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Thursday, February 23

9:00am MST

Taking the Can't Out of Cantor
Calling all choir directors, music specialists & ‘WHAT? I have to teach my own music?’ classroom teachers! This ‘I CAN DO IT’ session guides teachers through rehearsal techniques for all levels of choirs. New & exciting voice, brain & body warm-ups, singing tips & repertoire ideas will be introduced. Spiritual First Nations choral music will be explored and celebrated. Session handouts provided.

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Angie McGillivray

Music Specialist, Calgary Board of Education
Angie completed her Master’s degree in Education (curriculum and design) from Concordia University; she obtained her Bachelor of Music and Education degrees from the University of Calgary. It was there that she gained expertise in Kodály pedagogy, studying under Canadian guru Lois... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm MST
2601 Red Deer College

12:30pm MST

Super Fun Lessons for Gr. 3-6 Music Classes
In Super Fun Lessons for Gr. 3-6 Music Classes, you’ll play some great games and participate in lessons that teach the outcomes in the Alberta elementary music curriculum. A combination of manipulatives and technology will help to modify for special needs students and address many learning styles.


Denise Gagne

Owner, Themes & Variations
Denise Gagne has taught instrumental, choral and classroom music from babies and preschool to College levels . She has degrees in music and education, as well as Level 3 certification in both Kodaly and Orff. Denise has authored or edited many publications including the Musicplay... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
2601 Red Deer College

2:15pm MST

Representing Research Using GARAGEBAND
This is a session that will allow teachers to experience how students can represent their research and voice through GARAGEBAND. Different projects will be shared during this presentation that allow students to express their voices, opinions and has given them a chance to personalize their learning. There will be a tutorial on GARAGEBAND so that all teachers can do these projects.


Thursday February 23, 2017 2:15pm - 3:30pm MST

2:15pm MST

Return of the Mighty Ukulele!
Add to your Music teaching repertoire by incorporating a ukulele unit. Learn secrets to quick success in picking up the ukulele, and how to pass on that success to your students. A limited amount of ukuleles will be available for hands on learning, or you can bring your own. Special guest co-presenter - Denise Gagne of Themes and Variations will highlight her recently released Ukulele Method.


Allen Choromiec

Allen has been teaching Music with Black Gold Regional Schools for nearly 20 years, having previously taught with Edmonton Public Schools. A University of Alberta alumnus, he began as a band teacher who reinvented himself as an Elementary Music specialist. He is passionate about Music... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2017 2:15pm - 3:30pm MST
2601 Red Deer College