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Make Music Day 2021 (Technology in Music Education at Sydney Conservatorium of Music)
June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
After dealing with a pandemic in 2020 and juggling with hybrid teaching into 2021, we have decided to amplify our amazing musicians and pre-service music educators and take part in the world-wide celebration – Make Music Day!
Make Music Day is a free celebration of music making around the world, on 21 June. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 750 cities in 120 countries.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. It’s a DIY Music Festival! Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — can organise their own gig, or join the many organisations that will host events, to share their music with friends, neighbours, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.
Our Music Education students have spent the semester in the Technology in Music Education course discussing philosophy and pedagogy, learning gun technology skills and putting it all together in practice. They have learned how to create interactive media to aid musical learning for children of all ages, including activities in performing, listening and composing.
In their final assignment, students negotiated a project that they wanted to work on that involved learning or extending a technology-related skill, or grappling with the philosophies and pedagogies discussed.
To celebrate Make Music Day, our students will be sharing their best-practice, media rich resources for 21st Century learning. Join us for two sessions on 21 June (we have over 50 students taking this course!) for a trade show style event with students either performing or showing their projects at their individual booths. All are welcome – particularly school-aged music students, school music teachers and anyone who loves music and technology. Hosted by Dr James Humberstone.