Fall 2021: Rebuilding Our Musical World Series

Fall 2021: Rebuilding Our Musical World Series

Fall 2021: Rebuilding Our Musical World Series

 Click here to register for any of the sessions below!

Live Sound Workshop for Music Educators


*Sponsored by Coles Music Service

This is a 7 hour hands-on workshop with Barbara Adams, Lecturer – Sound Reinforcement & Music Technology and will cover topics including microphone types, signal flow through a console and PA system, acoustic considerations, and much more. It will be held on-site at Boyd Hall at Rowan University and is designed to help educators in K-12 settings understand live sound theories and techniques to help them deliver better concert performances in their schools. We will cover how to work with the gear they have, understand how to determine what gear they may need, and how they can involve their own students in more technical roles.

Presenter: Professor Barbara Adams, Rowan University Professor of Sound Reinforcement- Music Technology

Dates: Saturdays: September 25, 2021 & October 2, 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Where: Wilson Hall & Online (This is a hybrid session) (Attendees will select in person for the full course or virtual via zoom for 1 hour on each day). 

This session is FREE!


 

Rebuilding Our Programs, Our Voices, and Our Purpose

An interactive, retrospective yet forward-thinking approach to making secondary music in a quasi-post-COVID world.  What we have learned, who we have become, who we want to be, and how we might journey forward.

Presenter: Dr. Christopher Thomas, Rowan University Director of Choral Activities

Date: Wednesday: October 6, 2021 

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Wilson Hall & Online (This is a hybrid session)

This session is FREE!



Conducting for All: How to Achieve More Effective and Inspiring Nonverbal Communication

As we return to rehearsals with our ensembles, it is more important than ever to create an inviting atmosphere for musical collaboration and learning. This interactive session will explore exercises and discuss strategies for “clearing away the cobwebs” of conducting technique and enlivening passion on the podium. This 2-hour workshop is for Elementary, Middle and High School Band, Orchestra and Chamber. BYOB! (Bring Your Own Baton!)

Presenter: Dr. Joseph Higgins, Rowan University Director of Bands

Date: Wednesday: October 27, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Wilson Hall & Online (This is a hybrid session)

This sessions is FREE!


  

To beat, or not to beat?

This interactive conducting workshop will explore how beating less can lead to more expressive conducting gestures and greater artistic freedom.

Presenter: Dr. Jiannan Cheng, Rowan University Director of Orchestras

Date: Wednesday: November 10, 2021 

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m

Where: Wilson Hall & Online (This is a hybrid session)

This session is FREE!



Rebuilding FUNdamentals for String Students!

After a year of virtual and hybrid teaching, let’s take some time to help strings students rebuild and strengthen their technique in a fun and innovative way! We will be using everyday household items to correct postures, work on left wrists being relaxed, not have tension holding the bow, and even vibrato for beginners through advanced players! We will focus on bow technique, sounding points, and making repetition FUN!

Presenter: Sue On, Rowan Youth String Orchestra Artistic Music Director

Date: Sunday: November 7, 2021 

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

This session is FREE!