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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Jazz Orchestra Open Rehearsal/Rehearsal Techniques

Session Title: Jazz Orchestra Open Rehearsal/Rehearsal Techniques Session Description: Join Gordon Foote in an open rehearsal with the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra. Try some inventive rehearsal techniques to improve your ensemble performance, including style, section phrasing, dynamics, articulation, ensemble blend and balance, and intonation. Material for the rehearsal will include a variety of levels, with […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Fostering Student Leadership Opportunities in Your Music Program

Session Title: Fostering Student Leadership Opportunities in Your Music Program Session Description: Running a music program is a lot of work. On top of all of your duties as a teacher, there are a countless number of tasks that need to be done to keep your program running on all cylinders. You can’t possibly do everything […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Musical Diversity: Integrating Gospel Music into the Music Classroom

Session Title: Musical Diversity: Integrating Gospel Music into the Music Classroom Session Description: For decades, gospel music has influenced several musical genres and popular music performances. This workshop will explore strategies for engaging students in rote learning and ear training while teaching the cultural context and historical impact of gospel music on society. Repertoire selection resources […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Creating a Culture of Excellence

Session Title: Creating a Culture of Excellence Session Description: Why do students participate in band? How do you encourage students to continue in band, and inspire them to work towards excellence? In this session, we will discuss what goes into an engaging and ongoing band program, and what you can do to help your students achieve […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts:  Introduction to Classical Indian Vocal Technique and Music Theory

Session Title: Introduction to Classical Indian Vocal Technique and Music Theory Session Description: This workshop is an introduction to the history and theory of classical Indian music with specific focus on vocal art. Artist will share the techniques of using the vocal chord to touch various notes in a chronology and lead participants in several exercises on […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handout: Acting for Singers

Session Title: Acting for Singers Session Description: This workshop integrates drama techniques for singers to explore. Techniques extend from improvisation, storytelling through lyrics, vocal diction through physical presence, breathing techniques to collaborate the mind, body and soul, and overall instilling in our students the confidence within the full voice and body collaborated harmoniously as one. Clinician(s): Summer […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Help for the Novice Band Teacher

Session Title: Help for the Novice Band Teacher Session Description: We will answer all of your questions from how to get started by creating an ensemble before instruments, how to effectively assign instruments, how to make good sounds, how to manage tone and intonation, as well as how to keep students engaged and where to find […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Warm Ups and Games For Strings

Session Title: Warm Ups and Games For Strings Session Description: Tired of the same warm up routine in your classroom? This workshop with live orchestra will give you fresh ideas to augment your routine. These warm ups focus on a variety of areas such as technique, ensemble, ear training, and composition. Clinician(s): Pam Bettger & Douglas Friesen   Focus: Strings […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Mental Health Plans – Individual Help for Today’s Teens

Session Title: Mental Health Plans – Individual Help for Today’s Teens Session Description: We follow IEPs for students identified with learning challenges. Our school developed a mental health plan with similar goals. Using opportunities made available through the TLLP Program, our school team developed ‘Mental Health Individualized Plans’ (MHIPs) to support our students. This session will […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Courageous Composers

Session Title: Courageous Composers Session Description: This workshop will provide quick and easy, hands-on, composition ideas that you can use in the junior classes tomorrow! Our goal is to give our junior students the confidence to create and compose music. This workshop will include many different approaches incorporating rhythm and pitch, recorder, ukulele, and rhythm instruments. […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: The Ultimate Twinkle Twinkle

Session Title: The Ultimate Twinkle Twinkle Session Description: One song, a dozen possibilities. Geared towards kindergarten and primary level teachers, this workshop demonstrates how to cover all the basics in Early Childhood Music using a well-known children’s song. From beat and rhythm to movement and melody, you can address all the fundamental concepts through engaging musical […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: 100 Teaching Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts for the Elementary Music Classroom

Session Title: 100 Teaching Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts for the Elementary Music Classroom Session Description: Are you looking for exciting ways to engage all learners in your classroom, as well as new ideas and resources to inspire and simplify each day? This workshop will share 100 ideas for songs, games and resources, as well as teaching shortcuts, […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Bob the Artist

Session Title: Bob the Artist! Session Description: Using Bob the Artist by Marion Denchars as our inspiration for this session, participants will be guided through a gallery of abstract expressionistic art after a discussion about the characteristics of this art style. Participants will then complete a reflection chart to accompany two pieces of art in the […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Get off to a great start with your Jazz Beginners

Session Title: Session Title: Get off to a Great Start with Your Jazz Beginners Session Description: Steinel will address the challenge of teaching jazz style, improvisation, and rhythm section concepts to young musicians. Concepts will be demystified and broken down into practical step-by-step approaches, which can easily be applied by directors with little background in Jazz. […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Introduce the Ukulele and Keep Them Playing!

Session Title: Introduce the Ukulele and Keep Them Playing! Session Description: Ukulele for Junior Students – How to introduce these easy, accessible instruments, in a way that is easy for them (and you) and will keep them playing. Learn what easy 1, 2 and 3 chord songs will quickly build your students’ skills and keep them […]

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