Music Monday 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 April 9, 2019, 2:08 pm
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 February 4, 2019, 6:21 pm
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
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
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!
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 www.nlmsic.com Good luck!
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.
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-
October 27, 2017
Holiday Inn Hotel, St. John's
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.
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.
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
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 March 3, 2017, 8:29 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 January 19, 2017, 1:26 am
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, 12:59 pm
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, 12:57 pm
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, 11:17 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, 5:06 pm
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, 11:57 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, 5:37 pm
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, 4:17 pm
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, 3:19 pm
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, 7:11 pm