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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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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Modern Music for the Modern Student

Session Title: Modern Music for the Modern Student Session Description: Programming experimental and non-traditional music that encourages composition through the use of non-traditional notation develops individual musicianship through improvisation, or creates student engagement through the integration of technology fosters higher-order thinking in the student musician. This session will sample repertoire from a variety of levels, highlighting […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Teacher Creativity and Paths to/for Student Voice

Session Title: Teacher Creativity and Paths to/for Student Voice (presented by members of ESME) Session Description: This workshop is for teachers who are curious about using jamming in their classroom and are looking to gain the comfort and expertise needed to do so. After a quick introduction on how jamming is used to facilitate student creativity […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Breaking Down Barriers for Jazz Improvisation

Session Title: Breaking Down Barriers for Jazz Improvisation Session Description: This workshop focuses on students who have zero experience improvising, and is applicable to all instruments and class formats. Through a variety of games and exercises, it systematically breaks down the elements of improvisation to create a pathway for future growth and expression. It’ll be fun! […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Finding Funds for Your School Music Program

Session Title: Finding Funds for Your School Music Program Session Description: Having good resources in a music program is key to fostering well-rounded, student success: We all want the best possible musical experience and education for our students, but finding the dollars to purchase instruments, music AND supportive learning products is a major challenge. More and […]

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  • 2019 Opus

OPUS 100 Conference Handouts: Branching out: Cross Curricular Connections

Session Title: Branching Out: Experience the Joy of Making Music with a Mindset on Cross-Curricular Connections Session Description: Participants will sing, dance, play, and actively participate in musical inter-activities that make intentional connections to the Arts, Literacy, Numeracy, Social Studies, Science & Technology curriculum. Dress comfy and be ready to take lots of practical ideas back […]

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