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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: michellecollins@nlesd.ca  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: http://bit.ly/2m7TxYF

Heather MacDonald Award Google Form: http://bit.ly/2k5Goyw

Jamie Wilkinson Award info/downloadable form: http://bit.ly/2kqttYo

Registration for Resonate 2019 at www.nlmsic.com

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


REGISTRATION OPENS TOMORROW, JUNE 15, WWW.NLMSIC.COM

Costs:

  • $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 – www.nlmsic.com

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 (http://coalitioncanada.ca/musicmonday/en/). 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 rebeccamcdonald1@nlesd.ca 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


RESONATE 2019: Call for Presenters

CALL FOR PRESENTERS: We are now accepting applications for presenters for Resonate 2019! Sessions will take place on Friday, October 25th in St. John's. We are accepting applications for all grade levels and focus areas but especially looking for Grade 7-12 topics, including musical theater and instrumental ensembles. Please complete the attached application for. The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2019. Follow this link for the form: https://bit.ly/2DRPQwu 


Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on 2/4/19, 11:21 AM


Jamie Wilkinson Award

 

The Jamie Wilkinson Memorial Award will be presented to a music teacher, within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, that best exemplifies the qualities of Jamie Wilkinson, namely:

a) The music teacher exhibits a passion for music.

b) The music teacher demonstrates perseverance and musically inspires her/his music students.

c) The music teacher takes great pride in her/his school music program and endeavors to encourage young musicians to enjoy all that music offers.

 

Please submit the application form (found in our "Resources" section of this website or at this link) along with two letters of support and a formal citation (maximum 250 words) which will be used for publication (some edits may occur).

 

Deadline September 30th, 2018

 

Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on 5/21/18, 3:15 PM


RESONATE 2018 CALL FOR PRESENTERS

Call for Presenters

The NLTA Music Special Interest Council invites music educators, music researchers and graduate students in music and/or education to submit a proposal for a workshop presentation at Resonate 2018, taking place in St. John’s, NL November 1-2, 2018.

Sessions run 45-50 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 the music classroom, differentiated instruction, student growth and motivation and panel discussions.

We invite all interested educators to complete the application. We have limited spaces and will be looking for presenters covering a wide range of topics, especially those noted of areas of interest by our members.

Those selected to present will receive free registration to Resonate 2018.

Deadline: March 1, 2018

https://goo.gl/forms/RAyFEmhsBDemC4jE2

Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on 2/19/18, 3:26 PM


Today is the big day!

Welcome to all our presenters, volunteers, performers, teachers, students, and all other attendees. Resonate 2017 is off to a wonderful start and we can't wait to share pictures and videos of the day on Twitter. Tag #ResonateNL so we can re-tweet you. Also keep an eye out for some Twitter and Facebook livestreams for those people who were not able to make it. Additionally, we will be adding recordings of all our sessions thanks to Jennifer Nakashima. Stay tuned for those in a few weeks!

Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on 10/27/17, 4:17 AM


Giveaways, Travel Grants, Sub List, oh my!

Happy Sunday!

A reminder that conference registration is still open. Early bird deadline is September 30th. All the details can be found in the previous news post or in the pinned post on our FB page. 

Giveaway

Register for the conference by 11:59pm on September 30th to have your name entered into a draw for a $25.00 Teachers Pay Teachers gift card. One winner will be selected and announced on October 1st. Plus, you will also receive that sweet, sweet early-bird registration price! Win-win! Register at www.nlmsic.com Good luck!

Travel Grants

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 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 30th and those receiving funding will be notified by October 10th.

Click here to access the travel grant application form!

Substitute List

We have complied an UNOFFICIAL list of music substitutes in Eastern NL. You can access it on our FB page or contact me (rebeccamcdonald1 @ nlesd) and I will forward you the link to the google doc. I have not recieved any information for substitutes in Central, Western, or Labrador - if I do, I will compile a list for those regions as well.

Newsletter

Keep your eyes peeled for our Fall newsletter hitting your inboxes very soon!

Basic Conference Details

Resonate 2017 is happening on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at the St John's Holiday Inn. Registration is expected to be completed prior to September 27th. As well, registration of specific sessions is mandatory and we will be checking registration lists at the door of each session. Early bird deadline is September 30th. Check-in is at 8:00am and sessions run from 8:45-3:30. 

Schedule and Presentor Info
Check back tomorrow for all of this information!!!!!!!

Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on 9/17/17, 6:47 PM


RESONATE 2017 -OCTOBER 27, 2017-

Resonate 2017

October 27, 2017

Holiday Inn Hotel, St. John's

Check-in 8:00am

Sessions 8:45am-3:30pm

A reminder that our conference is scheduled for October 27, 2017 and early bird registration is ongoing until September 30th. All information is available here, on our Facebook page, or in our June newsletter. It is extremely important to register prior to attendin this conference as we will be checking registration lists at the door of each session.

 

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YOU MUST BE A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING TO REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE

If you are not, go to the top of this page and click the "membership" tab. You can pay directly through the website (credit card or PayPal) or make your payment to Deanna Higdon.

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Registration for the conference is at the top of this page - click the green "registration" button

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Costs to register for the conference (this does not include NLMSIC membeship cost):

 

$60.00 early bird registration (open until September 30th)

$90.00 registration after September 30th

Full time students can attend free with their MSIC membership!

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During registration you will be asked to register for your sessions. You are required to do so. If you change your mind at a later time, you can edit your choices.

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If you have any questions about registration, please contact me (Rebecca McDonald) or Deanna Higdon. Thank you!

Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on 8/28/17, 7:42 AM


Save The Date! West Coast PD

SAVE THE DATE!

May 12th, 2017 for West Coast PD: Co-Teaching With My Video Twin
9am-3pm Corner Brook, SD Cook Building

Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on 3/3/17, 1:29 PM


RESONATE 2017 CALL FOR PRESENTERS

RESONATE 2017 CALL FOR PRESENTERS!

Please share and follow the link for the application:

https://goo.gl/forms/yHCdYT45r5nIU3xc2 Deadline: March 1st, 2017

 

 

Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on 1/18/17, 6:26 PM


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. 

Christmas Suite

Posted By: Deanna Higdon on 10/27/16, 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.

Application

Posted By: Deanna Higdon on 10/27/16, 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!

 

A & R Publishing

Posted By: Deanna Higdon on 9/29/16, 4:17 AM


Conference Sessions

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!

 

Conference Sessions

 

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 9/23/16, 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.

 

Apply for Travel Grant

Posted By: Deanna Higdon on 9/11/16, 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 6/15/16, 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.

Application

 

Posted By: Deanna Higdon on 12/13/15, 9:17 AM


Travel Grant

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 12/13/15, 8:19 AM


Welcome!!

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! :)

Deanna

Posted By: Deanna Higdon on 12/6/15, 12:11 PM