2016 Conference Presenters
Carole Bestvater – Upper Strings
Greg Bruce – Jazz Ensemble
Karen Bulmer - Low Brass, Mindfulness
Christine Carter - Single Reeds, Mindset & Motivation
Michelle Cheramy – Flute
Sarah Comerford & Lisa Gilliam – Creating Video teaching aids
Nathan Cook – Cello
Mary Kennedy – Canadian Music in the Classroom
Alan Klaus – High Brass
Jennifer Nakashima – Google Classroom
Gena Norbury – Orff
Susanne O’Keefe & Yvonne Milley – iBooks
Valerie Peters – Improvisation
Sylvie Proulx – Guitar
Gabriela Sanchez & Jennifer Johnson – Body Mapping
Caroline Schiller – The Voice & How to Use It
Rose Suter & Angela Warren – Orff
Karen Tole-Henderson – Orff Improvisation
Dorothy Vaandering – Restorative Justice
Donalda Westcott – Music Education Apps
Marguerite Wilder - Band
Christmas Suite Application
A note from Eastern MSIC President Amanda Dawe Ledwell:
Do you have a Choir? Band? Recorder or Orff Group? A Dance Ensemble? Just a reminder that the Christmas Suite Deadline is tonight. There's still time to enter your group in the concert series! Be a part of one of the longest standing Christmas traditions in St. John's.
Posted By: Deanna Higdon on October 27, 2016, 5:59 am
Heather MacDonald Memorial Scholarship
Here's a note from Eastern MSIC President Amanda Dawe-Ledwell:
Calling all Interns and Teachers with Interns! The Eastern Division of the MSIC is now accepting applications for the Heather MacDonald Scholarship. The intent of this scholarship is to recognize the future of music education in Newfoundland and Labrador by offering financial assistance to an outstanding music education intern. The scholarship has a cash value of $500.00. The application is attached.
Posted By: Deanna Higdon on October 27, 2016, 5:57 am
A & R Publishing
Angela Warren and Rose Suter have released a wonderful new collection of Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Music arranged for Orff! Please visit their website to check it out! Look for them at our Resonate conference as well!
Posted By: Deanna Higdon on September 29, 2016, 4:17 am
We have an awesome line up of presenters and sessions at our conference! Click the link below to check it out! You won't be disappointed!
Please keep in mind this is a screen shot of the sessions. Spots left may be more limited than they appear. Thanks!
Posted By: Deanna Higdon on September 23, 2016, 10:06 am
Resonate 2016: Travel Grant
This year the MSIC is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of travel subsidies to members living outside the metro area who are attending the conference. Applicants must be MSIC members and registered for the full conference. Priority will be given to members more than 150km outside the metro region however everyone will be considered. The deadline for applications is September 21st and those receiving funding will be notified by September 30th.
Posted By: Deanna Higdon on September 11, 2016, 4:57 pm
Songwriting PD with Tim Baker
Don't forget to check out our Songwriting PD featuring Tim Baker of Hey Rosetta! It's an awesome PD that you don't want to miss!
Posted By: Deanna Higdon on June 15, 2016, 10:37 am
Call for Presenters
Resonate 2016 – Call for Presenters
The Newfoundland and Labrador Music Special Interest Council invites music educators, music researchers and graduate students in music and/or education to submit a proposal for workshop presentation at the Resonate 2016 Conference, October 14-16, 2016 in St. John’s.
Sessions run 45-60 minutes long and possible areas include but are not limited to band, choir, strings, Orff, Social Justice in the music classroom, Community music, Technology in Music, Differentiated Instruction, Student Growth and Motivation and Panel Discussions.
We invite all interested educators to complete the application. We will be looking for presenters covering a wide range of topics and expertise, especially topics expressed as areas of interest by our membership.
Application Deadline: March 1st, 2016
The Newfoundland and Labrador Music Special Interest Council is a professional learning community serving music teachers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, under the Professional Development Division of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, and is an affiliate of the Canadian Music Educators’ Association.
Posted By: Deanna Higdon on December 13, 2015, 9:17 am
Below on the homepage you will see a link to apply for a travel grant. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please fill out the application below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the MSIC.
Posted By: Deanna Higdon on December 13, 2015, 8:19 am
Welcome to our new website! We are so excited to have this new space to share resources, chat on the forum, and link to our Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook accounts. This site will also allow members to update and renew their memberships with the MSIC quickly and easily. Please explore the site, register, and give us your feedback!
Thanks and best of luck as we enter the busy holiday season! :)
Posted By: Deanna Higdon on December 6, 2015, 12:11 pm
Your continued membership is very important to us! You may not be aware that funding for councils from the NLTA is based directly on paid membership. Note also that your membership fees are completely deductible for income tax purposes (see Union and Professional Dues). Please support your council by renewing your membership as soon as possible.Click here to join or renew your membership.
The MSIC Professional Development Travel fund is to assist members who are travelling to conferences and/or professional development opportunities over
250km from their residence. This grant can be combined with other travel grants such as those from the NLTA.
To be eligible for funding applicants must be an active member of the NLTA MSIC. All projects must focus on the professional development of educators.
For more information and to apply, please login by clicking here or if you are not a member, please click here to register. Once you are an active member, an apply button will become available to you.