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Sylvia Novak Pedagogy Weekend Dates: November 5th and 6th, 2011 The Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association of London Ontario is proud to present a free weekend of music and teaching-related presentations. This weekend is open to all, but registrations must be made by contacting The Aeolian. Workshops and concerts will occur: Saturday: Workshops: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Concert: 8:00 p.m. Sunday: Workshops: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Concert: 3:00 p.m. Sylvia Novak was a gifted musician and teacher who lived and worked in London Ontario. She left a legacy to ORMTA London to present annual Pedagogy Weekends. This weekend is a unique offering with its “Free” admission. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door to help ORMTA London to continue to provide educational opportunities for our community. MARKETING;; SOCIAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA MARKETING SOCIAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA Presenter: Titus Ferguson, Rtraction Social and Digital Media are terms that are often thrown about as the holy grail of marketing and promotion. In this highly interactive session I will discuss how the underlying philosophies of digital media are the same as every other form of communication. We’ll discuss how easy it is to leverage new tools and websites to grow your business and connect with potential participants. Of course we’ll spend time reviewing the most common tools, how they can be best used, and how to get the most out of your time spent online. Biography Titus Ferguson works as a Digital Media Strategist for a London based digital agency - rtraction and has over 6 years of experience with social media tools, new media marketing and online public relations. His project involvement has ranged from helping individuals and small businesses use social media to better connect to multi day arts festivals. Titus’ often delivers in-depth and relevant social media training to various stakeholders and enjoying helping people to realize the tremendous value that exists in the online world. A MODERN HISTORY OF THE PIANO,, FROM THE 20TH TO THE 21ST CENTURIES A MODERN HISTORY OF THE PIANO FROM THE 20TH TO THE 21ST CENTURIES Presenter: Steve Grega, D&S Pianos In this interactive presentation, the modern development of the Piano will be presented. Future predictions for its evolution will also be considered. Biography: Steve Grega has been a piano technician, rebuilder and tuner for almost 40 yrs. Originally from New Jersey where he learned his trade, he moved to London in 1985. Steve worked for 22 years as a staff piano technician at The University of Western Ontario. Has been co-owner with Darryl Fabiani of D&S Pianos in London Ontario for the past 5 yrs. DREAM BIG!! DREAM BIG Presenter: Suzanne Edmonston Creative marketer and classical musician, Suzanne Edmondson, puts pedal to the metal as she shares ideas and inspiration for building your brand and developing a niche in your community and your world. This presentation will include strategic overview, examples, practical takeaways, and interactive discussion. Biography: Suzanne was a very lucky kid. She grew up in the early 1960s in a Brantford, Ontario neighbourhood where practically every five-year-old on the block started piano lessons. A kindly piano teacher – Mr. Culbert - went door to door, almost like the milkman! At age six, Suzanne entered the studio of a legendary Brantford musical couple - the Perrys – vivacious Nan with her legion of piano students, and patient Mark, a church organist who taught theory and history. Piano punctuated Suzanne’s life through her childhood and teens, with lessons, recitals, Royal Conservatory exams and the annual Kiwanis Festival. It seemed a natural choice to continue with undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance (UWO, University of Victoria), and she was greatly influenced by teachers including John Paul Bracey, Dr. Damjana Bratuz, Gwen Beamish, and Robin Wood. Upon graduation, she turned her ear and her art to creating resonant marketing and community engagement campaigns for non-profit and for-profit organizations including Orchestra London, University of Western Ontario, Sunshine Foundation of Canada, and most recently, the hotel and restaurant industry. She still plays piano for her own pleasure (hello, Faure Nocturnes!), but mainly she enjoys sitting back and listening to her husband, Orchestra London oboist, Ian Franklin. GATEWAYS TO LEARNING AND MEMORY GATEWAYS TO LEARNING AND MEMORY Presenter: Clark Bryan, President ORMTA London This presentation is based on a book Mr. Bryan published in 2009 which focuses on the Physical and Psychological foundations for learning. Learning techniques will also be presented and adaptations for practical uses with music will be illustrated. Biography: Clark Bryan completed his graduate work at the University of Western Ontario. He has studied with many of the world’s most renowned pianists including Howard Shelley, Eugene List, Vladimir Askenazy, Shura Cherkasky, Ruth Slenczynska and Cécile Ousset. Clark ’s performance career has taken him to Europe , North America and Mexico . He has done performances for CBC radio and television and has recorded 12 CD’s of piano music to critical acclaim. Other notable activities have included festival adjudication, competition juries, music editing, workshops, a TEDxUWO talk and teaching. Mr. Bryan received the “Special Teacher” from ORMTA London and was named Musical Personality of the Year by the London Free Press in 2005. In 2004, Mr. Bryan purchased the Aeolian Hall in London, Ontario and is highly involved in presenting and promoting music, music education and the arts through this venue. THE LATEST RESEARCH ON TENDON PROBLEMS AND LOW BACK PAIN THE LATEST RESEARCH ON TENDON PROBLEMS AND LOW BACK PAIN Presenter: Frank Filice Musicians are athletes and should be treated as such. This presentation will provide the latest research on the nature of tendon/muscle injuries and low back pain. It will also explain the implications, prevention and treatment(s) for these injuries. Biography: Frank Filice (Bsc PT, Cert. MDT, BSc Psych) has worked as a physiotherapist at The London Health Sciences Centre for 19 years. MUSIC AND SOCIAL CHANGE MUSIC AND SOCIAL CHANGE Presenter: Ruth Wright Increasing levels of youth unrest, mental illness, addiction, suicide and crime tell us all is not well for many young people in our societies. Music education programmes such as El Sistema and Musical Futures suggest that effective, inclusive music education can have dramatic impacts on young people's attitudes, behaviour and life chances. What would be necessary for music education to effect widespread social change? In this presentation Dr Ruth Wright considers this question. Biography: Educated at the Royal Academy of Music London and the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Dr Ruth Wright has spent the last 30 years building a career as a musician, studio and classroom teacher, university professor and author. In 2009 she moved to London, Ontario to take up the position as Chair of Music Education at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests are in the areas of music and social justice, the sociology of music education and inclusion in and through music. Her book Sociology and Music Education was published by Ashgate Press in 2010. GLENN GOULD:: THE LAST RECORDING GLENN GOULD THE LAST RECORDING Presenter: Kevin Doyle Biography: Kevin Doyle is one of the world's most influential and in-demand producer/engineers. The list of artists he's worked with reads like a who's who of the music industry, and includes Van Morrison, Andrea Bocelli, Anne Murray, Kiss, Yo Yo Ma, Alannah Myles, Hall and Oates, Glenn Gould, Michelle Wright, With a style of excellence that combines creativity and finesse, Kevin was nominated the #1 Recording Engineer and the winner of 3 Juno Awards as Canada's best Mixer/engineer. And in addition has been nominated for a Grammy Award for the multiple Grammy award winning CD "Goldberg Variations" by the late Glenn Gould. Growing up in Toronto, Kevin joined his first band at age fourteen. A self-taught guitar player, he played in local bands throughout high school. At 18, he decided to focus on music production and engineering and began to study seriously with a world famous faculty at Fanshawe College in London Ontario. During summer breaks he played in local bands and produced/engineered punk rock bands. After graduating from Fanshawe in 1980, Kevin went on to record "The Demics" ground breaking EP "New York City". The success of The Demics opened the doors to "Sounds Interchange" one of Canada's premiere recording studios in Toronto. It was at this studio that Kevin initiated a unique working relationship with Glenn Gould and Bob Ezrin (Kiss). In the mid-80's, Kevin began to develop an enormously successful career as a multiple genre engineer/producer. In 1990, a Juno award was awarded to Kevin for his world class mix of Alannah Myle's "Black Velvet" CD. In the next 5 years, Kevin was nominated for a Juno Award every year, winning his second Juno for Anne Murray's "Croonin" CD. In the late 90's, Kevin traveled the world extensively working with famous artists and also volunteering his services in Africa and Russia. At the turn of the century, Kevin took a 2-year sabbatical from work and trekked the world with his 2 sons and rejoined the industry at the requests of Anne Murray and Jack Lenz (The Passion Of The Christ). In 2004 added teaching to his credentials, where he undertook a music professor role at his former Alma Matter "Fanshawe College". Recently Kevin has set up his own facility in London, Ontario, which has allowed him to work on various projects locally and internationally. MUSIC EDUCATION IN STUDIO SETTINGS--ENGAGING IN REFLECTIVE PRACTICE MUSIC EDUCATION IN STUDIO SETTINGS ENGAGING IN REFLECTIVE PRACTICE AND EDUCATING FOR INDEPENDENT MUSICIANSHIP.. AND EDUCATING FOR INDEPENDENT MUSICIANSHIP Presenter: Betty-Anne Yonkers Biography: Betty Anne Younker, Ph.D. (Northwestern University) returns to the University of Western Ontario as Dean and Professor of Music Education of the Don Wright Faculty. She was on faculty from 1997-200 during which time she was awarded the Dr. Pedro Goldman Award Faculty of Music Students Council. In addition, she was awarded the distinguished Alumnus of the Year by Pennsylvania State University College of Arts and Architecture (2008). Before returning to UWO, Younker was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include critical and creative thinking within the disciplines of philosophy and psychology. Publications include articles in national and international journals and chapters in several books. Paper presentations have occurred at state, national, and international conferences. Before appointments at the university level, Dr. Younker taught in band, choral, and general music settings in the public school system as well as taught flute students from beginning to university levels of performance. Presently she serves on several editorial boards and committees for a variety of professional organizations. UNIVERSITY,, COMMUNITY AND CLASSROOM CONNECTIONS:: RE--ENGAGING UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY AND CLASSROOM CONNECTIONS RE ENGAGING YOUTH IN MUSIC EDUCATION THROUGH EL SISTEMA AND MUSICAL FUTURES.. YOUTH IN MUSIC EDUCATION THROUGH EL SISTEMA AND MUSICAL FUTURES Presenter: Leslie Linton Music is an integral component through which educators are able to engage children and youth in local and broader contexts. University, community and school board partnerships may provide an essential link between opportunities and possibilities for participation in musical activities. This presentation will review two projects which are currently being piloted in London, Ontario and explore the implications for the private music teacher. The first is an orchestral program called “El Sistema” which is aimed towards at-risk youth who may not have other opportunities for after-school music activities. This program will provide music lessons, orchestral instruments and ensemble performance opportunities to children and youth in the London area. Clark Bryan of Aeolian Hall is launching this program in October 2011. A second "El Sistema"program is scheduled to begin later this year at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The second project is called “Musical Futures” and seeks to re-engage intermediate and senior students with classroom music education through instruction on traditional rock band instruments. Using non-formal and informal teaching techniques, students are encouraged to build on their existing passion for music and actively participate in the music making process. This pilot project, which has already been successfully implemented in the UK, is currently in progress under the direction of Dr. Ruth Wright of the Don Wright Faculty of Music. Biography: Leslie Linton is currently a PhD student at the University of Western Ontario with a focus in music education. Ms. Linton is actively involved with the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association, and is currently serving as past-president of the London Branch. Ms. Linton is interested in topics such as sociology and music education, preserves teacher education, elementary music education and critical pedagogy. Her education includes a B.Mus(Ed), B.Ed, M.Mus(Ed) and has taught music in the elementary classroom, private studio setting and university. She currently teaches Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Music at the Faculty of Education, the University of Western Ontario and is a Teaching Assistant at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, UWO. Leslie Linton, B.Mus., B.Ed., M.Mus., PhD (Candidate) Lecturer, Faculty of Education, UWO Teaching Assistant, Don Wright Faculty of Music, UWO Past-President – Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Associations, London Branch “USING YOGA TO MAINTAIN THE BODY AND SPIRIT AS A MUSICIAN” “USING YOGA TO MAINTAIN THE BODY AND SPIRIT AS A MUSICIAN” Presenter: Lotus Why Biography: Lotus Why has been teaching yoga for ten years and most recently received her Anusara InspiredTM Yoga teacher designation. She continues to teach adults, children and seniors. She assisted and instructed in the Lotus Centre’s Teacher Training program. Although a teacher of yoga, to Lotus yoga is the true teacher. The journey of yoga deepens our awareness on a physical, emotional and spiritual level, and through intention, alignment and action we connect with freedom, our essential nature. This is yoga.
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