Resonate 2019 Conference
The NLMSIC is pleased to be offering a wide variety of sessions for Resonate 2019. The sessions include presenters from across the country covering a wide variety of music education areas. You must be a registered member of the NLMSIC and in good standing in order to register.

This year, the conference is being held on October 24th and 25th at the Sandman Signature Hotel on Kenmount Rd, St. John's. Please see below for the tentative conference schedule.

October 24
5:30pm Registration
7:00pm Keynote/Awards
8:00pm Social
October 25
8:00am Registration
8:30am Performance
9:00am 1st Breakout Sessions
10:15am Break
10:45am 2nd Breakout Sessions
12:00pm Lunch
1:15pm 3rd Breakout Sessions
2:30pm 4th Breakout Sessions
4:00pm BGM


NLTA Christmas Suite 2019

The NLTA Christmas Suite will take place November 26th and November 27th at the Arts and Culture Centre, St. John's. Registration will run from October 1st - October 25th and will be on a first come, first served basis. Please use the attached Google Form and include as much information about your group as possible. This performance opportunity is for choirs and bands, AND small ensembles, vocal/instrumental duets or trios, and so on. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Collins:  Click the text to go to the Google form!





Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on 10/7/19, 1:01 PM

Resonate 2019 Schedule

Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on 10/2/19, 11:15 AM

September Deadlines

OMEA Google Form:

Heather MacDonald Award Google Form:

Jamie Wilkinson Award info/downloadable form:

Registration for Resonate 2019 at

Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on 9/9/19, 7:57 AM

RESONATE 2019: Registration opens tomorrow!

Resonate 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday, October 25, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sandman Signature Hotel, St. John’s



  • $75.00 * – Early Bird Registration (open until September 30, 2019)
  • $100.00 * – Registration after September 30

* Must be a member in good standing to register.

Full time students can attend FREE with an MSICmembership!

Sessions include Orff, Dalcroze, Kodaly, Mindfulness, Coding in the Music Classroom and Fresh Ideas for Instrumental Music, just to name a few! Please note the schedule in the registration portal is tentative and still subject to change.

Website –

Registration HelpTo register for the conference, you must first have yourMSIC membership paid. You can access this through the“Membership” page on our website. Payment can be madedirectly to Sarah Caines, or via credit card or Paypal on ourwebsite. You will not be able to register for the conferenceunless you have first paid your membership. As noted thisfall, memberships now expire on August 31st of each year;they are not active one year from the date you pay yourmembership. A reminder of the membership costs:

Full Member: 1 year ($50); 2 year ($100)Available to all members of the NLTA and supervisors or directors of music. Includes voting privileges, NLTA Music Council Publications, CMEA membership, journals and newsletters. $25.00 CMEA, $25.00 MSIC

Associate Member: 1 year ($35); 2 year ($70)Available to all private music teachers or any person interested in music education. Includes voting privileges, NLTA Music Council Publications, CMEA membership, and newsletters only. $12.50 CMEA, $22.50 MSIC

Student Member: 1 year ($22.50); 2 year ($45) Available only to full-time students. Includes all privileges of fullmembership, except voting privileges. $12.50 CMEA, $8.00 MSIC

Once you are in good standing (your membership is paid),you can proceed to the conference registration. To registerfor the conference, go directly to our website and follow thelink to register. From there you will fill out some informationabout yourself and then pick the sessions you would liketo attend. Note: registering for sessions is required.Registration for sessions is first come, first served andthere are a maximum number of delegates able to attendeach session. You can always edit your choices before theconference if you change your mind. Due to attendancecaps for each individual session, we will be checking ourregistration list at the door of each session. If you are notregistered, you may not be able to attend the session.The last step is payment. Payment can be made directly toSarah Caines, or via credit card or Paypal on our website.We strongly encourage sending your payment priorto the start of the conference. 

Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on 6/14/19, 7:26 AM

Music Monday 2019

Music Monday

On Monday, May 6th we will be celebrating Music Monday 2019! Organized by the Coalition for Music Education, Music Monday is an annual national event celebrating the importance of music in our lives and especially in our schools. It began in 2005. Once again the MSIC will be creating a Music Monday video and we would love your participation. This year we will be using Oscar Peterson’s “Hymn To Freedom” for our compilation video. This is the official 2019 Music Monday anthem. All parts for various instruments and ensembles can be found on the Collation for Music Education’s Music Monday website ( Please be sure to register your school as a participant through the Music Monday website. This not only helps with advocacy and data for the Collation but there are fantastic prizes being awarded to registered schools as well.

Please send a video (filmed horizontally) of your group (choir, band, orff ensemble, etc) performing the song “Hymn to Freedom” to by April 18th, 2019. Just like last year, we will take sections of each video submission and put them all together to make our own unique take on the song!

Every school that submits a video will be entered to win a $250 prize to go toward their Music Monday celebrations! Get your video in to have your chance at the prize!

Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on 4/9/19, 7:08 AM


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MSIC Professional Development Travel Fund

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.

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