Music teachers face the challenge of keeping music learning relevant for today's young musicians. Embracing this challenge may be the key to students’ continued interest in the arts. As technology becomes more prominent in learners' educational experiences, music educators can use these tools to empower music learners, thinkers, and creators.
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In this workshop, participants will have hands on experiences using the iPad with a focus on composing with GarageBand®. Together we will learn how to encourage our students to explore, share, compose, perform, and assess their own musical creations. As students create meaningful musical experiences they develop a sense of agency. These experiences, along with other practical ways of incorporating the iPad will help motivate, inspire, and develop young musicians within a student-centered environment. Additional apps, hardware, accessories, and "tricks" for using an iPad in any music classroom will be shared with specific relevance towards performance-based ensembles.
If your school is 1:1, has an iPad cart, or owns just one iPad for the entire building, this workshop will provide the tools needed for you to enhance student learning and foster musical understanding. Participants are encouraged to bring their iPad with the downloaded Garageband app.
The Seminar also includes a banquet luncheon during which Lynnel Joy Jenkins '94 and James D. Moyer '86 will be inducted into the Westminster Music Education Alumni Hall of Fame.
NOTE: THIS SEMINAR TAKES PLACE ON THE RIDER UNIVERSITY CAMPUS IN LAWRENCEVILLE.