Musical Futures is a new way of thinking about music making in schools that brings non-formal teaching and informal learning approaches into the more formal context of schools.
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We are happy to announce that we have an upcoming opportunity to learn about Musical Futures Canada in person and how you can use it in your classroom! Coming up on Saturday April 20th there will be a professional development day at Western University. The day will take place from 9am till 3:30pm on the 20th, and will go over Musical Futures from the ground up.
You may have noticed some content missing from the website. We suffered some data loss here at Musical Futures Canada, but are working to restore. We have some great resource packs lined up for you that will be coming out shortly!
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Musical Futures Canada is proud to announce that we will be holding a workshop at this year’s OMEA conference: Vibrations 2012. The workshop is titled Tuning into the Future: Informal learning and music and will be held on Friday November 2 at 10:15-11:30. For more information regarding the conference, please visit the OMEA website here.
Our good friend Stephen Hurley posted this blog post back in the summer time about what he and a colleague experienced when they came to London to see what the students had been accomplishing over the course of the semester. So head on over and give it a read, he gives a phenomenal over view of the program and goes into some great experiences of the day. You can find the article here!
There was the story of the the student who had just come from Nepal this year and who didn’t speak English at all. Other group members nurtured him along as he made the transition from knowing only Eastern music and form to discovering what it meant to play “western chords”.
There were stories of students who had trouble getting to school—on time, or at all—but, since the program began, never missed a Musical Futures day. There were stories of the student who remained on the periphery of the program until he found resistance to be futile. The lure of being part of such a creative venture drew him in.
This past spring Musical Futures Canada had a fantastic launch at Montcalm, that generated quite the buzz surrounding the project so far. It was a fantastic event with a great turnout to see the students from both Montcalm Secondary School and Our Lady Immaculate perform throughout the halls of Montcalm. From the moment you entered the school, you knew that there was something amazing going on. The were several short presentations by both School Boards, but more importantly, you were able to hear the bands from each school and what they had been working on. You can find the news articles and sound bites after the break!
We are happy to announce that we have an upcoming opportunity to learn about Musical Futures Canada in person! Coming up on Saturday April 20th there will be a professional development day at Western University.
Check out this brief document that talks about some of the common misconceptions around Musical Futures.
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For information on affordable, customized instrument packages for Musical Futures participating schools, please email Doug McGarry ( email@example.com ) at Roland Canada.
New to Musical Futures? The quick guide is designed to introduce you to what Musical Futures is and how it works in the classroom.