Music teachers and student-musicians connect in multiple ways through various interaction at school. As such, music programs are often a place where students feel they "belong" or connected to others. This course honors these connections, addressing pedagogy and practice that balances established boundaries with modelling of healthy, reciprocal, responsible and respectful relationships.

Instructor: Mark Reid

Mark ReidMark Reid is the Arts Education Coordinator at the British Columbia Ministry of Education. He is the former Director of Bands & Choirs at Vancouver Technical Secondary School, 2013 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year, and a Finalist for the 2015 Global Teacher Prize. Mark holds degrees from VanderCook College of Music (MMEd) and the University of Victoria (BMus). A career volunteer, he serves as Past-President of the Canadian Music Educators’ Association, Secretary of the Coalition for Music Education in Canada, as a member of Phi Beta Mu, and on the Program Advisory Council for Music at Vancouver Community College. Mark is a charter member of the Varkey Teacher Ambassadors. Mark has lectured at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, and Brandon University. His arrangements for concert band and string orchestra have been published by Tempo Press and Grand Mesa Music. In 2016, Mark is pleased to be the Guest Conductor for Vancouver’s Cor Flammae. Recent engagement in professional development includes presenting at the Disney Performing Arts Educators Summit: Inspiring Brilliance, organizing the Pre-Summit Day for Teaching Professionals in conjunction with the 5th International Summit on the Teaching Profession (Berlin, Germany), and an invitation to the Global Education and Skills Forum (Dubai, UAE).

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