In this course you can learn to confidently select repertoire for your ensemble that will both inspire and challenge your students.
With guidance from esteemed music educator Monte Mumford, you can learn to select repertoire that will enable you and your ensemble programme to more effectively achieve your musical and educational goals and outcomes.
You can also learn how to create a long term plan for building and maintaining an effective, efficient music library.
Course Dates: 15 May 2017 – 3 June 2017 (3 Weeks)
Location: Online and School of Music, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne
Educator: Monte Mumford
Course Duration: 10 Hours (minimum)
During the course, seven hours of study are undertaken flexibly online within the specified dates. The course culminates in a three hour in-person session on the final day with fellow participants and the course educator at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. See Melbourne Youth Orchestras’ renowned Ensemble Program in action and consolidate your learning with the course educator. Lunch is provided.
The course will include the following topics:
- Connecting your education philosophy and personal experience to your choice of repertoire
- The art of choosing repertoire – an analysis of both educational and musical aspects when considering your selection
- Building and maintaining a library – considering all facets including finance, long-term planning, relevant music and legalities
- Troubleshooting a variety of situations and challenges when using your repertoire
You will be able to:
- Analyse and assess repertoire to fit your ensemble’s educational and artistic needs
- Understand and execute effective score analysis and associated study methods
- Choose appropriate repertoire and learn to formulate effective concert programming
- Effectively build a library with a long shelf-life reflecting your designated budget and appropriate educational goals
Victorian Music educators currently teaching in the field, or for instructors and teachers who work with musical ensembles. Applicants should be able to read music scores, develop rehearsal plans and demonstrate basic conducting techniques. Previous ensemble conducting/ leading experience is beneficial, but not essential. It is advantageous for participants to have completed the MYO Teacher Professional Development Program ‘Fundamentals of Effective Ensembles’ Course prior to the commencement of this course, although it is not compulsory. To ensure that this course is suitable for you, interested new participants will be asked additional questions regarding their current knowledge in ensemble pedagogy through the online application.
For further details please follow this link - http://myo.org.au/repertoire-with-a-purpose/