Day 5 - *25 Days of Music Education
“This impoverished village in Paraguay made an orchestra from recycled instruments. People from my Dad’s side of the family live in places like this, so this really hit home with me. It just goes to show that no matter where or how “rich” you are, you can still have access to make music like anyone else in the world.”
Day 4 - *25 Days of Music Education*
The P.S 22 Chorus is a world renown elementary chorus. They have been featured on tons of talk shows and showcased by dozens of celebrities. This chorus is an extremely publicly visible symbol of both the importance and power of music education in our schools. REBLOG THIS if you dig Music Ed or…. Phillip Phillips!
Day 3—*25 Days of Music Education*
Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir is a perfect example of how technology can be used to unite people through music. REPOST this status if you believe in the use of technology in the music classroom in order to keep music education current!
Day 2—*25 days of Music Education*
The YouTube Symphony Orchestra is composed of musicians from all over the world. Though not all of them speak the same language, they can still connect through the universal language of music. It’s Music in Our Schools Month, rebog if you believe music education provides a universal language for everyone to enjoy!
“Bring Me Little Water, Silvy” performed by the Festival singers of Florida
Music educators should try to perform as much as possible. Groups like the FSoF allow them to do so. It is up to the teachers to advocate music and what better way than to show such a wonderful performance.
MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH
*25 days of Music Education*
These elementary school students are playing Leonard Bernstein by memory! It’s Music in Our Schools Month, reblog if you believe music education should be available for ALL ages!
Things I’ve learned today:
- Communication is key
- Send out weekly messages to everyone about the week’s events
- When I say everyone, I mean EVERYONE (parents, teachers, students, admin, everyone)
- And when I say messages, that means facebook, twitter, email, physical papers, etc etc
- KNOW EVERYONE IN YOUR SCHOOL (yes, even those you don’t have to deal with regularly)
- KNOW EVERY SCHOOL THAT FEEDS INTO YOU OR YOU FEED INTO
- attend faculty meetings (even if they are boring)
- talk to your music supervisor (if you have one)
- delegate tasks to parents, students, and others
- except for: attendance, grading, finances
- schedule everything as early as possible so you can let everyone know to put them on there calendars quickly
- DON’T SCHEDULE EXTRA REHEARSALS RANDOMLY (it’s better to say NO REHEARSAL than to suddenly add one)
- your program is just that, your program - make it what you want it to be
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