Yes, 2010 is almost done and dusted but there are already lots of great events planned for 2011... and beyond!
Jan - Orff Level 1 course in Melbourne -early bird cut off Friday 3rd Dec (save $50)
For those of you looking to take your teaching to the next level (pardon the pun) and/or looking for something worthwhile to do over the summer holidays, we are pleased to announce a Level 1 Orff Schulwerk Course in Melbourne from 17-22 January 2011.
This 36 hour intensive course will take place at ACU (Australian Catholic University, Melbourne), Victoria Parade, Fitzroy with presenters Susie Davies-Splitter and Sarah Brooke.
This course is accredited through ANCOS (Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk) and successful completion of this course will enable participants to gain credit at ACU towards a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies* with the possibility of continuing into the Masters of Education course *Approval pending. No musical experience or knowledge is necessary, however it is expected that participants will familiarise themselves with some basic music theory and concepts prior to the course.
This course is for Early childhood and Primary and Secondary pre-service and practicing teachers, music and performing arts specialists and anyone who loves music or uses music in their workplace with children or adults. The course focus is on ‘learning by doing’, helping teachers share their music through practical music making and by creating enjoyable experiences for their students. Limited places are available. Early bird registrations are due by Fri 3rd Dec, 2010 and all applications must be received by 17th Dec, 2010.
Click here to download the registration form
Feb - Back To School Professional Development Day in Melbourne
Presenters have now been confirmed. Again in 2011 this workshop is being held jointly with KMEIA on Saturday 26 February at Kilvington Girls’ Grammar School in Ormond, from 9am to 1pm. Susie Davies-Splitter, Julia Piggin and Mark O’Leary are presenting. This workshop is also suitable for teachers who are new to the music classroom. Mark the date in your new diary now! Early bird registrations are to be booked and paid for by 11 February.
Click here to download the brochure.
You can also register using this link http://tinyurl.com/2cotetr
April - Orff level courses in Melbourne.
Australian Orff Level courses accredited through ANCOS (Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk)
Subjects include Movement and Dance, Orchestration and Analysis, Technique and Improvisation, Recorder, Vocal Studies and Pedagogy.
Each course is 36 hours. There are 4 levels in total - below are a list of level 1 and 2 courses being offered early in 2011
LEVEL 1 COURSE 17th to 22nd Jan at Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy Melbourne with presenters Sarah Brooke and susie Davies-Splitter
LEVEL 1 & 2 COURSES 11th to 16th April at Burwood Uniting Church in Glen Iris, Melbourne with presenters Melissa Dods, Christoph Maubach, Susie Davies-Splitter & Carolyn Royal
More information at www.vosa.org or click here for the flyer and registration form
May - LMD - Living Music and Dance on 27th and 28th May 2011 in Melbourne
At Darebin Arts Centre, Preston, Melbourne with special guest presenter Lenka Pospisilova (Czech Republic)
More information at www.vosa.org
May -June - Welcome to Music workshops in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne -presented by Ijam - To be confirmed.
August - ECCPA - 15th Early Childhood Conference of Performing Arts (ECCPA) on 21-22 August 2011 in Melbourne
At Genazzano FCJ College, Cotham Rd, Kew, Melbourne with special guest presenter Tanya Batt (NZ). The theme is Once Upon A Story ….. A Musical Journey.
In 2011 Tanya Batt (drama specialist) is the Key Presenter. In addition there are over 30 other experts presenting a wide range of ‘hands on’ workshops throughout the weekend. This conference is for pre-school teachers, primary school teachers, caregivers, family day care workers, therapists, parents and anyone interested in working creatively with young children (0-8yrs). More information at www.vosa.org
Call for Presenters - you may apply by clicking on the following link (or pasting it into your browser) http://tinyurl.com/2fbo6l2 Applications are due by 26th November 2010.
September - Welcome to Music workshop in Perth -presented by Ijam - To be confirmed
Jan 2012 -VOICES OF THE SWAN: National Australian Orff Conference, 8 – 13 January 2012 in Perth WA
Main presenters are Andrea Sangiorgio (Italy), Kalani (USA) and Robyn Stavely (Australia). Voices of the Swan is about communication through singing, saying, dancing and playing. www.ancos.org.au/conference
Call for Presenters - you may apply by clicking on the following link (or pasting it into your browser) http://tiny.cc/uc18a Applications are due by 14 January 2011
We are constantly updating our calendar of events so make sure you check it often.