Teacher Training in Music Technology Workshops

Integrating Composition and MIDI/Music Technology to foster a creative environment

At St Andrew’s College we have developed a great culture of having students push themselves in composition because they love the creative process, not just to ‘bank’ credits. Music technology is an integral part of helping students become self-motivated. Using MIDI technology, recording interfaces and their mixing skills students are able to produce high quality tracks like the ones my students produced here on Spotify.

Recently one of my students won the "Play It Strange" Lion Foundation competition for New Zealand and we regularly have students as national finalists. Music technology is integral to their process to move beyond just composing for a task to producing something they are happy to publish to Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube.

 

Overview of the workshop:

  • introducing junior students to the compositional process using notation and music tech tasks

  • using ‘basic’ recording/composition software such as Soundtrap, Bandlab & GarageBand with junior classes

  • options for free recording/composition software at senior levels (Ableton Live Intro, Reaper, Waveform Free)

  • designing group collaborative tasks

  • creating a positive culture of creativity

  • integrating Music Technology and 'Radio' Unit Standards to create a course that caters for all learners

  • creating a portfolio of composition for the new NCEA 1.4 - Create original music.

  • structuring composition for the new NCEA level 1

Cost: $169 + GST
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Payment is due on receipt of invoice and must be paid in advance. No refunds will be given for non-attendance.

Please note: morning tea will be provided but you will need to provide your own lunch.

VENUES AND DATES

WELLINGTON

Monday 26 September, 2022

9.30am – 2.30pm

Rongotai College

TAURANGA

Thursday 29 September, 2022

9.30am – 2.30pm

Tauranga Boys College

AUCKLAND

Tuesday 27 September, 2022

9.30am – 2.30pm

SAE Institute

CHRISTCHURCH

Saturday1 October, 2022

9.30am – 2.30pm

St Andrew's College

Day structure (subject to slight changes):

9.00am
Laptop setup time, tea and coffee


9.30am
Welcome and Intro

Overall compositional philosophy and practices  ‘Fostering a Creative Culture’

9.45am – 10.45am

Session One  |  Years 9–10

11.00am – 12.00pm
Session Two  |  Year 11

 

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Session Three  |  Year 12

 

1.45pm – 2:30pm
Session Four  |  Year 13

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Dunedin and Auckland Workshops in April 2019

“I enjoyed the workshop, it was informative and interactive.

I am planning my term 2 classes directly based on what I've learned.”