Dr Phillip Gearing said the results of the new teaching method in the Bachelor of Creative Arts will emerge over the next few years however he will collate preliminary results from the first semester using the new teaching techniques and present them at an international conference in Liverpool, England in July.

In the new teaching format, students gather each week for two-hour workshops which address different musical topics where, for example, the lecturers demonstrate how they work together from the moment they pick up a new score, through the process of learning a new work to putting the finishing touches to a professional arrangement and performance.

Instrumental technique is also developed through weekly instrument-specific classes.

The music practice classes are taught in a team by Mrs Forbes, Dr Gearing, clarinettist Martin Crook and pianist Alison Riethmuller who demonstrate different aspects of performance, teaching students about the musical elements of rhythm, melody, harmony and intonation in the context of rehearsal and performance.

The effect of the team teaching classes is to hot-house the learning experience by combining the enthusiasm and musical skills of the lecturers and inspiring the creativity of their students.

Professional musicians are also invited to classes to perform and to talk about how they work together.

The workshop-style classes have proven very popular with the students notching up almost 100 percent attendance for the 22 first year music students.

Creative Arts head of school Dr Janet McDonald said the huge increase in the number of first year music students this year from throughout the state was a positive response to the updating of the University’s popular theatre, music, visual arts and creative media degrees.

“Students can study combined degrees across the creative arts, making our graduates versatile creative artists who will be ready for workplaces that have seen rapid change in the past few years,” Dr McDonald said.

For more information contact:

Melissa Forbes 07 4611 1153

Email: Melissa.forbes@usq.edu.au

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VCE Music Conference 2013 2-3 March


February 18, 2013

VCE Music Teachers’ Conference 2013

Music teachers have an opportunity to discuss and review the second year of implementation of the current VCE Music Study Design as well as investigate and share teaching strategies for 2013. Each session will deal with the areas of study, outcomes, assessment and resources for each of the VCE Music Studies. A briefing for novices will commence 30 minutes prior to each session. This is the perfect opportunity for networking, mentoring and forming partnerships. Resources from leading retailers will be on display.

DATES: Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March 2013

VENUE: Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, 57 Miles Street, Southbank

Session 1: MUSIC STYLE AND COMPOSITION

Saturday 2 March 2013

9.30am – 1.00pm

(Novice briefing commences at 9.00am)

A seminar presentation led by a team of experienced Music Style and Composition teachers.

Session 2: MUSIC INVESTIGATION

Saturday 2 March 2013

1.30pm – 5.00pm

(Novice briefing commences at 1.00pm)

PART 1 – PLENARY SESSION

Includes examiner’s reports

PART 2 – TEACHING STRATEGY WORKSHOPS

Workshop choices will be cover all learning outcomes.

Session 3: MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Sunday 3 March 10.00am – 4.30pm

(Novice briefing commences at 9.30am)

PART 1 – REPORTS

Includes examiner’s reports for each Outcome

PART 2 – TEACHING STRATEGY WORKSHOPS

Includes a choice of workshop options for each outcome

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

COSTS

SESSIONS 1, 2 (3.5 hours each)

• $60 per session for members

• $90 per session for non-members

SESSION 3 (6.5 hours including lunch break)

• $150 for members

• $220 for non-members

CATERING

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided on both days. Lunch is included on Sunday. There will be a limited menu lunch available for those teachers attending all day on Saturday 2 March. Please indicate any special dietary requirements.

PAYMENT

All prices are inclusive of GST. Cheque, credit card payment, EFT remittance advice, or school order number must accompany registration. All participants will be issued with a confirmation notice.

MENTORS NEEDED

We are looking for experienced teachers who would be willing to be mentors for new teachers at this conference. Mentors would be paired with a ‘newbie’ and then spend the day with them. It is hoped that that the mentoring process, once established at the conference, will continue throughout 2013.

BURNING QUESTION

Submit your questions for presenters, examiners and reviewer’s ahead of time. Email your questions to info@amuse.vic.edu.au

CONFERENCE WEBSITE

Full session descriptions, timetable, venue information and parking information are available from the aMuse website:

www.amuse.vic.edu.au

REGISTRATION

Bookings essential. Download registration form and return with payment or school purchase order number. Send to: aMuse, Statewide Resources Centre,150 Palmerston Street, CARLTON 3053. Postal registrations should be received by Friday 22 February 2013. Phone/fax/email bookings will be accepted until Thursday 28 February 2013. aMuse reserves the right to cancel any or all parts of this event due to insufficient bookings. aMuse will not accept responsibility for loss or inconvenience caused by any cancellations. Retain a copy of the registration form for your records.

ENQUIRIES

(Wednesdays and Thursdays only)

Kevin Kelley

Executive Officer

Association of Music Educators (Vic) Inc

150 Palmerston Street

CARLTON Victoria 3053

AUSTRALIA

Phone +613 9349 1048

Fax + 613 9349 1052

Kevin.kelley@amuse.vic.edu.au

Www.amuse.vic.edu.au

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Victorian Institute of Teaching Specialist Area Guidelines

March 8, 2010

Go to resource: The Victorian Institute of Teaching Specialist Area Guidelines is a document outlining registration requirements of specialist teachers in Victoria including music teachers.

Read more…

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Victorian Music Teachers’ Association

February 21, 2010

Go to resource: The Victorian Music Teachers’ Association (VMTA) is the professional body for private instrumental music teachers in Victoria. Read more…

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Victorian Opera – performances and PD


October 30, 2011

Bookings for the 2012 Education Program are now open at Victorian Opera. This includes a special Cinderella theatre experience for primary pupils in a series of one hour presentations of Rossini’s La Cenerentola.

We will once again offer a Professional Development program for teachers and singers as well as further opportunities to host a workshop in your school with our Outreach to Schools program.

Upper Secondary school groups attending our mainstage productions will have an additional experience preceding a performance with the opportunity to meet with an artist from the production in our new Seminar series.

http://www.victorianopera.com.au/explore/

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Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association


January 24, 2010

Go to resource: The Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association is a non-profit organisation that supports teachers in music education, and is the Victorian branch of the national association for Schulwerk methodology. Read more…

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VMTA lecture – instrumental learning research


July 3, 2011

This year’s VMTA Clifford Lecture is to be held at the State Library Theatrette on Sunday August 7, 2.00pm.

It will be presented by Prof Gary McPherson, Ormond Professor and Director,
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

The topic is:

“Evidence based approaches to teaching music to children and adolescents”

Every year, thousands of Australian children begin learning a musical
instrument and embark on an aspect of skill acquisition that is not only
complex and time-consuming, but which also requires years of dedicated
practice and commitment in order to achieve success. A major challenge for
research, therefore, is to find better and more efficient ways for
developing the range of skills required to perform proficiently.

With the above as his context, Professor McPherson will describe recent
research that provides new insight into the nature of musical ability,
development and identity.  His presentation will be framed to show how
development is uniquely individual and how various forces act to either
enhance or hinder each learner¹s musical potential. Practical examples will
be included and discussed that teachers may like to consider in their
everyday teaching practice and that have been shown to enhance student
learning and motivation to continue learning and participating well into
adult life.

Tickets: $20 VMTA members/ $25 non-members/ $12 full-time students

To book, simply call 03 9415 1314 or email the office vmta@vmta.org.au.
Booking forms are also downloadable from our website
www.victorianmusicteachersassociation.org.au.

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Vocal PD (Vic)


August 1, 2011

Vocal PD for Choral Directors with Kate Sadler at The Sadler Studio
After a lot of interest and questions from Sounds Great delegates, colleagues might like to know about:
THE SINGERS’ SUPPORT UNIT
These 4 x fortnightly Monday evening sessions are run four times per year and are designed to give insights to the workings of the voice and troubleshoot vocal curly corners. The courses have been attended by singers from some of Melbourne’s great choirs, music therapists and singers who have wanted specific help with songs.
All topics covered are of interest to the Choral Conductor who wants draw out a strong, vibrant and cohesive sound from his/her choir.
For more info:
www.thesadlerstudio.com
(look for The Singers’ Support Unit)
Contact Kate Sadler:
0421 709 708 or thesadlerstudio@bigpond.com

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WA Piano pedagogy convention 2012


November 6, 2011

www.musicteacherswa.org.au/news.htm

13-15 April, 2012

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West Australian Music Teachers’ Association

February 21, 2010

Go to resource: The West Australian Music Teachers’ Association (WAMTA) is the professional body for private instrumental music teachers in Western Australia. Read more…

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Winter Workshop 20-21 June (Vic)


June 12, 2011

Winter Workshop for Music Teachers is for instrumental and vocal teachers (both in private studios and in school sessions) as well as classroom teachers and ensemble leaders.

If you are an instrumental or vocal teacher and are interested in attending, we still have some places remaining. You can find out more information and enrolment details from: http://www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/programs/short/musicteachers.

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