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Emerging from the Chrysalis: Beyond Notes and Rhythms for Middle School Ensembles

  • Wendy Matthews, Wayne State University,
  • Abby Butler, Wayne State University
  • Date:Saturday, January 27
  • Time:2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:Amway - Vandenberg
  • Session Type:Lecture
  • What is the target audience for this session::Choral, Strings, Band
  • What is the level for this session::MS/JH

How do directors get middle school students to think beyond notes and rhythms to develop a deeper understanding of music? Using Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) as a framework, this session will offer engaging and creative strategies for inspiring students to think about musical expression, harmony, texture, and form. Come check out our ideas for games, props, and other interactive tools to transform your vocal and instrumental rehearsals into something EPIC!

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