Global Musics Teacher Professional Development Day
Friday, October 7th 2016
Boardmore Playhouse, Cape Breton University
Registration: $65.00 ($100 including dinner and banquet – details below)
8:45 – 9:00: Registration
9:00 – 9:40 & 9:40 – 10:40: Keynote & Workshop, Patricia Shehan-Campbell
“Going Globally, Linking Locally: Material, Method, and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy”
World music pedagogy is defined through illustrations of ways and means of “going globally, linking locally”. Through a sampling of experiences that run the gamut from deep listening to performance, and from composition to integrated studies, materials and methods suitable for teaching music as a world phenomenon will be clarified. Elemental features of a culturally responsive pedagogy will be examined as the complement and extend world music pedagogy, so that the unique cultural strengths of individual students as well as of local communities can be employed in teaching music for its multiple facets, assets, and outcomes.
Patricia Shehan Campbell is Professor of Music Education – Ethnomusicology, University of Washington.
10:40- 10:50: Nutrition Break
“Celtic Colours in the Schools”
The Celtic Colours International Festival has evolved over the past twenty years into one of the world’s signature events for Celtic music. The Celtic Colours in Schools program is an artist-in-schools project that was developed to allow students to experience the excitement of the Festival and to celebrate Nova Scotia’s Gaelic culture through its music and dance. This workshop will explore the many possibilities that Celtic Colours in Schools provides for teachers and students.
Yvette Rogers, Outreach Coordinator for the Celtic Colours International Festival, and community facilitator.
Dr. Eric Favaro, music educator and arts education administrator, Artscape Consulting Ltd.
11:50 – 12:30: Lunch
“Arab Music in Sound and Idea: A Singers and Instrumentalists”
This workshop welcomes students, instrumentalists, singers, and community for an introduction to and conversation about Arab music performance and context. Drawing upon musical genres typical of the Arab Waslah (or instrumental and vocal suite), ethnomusicologists Anne Rasmussen and Anne Elise Thomas will facilitate an experience of the Arab system of rhythm and melodic mode, various instrumental and vocal forms, details of performance practice, techniques of singing, and the ideal interaction that transpires among musicians and between musicians and their audience.
The workshop is open to players, singers, and anyone interested in the Arab world, Middle East region, and Islamicate world. In addition to learning something about Arab music and culture, we hope to make the case for engaged musical citizenship as a methodology for exploration, understanding, and healing.
1:45 – 2:00: Nutrition Break
2:00 – 3:00: Workshop, Huib Schippers
“Facing the music: Culturally responsive pedagogies for the 21st century”
Awareness of the need for culturally inclusive music curricula has grown steadily over the past five decades, and while actual practices in classrooms are improving slowly, there is a need for teachers to gain deeper experience in culturally responsive pedagogies. A legacy of educational approaches that originated in the 19th century still weigh heavily on schools and teachers. Schippers explores some of these practices, and juxtaposes them with ways of learning and teaching music around the world. Based on his experience of more than 25 years in leadership position in world music education, he proposes a set of approaches to help understand, shape, implement and evaluate cultural diversity in the classroom.
Huib Schippers is Director and Curator Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
3:00 – 3:15: Tour of The Centre for Sound Communities
3:15 – 3:30: Discussion & Closing Remarks
*For an additional $35 ($100 in total for day/evening) you can participate in the evening banquet taking place in Cape Breton University’s Verschuren Centre including meal and Mi’Kmaq welcome and performance from Eskasoni’s Michael R Denny and traditional dancers.*
*There will also be an option in the registration to purchase tickets for the Celtic Colours Concerts taking place on Saturday, Oct 8th and Sunday Oct 9th*