BU Student Music Educators to Present Sixth Annual Da Capo Conference

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posted December 20, 2011

Brandon, MB — The Brandon University Student Music Educators Association (BUSMEA) will be hosting its sixth annual Da Capo Conference. The Da Capo Conference is a one-day professional development event that includes workshops and seminars designed to enrich the learning of music educators.

The Da Capo Conference will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Brandon University Queen Elizabeth II Music Building. Guest speakers for this event will be Cynthia Peyson Wahl (Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute), Joan Linklater (University of Manitoba), Greg McLean (University of Regina), Bill Kristjanson (Vincent Massey Collegiate in Winnipeg), Kathie Gordon (Waverly Park School), Kevin Doell (Music Coordinator, Sunrise School Division), Robert Richardson Jr. (Suzuki Talent Education Program), and choral educator Korey Peters. Da Capo will also include sessions with BU faculty members Wendy McCallum and Greg Gatien. BUSMEA alumni Meagan Lawson and Danielle Dyer will be participating in the New Teacher Roundtable with recent University of Saskatchewan graduate Adam Streisel.

Sessions include working with vocal jazz ensembles, incorporating children’s literature in the elementary general music classroom, negotiating irregular time signatures in elementary general music, exploring the rondo form, interpreting the use of dynamics in a conducting score, rehearsing junior high and senior high jazz bands, examining a strings outreach program, organizing high school musicals, preparing to teach in a choral classroom, developing and maintaining a positive rapport with school administration, reinforcing conducting fundamentals, and much more!

Registration is open to all who are interested, including music educators, music education students, and education students. For more information about accommodations or registration, please contact Jennifer Shead via e-mail at BUSMEA@brandonu.ca or by phone at (204) 226-7723.

BUSMEA (Brandon University Student Music Educators Association) is an organization made up of music education students serving music education students. The group’s goal is to offer professional development opportunities to members through workshops and other related events.

For more information, please contact:

Joanne F. Villeneuve
Brandon University
270 – 18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9
Tel. 204-727-9762



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