Summer Music Education Institute
Free Professional Development for K12 Music Educators
Developing Independent Musicians
Workshop: June 8, 9, 10
Helping students/singers become musically literate is central to the school and church music curriculum. This workshop will focus on implementing a sound before symbol approach to teaching music literacy resulting in independent musicians rather than savvy symbol decoders.
Working from the premise that students learn musical skills in much the same order as they do language skills, participants will explore how we 'learn' music through hearing and imitating patterns before reading (translating notation into sound) and writing (translating sound into notation). The pedagogy also includes a sequence of instructions that results in a strong link between sound and notation.
Teaching Strategies Addressed
- Activities for developing tonal and rhythm reading
- Musical memory
- Improvisation and aural skills
- Elementary composition
- Skills will be applied to octavos via curriculum maps
FREE! The cost of this workshop is paid for by Flagler College.
Highly recommended, but not required
Progressive Sight Singing by Dr. Carol Krueger
The link below will take you to a listing of local hotel and vacation rental accommodations. These sources of lodging are organized based on the distance to the College.
Registration is now closed. To be placed on a waitlist please contact Kip Taisey at KTaisey@Flagler.edu.