Magazine article The Canadian Music Educator

In the Spotlight

Magazine article The Canadian Music Educator

In the Spotlight

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Audience Development, Creative Music and Education: Towards the Future

An event designed to bring music educators and creative music specialists together

February 27th & 28th, 2009 - FORUM 2009 - in Montreal

This 2-day conference has two main goals: getting more creative music education to Canadian children, and giving music educators the tools they need to make creative music making a part of their curriculum.

Keynote speaker: R. Murray Schafer - legendary composer and music education advocate for over 40 years: "The Composer in the Classroom - 1965 - 2009"

Other invited guests:

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (UK)

Blue Yeti - creative music education technology (France)

Lauren Pratt - REDCAT Hall, Los Angeles (USA)

Alex Pauk - Esprit Orchestra (Toronto)

Coat Coooke - NOW Orchestra (Vancouver)

Gilles Mottete - music and community building (France)

Tawnie Olsen - composer in the classroom 2009 and beyond (USA)

The conference will feature roundtable discussion and many workshops on how to integrate creative music making into the music education environment. It will be a great way to update your skills, and to meet many creative musicians with a passion for music education.

The event takes place during the Festival Montréal Nouvelles Musiques event, so there are amazing concerts every evening in some on Montreal's best concert halls.

COST:

For CNMN / CMC / CMEA / QMEA / FAMEQ members:

Before Feb. 14: $55

After Feb. 14: $65

Non-members: $110

Fee includes a catered lunch both days.

Information: www.newmusicnetwork.ca

Produced by the Canadian New Music Network and the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, in collaboration with the Quebec Muscic Educator's Association, la Federation des musicens-éducateurs du Québec, and the Canadian Musci Centre.

Programme subject to change without prior notice.

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