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International Centre for Community Music (ICCM) and the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community (LCMC) invite you for a weekend conference exploring perspectives on the impact of music in a variety of community sectors at the International Community Music Conference. Event Information
Venue: Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Date: May 11 to 13, 2017 Cost
Full conference: $125 CAD
Full registration includes opening reception, networking lunches and nutrition breaks on Friday and Saturday.
Students (includes part-time students): $75 CAD
Day rate: $65 CAD
Day rate student: $50 CAD
Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, Brisbane, Australia
Mary Cohen, Iowa City, USA
Glen Carruthers, Dean of Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University Target Participants
Community musicians and facilitators.
Undergraduate and graduate music students.
Improvisors, composers, songwriters.
Social innovators and change makers.
Activists who care about community building and justice issues.
People interested in growing in community music practice.
Attention Music School Studio Teachers and Administration
Symposium sessions will be offered on modern technology in teaching, changing demographics, reinvigoration of traditional methods and non-traditional practices.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Speaker: Glen Carruthers, Dean, Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music
The Borders are Open: Community Music in Institutional Settings Topic:
Time: 7 p.m. A welcome reception with live music follows the keynote.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Speaker: Mary Cohen, University of Iowa, U.S.
Topic: Music in Incarcerated Settings
Time: Friday morning.
Day 2 will also include:
Laurier Singers and Percussion Ensemble perform GAHU (Ghanaian singing, drumming and dancing)
Symposia including topics on Music and Older People (Andrea Creech), Music and Leisure (Roger Mantie), Embracing Diversity (Deanna Yerichuk and Rich Marsella) and on Understanding Community Music (Lee Higgins and Lee Willingham)
Scholarly papers/posters Networking lunch
Workshops on Making Music with those in Challenging Circumstances (Phil Mullen), Making Music from Scratch (Pete Moser) and Yoga Nidra (Mary Cohen)
Engaging in Community Music, An Introduction with authors Lee Higgins and Lee Willingham Dinner
Song sharing/jam session with Pete Moser
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Speaker: Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
Topic: Learning from First Peoples' Traditions
Day 3 will also include:
Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving, Darren Thomas
Good Hearted Women Singers (Mino Ode Kwewak N'gamowak)
Symposia including topics on Building Bridges through Song (Kelly Laurila) and How to Play Your World (Rich Marsella)
Scholarly papers/posters Gospel Choir workshop with Karen Burke (founder and Director of the Toronto Mass Choir)
Paper and Poster Presenters
A Sound Education: Promoting Individual and Collective Musicality Through Directed Improvisation
Music In Three Dimesions
Sustaining a 'Portfolio' Career in Music
Musical Opportunities for the Underserved: Providing an engaging and inclusive musical learning space for urban homeless communities
Virtual Collective Music Communities on YouTube
The Artful Wellness Project: Chamber Music in Unlikely Community Settings
Why aren’t there more choirs like this? Choral Singing with Older Adults Diagnosed with Dementia
Before you bridge, you must support: Creating a learning community through practice sharing as early-career researchers
Participatory music in disadvantaged situations: black students in a white university
Effects of Participatory Music Making in a Children's Community Music Ensemble
Tracking a Transformative Experience: Impressions of Students and Teachers in an Adult Group Piano Class
The Role of Community Music in the Revitalisation of Indigenous Languages in Canada
Locating Music's Role in Caring Communities: Introducing the Ten Domains of Music Care Framework
Music Technology As An Intuitive and Inclusive Pathway to Musical Thinking, Learning, and Doing
The effect of a community program on older adults' quality of life and well-being: Canada Enoch Senior's College (CESC) for Korean immigrant seniors
Reframing Musical Learning Contexts as a Community of Practice in Higher Music Education
Connecting with and honouring the Indigenous community through music education
Spirit of the North: The songs, hopes and dreams of First Nations Youth
And the melody stills lingers on: Building social, cultural and educational capital through community music participation
Musical Identities, Personal Identities: Performance for Children with Exceptionalities
The ‘Voices for Change’ Program: Creating Collaborative Communities through Music
All Voices Together: Exploring Youth Self-Expression and Inclusion in Community Singing
Creative Community Composition
Complex Opportunities: Embracing Intersections Among Music, Meaning, and Well-Being in Intentionally Inclusive Communities
Mennonite Mass Choir: 50 years of Community Music in Practice
How can Music Educators adapt Community Music Values to Address Gender Issues in Music Education
Changing the Culture of Care with Music: A Model for Training Music Care Advocates
Mindfulness and Empathetic Considerations for Music Ensemble Directing
We were learning together and it felt good that way.” An outpatient oncology ukulele experience
Church Choirs? What makes them distinctive:Their applications to Community Music
Carnival as a site of diverse community music practices in Grenada, West Indies
Move over Jimi Hendrix! Guitar Orchestras: an exciting alternative in Music Education
Connecting ideas to practice: the influence of Community Music in the development of a recent graduate’s philosophy of music education in a private studio setting.
Contemplative Chants: Merging Ancient Traditions into a Contemporary Form of Prayer and Healing
Effectiveness of Community Music Facilitation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Special-Education Classrooms
Jashen Zullo and Justin Edwards
Composing Within the Confines of a Juvenile Youth Detention Center
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