Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3.00 – 4.15 pm
In Session Two students may choose one of the following three options:
- Conducting 1 – 4
- Repertoire & Pedagogy with Susan Brumfield
- Musical Listening with James Cuskelly & Singing Games with Lucinda Geoghegan
Conducting classes are offered at four levels as required and will be taught over four days. Students beginning this course on Monday will be expected to attend all four sessions. Details of each level are provided here.
Repertoire & Pedagogy
Four consecutive classes will be offered twice: first in Session Two with a repetition of the material in Session Three each day to enable those wishing to do conducting to also include Susan’s class in their programme. Susan’s sessions will draw from her series, First We Sing! Participants will explore songs and games from songbooks one and two, and discover ways to incorporate them into a Kodály literacy sequence, as well as delve deeply into their use in developing other musical skills. Susan will also demonstrate activities for practice in all skill areas, drawing from the First, We Sing Activity Card pack. Materials in the series will be available for purchase.
Three consecutive classes will be offered twice: first in Session Two with a repetition of the material in Session Three each day to enable those wishing to do conducting to include James’s classes in their programme.
Lucinda Geoghegan (Friday)
This will be a “hands on” session during which participants will experience a range of Singing Games suitable for the Primary classroom and beyond. A variety of different games will be explored including clapping games, ball games, passing games and more. This class will be repeated in Session Three.