Resonate 2018 Conference
The NLMSIC is pleased to be offering a wide variety of sessions for Resonate 2018. 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 November 1st and 2nd at the Holiday Inn, St. John's. Please see below for the tentative conference schedule.

November 1
5:30pm Registration
7:00pm Keynote/Awards
8:00pm Social
November 2
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


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 May 21, 2018, 10:15 pm


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

Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on February 19, 2018, 10:26 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 October 27, 2017, 11:17 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. 


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 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.


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 September 18, 2017, 1:47 am

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.




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.


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


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!


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.


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

Posted By: A. Rebecca McDonald on August 28, 2017, 2:42 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.
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.

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.

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