Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Music Education, Choral Concert and Workshops

Each July the Graduate Music Education program welcomes nationally recognized music education experts to serve as visiting faculty for a week-long professional development workshop. Teachers from public and private schools around New England come together at the annual workshop to refresh their curricula, brainstorm with other music educators, and learn new skills and relevant research for classroom instruction from the Music Department at Gordon College.

This week’s visiting faculty include Dr. John Feierabend, a leading authority on music and movement development in early childhood; and Dr. Chris Azzara, a pianist, arranger, author and educator, highly regarded for his important contributions to the music learning process. Over 150 music educators from across the nation are attending Gordon’s music education workshop week, which will also include an informal concert on Tuesday, July 12, at 8 p.m. in Philips Recital Hall, presented by the American Choral Directors Association. The concert is free and open to the public.

Photo: Brian Cincotta, a music teacher from Hingham High School, breaks from playing the saxophone to take notes in a special Gordon workshop titled Teaching Improvisation.

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