The 2023 PMEA D1 Workshop invites you to embark on a journey of musical exploration this fall. Our session, titled **"Popular Music Pedagogy: Approaches, Repertoire, & Techniques,"** promises to be a dynamic and enlightening experience for educators and music enthusiasts alike. Dive into the world of popular music and discover innovative ways to incorporate it into your K-12 music classroom.
Unlocking the Power of Popular Music:
Popular music is a vibrant and influential force in today's musical landscape. Its appeal is undeniable, making it a potent tool for engaging students and fostering a deeper appreciation for music. In this workshop, we will guide you through the process of effectively integrating popular music into your curriculum.
1. Identifying Pedagogical Approaches: Embrace pedagogical approaches to popular music, such as encouraging student choice, utilizing iconic notation, and promoting public performances. Understand how these approaches can enhance the learning experience and ignite students' passion for music.
2. Selecting Repertoire with Purpose: Learn to choose repertoire for a popular music ensemble based on its educational and musical value. We will discuss criteria for selecting songs that are not only engaging but also provide valuable learning opportunities.
3. Mastering Techniques for Modern Band Ensembles: Explore essential techniques for teaching instruments commonly used in modern band ensembles. Whether it's guitar, keyboard, or drums, our experts will equip you with the skills and strategies to guide your students effectively.
Why Attend "Expanding the Horizon":
The 2023 PMEA D1 Workshop, themed "Expanding the Horizon," is your chance to expand your musical horizons and enrich your teaching toolkit. Our "Popular Music Pedagogy" session is just one of many exciting opportunities awaiting you at this year's event.
Date & Location:
Don't miss out on this enriching experience! Join us on November 4th at Seton Hill University and immerse yourself in the world of popular music pedagogy. Whether you're a seasoned educator or a new teacher looking to invigorate your music classroom, this workshop has something for everyone.
Register now and be a part of a transformative musical journey!