Musical Paideia: Training Right Musical Affections
The 2016 Kodaly-based Music Pre-conference exceeded our expectations both in attendance and in response. We’ve decided to offer this well-received practicum once again this year. Last year’s focus was on how to train our students to read,write, and sing music much like a language is taught in our classical school curriculum. Whether or not you attended last year’s practicum will not affect the practical help you can receive now from this as a stand alone practicum. David Erb and Jarrod Richey will continue the practical instruction this year with an added focus on how the culture of music in a school can rightly order the affections of the students.This will include sessions on:
- Accessing the Masters: how to make great literature of master composers accessible regardless of your program size or ability.
- Continuing Literacy: more practical tools for the classroom including dictation, aural skills, sight reading and score analysis.
- Social Music Making how to become a student body that creates music together, not just consumes it like the broader culture.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017 :
- 1:00-1:50pm – Musical Paideia (rightly ordering our musical affections and those of our students and community)
- 2:00-3:00pm – Literacy Challenge #1 (sight reading & score analysis)
- 3:15-4:15pm – Performing the Masters (accessing great literature with any size ensemble)
- 4:30-5:30pm – Literacy Challenge #2 (aural skills & dictation)
- 5:30-7:30pm – Dinner Break (on your own or group outing)
- 7:30-8:30pm – Social Music Making (singing/playing/dancing outside of concerts & recitals)
This class is geared for music teachers in ACCS but is beneficial to any of the following:
- Secondary Choir Teacher
- Secondary Band Teachers
- K-6th grade homeroom teacher
- Board Member
- Head of School or Administrators
- Music Parent Volunteer