Canadian Conference for Music Education, July 9-11, Winnipeg

The Canadian Conference for Music Education hosted by CMEA and MMEA is going to be an extraordinary event in Winnipeg, July 9 – 11, 2015.  It is certain to be a professional development opportunity you do not want to miss.  

Please visit the Conference Website for full details and registration information:  http://cmeaconference.ca 

Sessions for choral conductors and educators

For full information and session descriptions go to  http://cmeaconference.ca/sessions/
Sessions include:

Ron McCurdy (University of Southern California)

  • Hey Vocalist; Let’s Sing the Hip Notes

Julia Davids (North Park University – Chicago)

  • Focus on Choirs- Basics of vocal techniques
  • Focus on Choirs- Impactful Vocal Warm-ups!
  • Focus on Choirs- Taking it to the Next Level
  • Focus on Choirs- Vocal Health and Development

Dominic Gregorio (University of Regina)

  • Words Matter: Lessons from Psychology for the Choral Rehearsal
  • The Constructivist Choral Rehearsal: Getting Your Singers on Your Side

Adam Con (University of Victoria)

  • The ABC’s of Kinesthetic Movement in the Choral Rehearsal
  • Why the Conducting Pattern Fails Us in the Choral Rehearsal!

Zimfira Poloz (University of Toronto – Hamilton Children’s Choir )

  • Bridges of Sound Concept from Eastern Europe to North America
  • World of Young Singers and Joy of Singing

Scott Leithead  (Edmonton)

  • Programming World Music
  • Motivating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Musicians

Lori-Ann Doloff (University of Toronto)

  • TBA

Rodger Beatty (Brock University)

  • Enhancing Student Learning Through Effective Assessment

Susan Brumfield (Texas Tech University)

  • FIRST, WE SING! Songs and Games for the Music Classroom (Sessions One and Two) 
  • HOT PEAS AND BARLEY-O: Children’s Songs and Games from Scotland (Session 3)
  • OVER THE GARDEN WALL: Children’s Songs and Games from England (Session 4)

MANY, MANY MORE sessions of broad interest to all music educators.

This event is different

This event is going to be extraordinary - a professional development opportunity you do not want to miss.   Here’s how this event is different from TEMPO or from any other Music Conference.

  • 7 main presentation streams

    • All music disciplines under one roof.  (Session details on the CMEA Conference Website.) 
    • Early Years Music Education
    • Choral  Music Education (includes Vocal Jazz)
    • Band and Jazz Music Education
    • Guitar and String Music Education
    • Multi-purposed Stream – technology, community music making, musician health and much more.
    • Research Stream - papers and presentations for a diverse audience
    • Canadian Music Administrators Collaborative: a pre-conference event.
       
  • World Class Clinicians, presenters and researchers.

  • Opening reception at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

  • Keynote address by Award winning Inuk singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark. 

  • Conference packed with top level performances including Kokopelli Choir from Edmonton and the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra

  • Connect and build new relationships with music education icons, mentors, colleagues, from across Canada and Internationally

Registration

Visit the conference Website for full details and registration information. http://cmeaconference.ca

Join CMEA through the MMEA and receive a $50 discount on the conference fee.              http://mymmea.ca/cmeamembership.html

Funding

Approach your school and school division or your local teachers association for summer PD funds