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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree, and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.

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Friday, February 24 • 9:00am - 2:00pm
Systems for Growth: Organizational and Pedagogical Strategies for Developing Musical Skills

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When Musicians begin to play an instrument in an ensemble setting they want to play as much as they can as soon as they can. However, we know that student experiences should be designed to ensure strong fundamental skills. Through hands-on participation, participants will explore "Ways of Knowing" - what AND how we want students to know, do, and understand. The "knowing" will affect the way we use class materials (method books) and how we select and rehearse repertoire with our student. The relationship between listening, speaking, reading, and writing a language will be related to instrumental musical performance with practical tips on designing engaging and productive rehearsals, using repetition as a positive teaching tool, and on genuinely assessing individual student growth. All participants are strongly encourage to bring along instruments - for example, a flute, clarinet, trumpet and trombone - for hands on music making every hour in instrument fundamentals, classroom materials, rehearsal strategies, planning, and management. Mistakes welcome and celebrated as we learn from one another!

THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD AT École Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School (4204 58 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 2L6) in the BAND ROOM.

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Wendy Zander McCallum

Professor - Instrumental Music Education Specialist, Brandon University School of Music

Friday February 24, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm MST
École Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School-Band Room
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