A total of ten workshops will be offered. Workshops on this year's roster include band, choral, string, jazz, private instruction as well as some general workshops. They will gradually be revealed on both social media and this website.
Check back soon to read more workshops descriptions as they are announced!
The Players Make the Manager: Ideas to Ignite a High School Music Program - Josh Geddis
Based on previous experience, this workshop will introduce building a strong and vibrant music program at a secondary school in rural Ontario. It will be geared toward future music educators and present some ideas to consider when you eventually get handed the keys to your own music classroom.
Creating a Culture of Music in Your Elementary School - Rosemary Bannerman
In her workshop " Creating a Culture of Music in Your School ", she will discuss how she began to develop and sustain the extra curricular musical opportunities that are now in existence at her school.
Opening a Studio - Christine Tithecott
They're Not Just Toys! - Percussion Accessories - Dave Robilliard
This workshop will focus on the accessory instruments of the percussion family as I hope to provide a fresh look at the uses of tambourine, triangle, cymbals, bass drum and castanets! We will investigate together the technique and sound concepts that can make these instruments help your ensembles come to life.
Recruitment & Retention: Enrollment in High School Music - Scott Harrison
EXACTLY What You Need to Be a HUGELY Successful Music Teacher! - Kevin Hamlin
This session is absolutely FULL of PRACTICAL information that you need to be a hugely successful music teacher, brought to you by the high school music teacher who just last year was awarded “Band Director of the Year” by MusicFest Canada. This session gives you the best practical tips and tricks of almost 30 years of experience, and sets you in the right direction so that you can have the career you always hoped for. This presentation sponsored through the Yamaha Music Canada Educator-to-Educator Initiative. Thank you Yamaha!
String Repertoire Selection - Vanessa Mio
Teacher Mental Health - Kelsey Santerre
High School Musical: Taking the Stage as a New Teacher - Melissa Metler
Approaching Improvisation - Kevin Watson *Encouraged to bring your instrument!