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Westminster Continuing Education offers 5 new Saturday Seminars for Music Educators

01/29/2019

Westminster’s Continuing Education program invites music educators to check out five new Saturday Seminars designed to offer teachers creative ways to engage students.  These interactive full and half-day sessions are offered by Westminster Choir College Music Education faculty and guests on the Westminster campus in Princeton.

Popular Music Pedagogy: Modern Band in the Classroom
This interactive workshop serves as an introduction to implementing and maintaining Modern Band programs at all levels.
Presenter - Dr. Bryan Powell, Assistant Professor of Music Education and Music Technology, Montclair State University
Saturday, February 2
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ukulele: Four Strings, Unlimited Possibilities!
Discover new ways to shake up your ukulele classes or to introduce ukulele into your curriculum. This session will explore a variety of teaching strategies that students will find irresistible.
Presenters - Dr. Sangmi Kang, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Westminster Choir College; Dr. Janet Cape, Associate Professor and Chair of Music Education, Westminster Choir College
Saturday, February 16
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Express Yourself: Infusing Beatboxing into Your Music Classroom
Beatboxing is a dynamic method of self-expression that is becoming more and more popular. In this highly interactive session, explore beatboxing from a critical perspective and demonstrate the techniques and games they use in the classroom to help students use beatbox sounds to tap into creative wells of expression.
Presenters - Amanda Newell and Chris Celiz
Saturday, February 16
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Choral Multi-tasking: Vocal Technique, Ear Training, Repertoire, and More
Explore the ways that choral singing is truly a multi-task and how we might shape our rehearsals to better help our singers sing, read, and perform.
Presenter - Dr. Jason Vodicka, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Westminster Choir College
Saturday, March 9
 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Making Music with Makey Makey
Discover how to help students develop their creative skills as they engage with music in a totally different way using Makey Makey, an easy-to-use invention kit that connects everyday objects to any computer, enabling users to create their own instruments, make interactive posters and artwork, and more! 
Facilitator - Dr. Janet Cape, Associate Professor and Chair of Music Education, Westminster Choir College
Saturday, March 30
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m

Sing, Play, and Dance Around the World
This session focuses on world music pedagogy and will enable teachers of elementary and secondary general music to introduce a variety of activities related to singing, accompanying, playing, and songwriting.
Presenter - Dr. Sangmi Kang, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Westminster Choir College
Saturday, April 6
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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