Summer 2022 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Play Outside Of The Box: Developing a Non-Traditional Music Performing Ensemble
As our students show increasing interest in music outside of the traditional Western music canon it is important to meet them with relevant and exciting music learning performing opportunities. It has become increasingly popular for school music program to include non-traditional ensembles like: Rock Band, Mariachi Band, World Percussion, Electronic Music Ensemble and more. It is important to think carefully about where these programs can contribute to the overall music and arts program in the school and to find ways to integrate them in performance and rehearsal with the other music and art programs in the school. Play Outside Of The Box: Developing a Non-Traditional Music Performing Ensemble will look at the tools needed to begin developing a non-tradtional music performing ensemble in schools with existing performing ensembles as well as schools with no existing performing ensembles. We will examine strategies to recruit students and begin creating music and having fun on day 1. We will also look at ways to build community within our ensembles as well as ways we can use our ensembles to strengthen the greater school community. This course will investigate ways to work with other programs in the school for collaborative projects and programs. Finally, we will look at overview strategies for arranging for traditional music ensembles and how we can maximize the success of every student involved regardless of experience or performance ability.
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