ELECTIVE 5

Wednesday January 12 from 3:45pm

Face to Face delegates will get the opportunity to choose which one of the following Elective sessions they would like to attend.

Virtual delegates will be able to stream into some of the Elective sessions.

Each Elective session is 60 minutes in length.

The icons below indicated how each session will be presented and if it will be available to Virtual delegates.

Face to Face

Presenter will be in the room 

Streamed

Presenter will be streamed into the room 

Virtual

Session will be available for Virtual delegates

Sponsored

Session promotes a business or organisation 

Types of sessions are subject to change

                       Beatbox Education: Primary and Secondary Classroom                        Beatboxing

                                         Presented by Connor Malanos

                                         Year Level: Early Childhood, Junior Primary, Primary, Middle School, High School

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How on earth do you perform that? 

 

In this beginner-friendly session, you will develop your beatboxing skills to impress your students.

 

You’ll practice using some Standard Beatbox Notation to keep track of it all and play with some microphone techniques to enhance your beatboxing tone.

 

You’ll create a human loop-station, become live-foley artists, and discover some incredible extended vocal techniques.

 

We’ll discuss some key principles that will guide a safe and effective beatbox practice for you and your students.

 

I’ll share some activities and resources so you are ready to introduce beatboxing into your classroom and impress your students.

 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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                       Orff Drumming Circles

                                          Presented by Ash Bisdee

                                          Year Level: Early Childhood, Junior Primary, Primary, Middle School, High School

Come along and join us for a fun and uplifting drumming circle experience with Ash Bisdee from WAOSA.

 

Let's collaborate with each other and experience the connection and joy that comes with drumming together.

 

Aimed at both primary and secondary students, together we will:

- Learn the correct techniques of playing a djembe drum.

- Learn the different tones and sounds of a djembe.

- Learn a variety of rhythms through body percussion and positive, uplifting vocal ostinati.

- Explore, improvise and compose your own rhythmic ostinati to connect with other drummers.

 

As we connect to the rhythm of the drums, we will explore the effect of drum circles on wellbeing

and learn different rhythmic arrangements based on vocal chants and positive affirmations. 

We will work collaboratively to compose our own 4-part arrangements to share with the group and explore the effects of dynamics and tempo on our rhythms.

 

Through drumming, we can empower each other and celebrate community and life with rhythm and music. Join Ash for this exhilarating hour of drumming. 

After all... "we're all different but, together, we can all dance to the beat of the same drum."

 

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                       Free Technology Resources for the Elementary Music

                       Educator

                                         Presented by Amy Burns

                                         Year Level: Junior Primary, Primary

This session will give you resources that you can immediately use in your classroom. It will also give you lesson ideas and student examples created from the free resources. Finally, there will also be resources that have free, limited access, but to unlock more, the educator would have to utilize the paid versions. 

 

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Year Level: TBC

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                       Boost Creative Thinking For Better Composition:

                       New Mallet Jam (Book 2)

                           James Madsen Music

                                         Presented by James Madsen

                                         Year Level: Primary, Middle School, High School

The pieces presented in this session are from the book Mallet Jam Book 1 plus brand new repertoire from Mallet Jam Book 2, presented by the composer and music educator James Madsen. The pieces are ideal for primary and middle school years for use in the classroom, for ensembles as well as for concert repertoire. Many of the pieces having scope for differentiation of skill and technique, to either simplify or extend and challenge your students. The session will have a focus on how to add more creative thinking activities into your own programming including improvising, arranging and composing, and the benefits this can bring to your students' thinking. The Mallet Jam books have step-by-step teacher suggestions for other activities, such as incorporating body percussion and movement, using the pieces to focus on a specific style (eg. jazz or minimalism), as well as inspiration for further composition tasks. Mallet Jam is also intended for use as a springboard into further topic and listening analysis work. Grab some mallets and come jam!

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