Changemakers: Professional Development for Music Educators
Empower your students to take ownership of their learning with culturally responsive teaching. These interactive workshops offer you insights, skills, and resources to transform your classroom, engaging students through cross-cultural exchange that centers their lived experience. Spend 40 minutes with us on a Wednesday evening and learn new ways to connect with your students that you can put into practice immediately.
Michael Coelho | Harmonizing Hearts and Minds: Creative Strategies for Engaging Audiences and Students in Concert Repertoire
For Pre-Service Music Teachers
Wednesday, October 25th (8:00pm EST)
In this session, we will explore innovative approaches to learning and performing repertoire that not only captivate your performers but also transform your audience’s concert experience. You’ll uncover imaginative ways to teach repertoire, making it relatable and accessible to your students, and explore the power of storytelling to emotionally connect audiences with the music being performed. We will also delve into the use of visuals, multimedia, and technology to enhance concert experiences and develop strategies aimed at encouraging active listening, fostering critical thinking, and stimulating discussions among students and concertgoers. This session will use examples from an American middle and high school orchestra class, however the concepts discussed are applicable to all ensemble teaching.