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Changemakers: Professional Development for Music Educators | Sarah Fard

Wednesday • November 15, 2023   |   8:00 pm 9:00 pm

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.

Sarah Fard | Anticipating Music Literacy Supports for Students with Disabilities
For Pre-Service Music Teachers
Wednesday, November 15th (8:00pm EST)

This workshop asks music educators to reflect on the practice of traditional staff notation as it relates to disability.  This presentation will both evaluate the various reasons that standard music notation may be inaccessible to some students, and review examples of alternative notations through the lens of access points. Review will also be given as to how to create visuals via existing music notation programs, other available technologies, or simple materials. Music literacy visuals will also pertain to culturally relevant learning opportunities for students. Participants will leave the workshop with resources so that they can plan meaningful visuals towards future teaching roles.

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Sarah Fard is a high school music educator with Medford Public Schools, an educational consultant for the Berklee Institute for Accessible Arts Education, and a faculty member in both the online and in person Masters of Music in Music Education program at Longy School of Music of Bard College. Much of her work with educators focuses on adaptive music education methods for students with disabilities, guitar education, and popular music education.


Wednesday • November 15, 2023
8:00 pm 9:00 pm
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Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.