Secondary Winter Warmer
Date & time: Tuesday 15th August, 4.30 – 6.30pm
Location: Kew Library Meeting Room
Corner Cotham Road and Civic Drive, Kew
Presenters: Anna van Veldhuisen, Thomas Williams
Session 1: Compulsory Year 7 music – a spring board for your school musical culture
Presented by Thomas Williams
How can we, as music educators, use the greater social and emotional aspects of our subject to both engage and enthuse learners for our subject, who otherwise might not see themselves as musicians? What non-musical traits can we grow in our students through the practice of music in our classrooms? In this session, I will discuss examples from Richmond High School, and look at how we try to use the compulsory music program to help students create musical identity who might not otherwise see themselves as such. We will also look at what opportunities exist within these compulsory programs to help develop in students leadership capacity, whilst incorporating both Kodaly and informal musical pedagogies.
Session 2: Diverse repertoire for teaching aural in the VCE classroom
Presented by Anna van Veldhuisen
In this workshop, Anna will share a range of practical, musical, and engaging activities to teach Outcome 3 across the VCE years, with a focus on the Unit 1/2 and Units 3/4 Performance courses. In particular, the focus of the workshop will be on introducing a wide range of music by diverse artists, particularly women and First Nations composers, and exploring how this music can be used to teach Outcome 3 in a sequential and musically rewarding way. Singing, body percussion, games and active music making will be modelled as entry points to Outcome 3. We will also consider how these aspects of the course can be linked to performance and composition. Bring your singing voice, listening ears, and sense of fun!