ABOUT THE COURSE
Session 1 : Moving Musical Concepts
This practical workshop will present movement experiences as an opportunity to support the exploration and learning of musical concepts. Exploring the links between music and movement provides infinite possibilities to engage students, through physical, cognitive and emotional experiences. These easy-to-use activities will look at how movement can be used as a tool for creative thinking, collaboration and assessment in the classroom.
Session 2 : Music Technology Beyond the Computer
This session explores how web-based music programs can be used in the classroom to explore musical concepts and creativity. Participants will have the opportunity to create loops and other compositions which will be used to support other elements including literature, live performances and interactive displays.
26th & 27th Sep 2020
Saturday & Sunday
2.00pm to 3.30pm
SGD 80 (covers both days)
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Michelle Rollins has been the specialist music and drama teacher at Waverley College Junior School for the past 24 years. As well as classes she directs a stomp group and conducts a 50 voice boys choir. Michelle also directs the school’s Wakakirri item (story telling through drama and dance) which includes 100 boys each year.
She holds a Bachelor of Education (primary) from CSU and a Bachelor of Arts (hons. in Ethnomusicology) from UNE. She also holds a L.Mus.A (AMEB) in singing.
Michelle sings with the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus and works as a piano accompanist with a special interest in Lieder and Operatic repertoire. Michelle is also a regular presenter for Musica Viva in schools and will be presenting sessions in NSW and ACT in 2020.
Michelle is the current National (ANCOS) vice-president and State (OSANSW) president. She was the convenor of the 2018 ANCOS national conference (Bridge) and the 2017 and 2019 NSW state conferences. Michelle was privileged to attended the IOSF in Salzburg in 2019 and again in 2020 as a representative of ANCOS.
In her spare time Michelle attends regular dance classes and has just begun studying Arabic drumming.