Melbourne Music Summit: Schedule

Day One – Monday 24 August

5.30pm
WELCOME
Sophie Galaise, MSO Managing Director
KEYNOTE
Dr Anita Collins ‘The Music Advantage’
Based on Anita’s upcoming book, this session will give attendees an insight into her years of extensive research and learnings with regard to music’s effects on the brain, with particular regard to children’s development.
Q&A Session
7pm
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Day Two – Tuesday 25 August

  SPECIALIST PRIMARY / SECONDARY GENERALIST PRIMARY
5.30pm
Building Your Toolbox: Practical Strategies for the Specialist Music Classroom
This session gives attendees the opportunity to share their rich knowledge and experience with colleagues as well as get to the nub of their questions. What works, what do you use every day in the classroom, how do students respond in different scenarios and why is that important to share? Sarina Walter facilitates this practical workshop session for attendees to hone in on those priceless gems we never have time to share.
Presenter: Sarina Walter
PizzIMMERSION: Music & Focus 1
Supported by the Department of Education and Training Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program, PizzIMMERSION is designed to give generalist classroom teachers a fun and accessible entry point into delivering music-inspired learning experiences in the classroom. Attendees will be introduced to simple activities to add to their toolbox to engage their students in an inherently more musical classroom. Activities that are easily used to focus students and feature group work. Perfect for brain breaks, to change pace between lessons or ‘reset’ the class. These sessions will also enhance specialist primary school teachers’ existing knowledge.
Presenter: Ellen Block
6.15pm
Conducting masterclass
Ingrid Martin leads this interactive session, outlining effective conducting techniques and providing hands on knowledge and direction to attendees/conductors as they work directly with MSO musicians. Attendees will learn how to elicit the very best out of every ensemble.
Presenter: Ingrid Martin
Classic Kids: The Planets
A performance of Gustav Holst’s The Planets designed for children aged 5-10, introduced and hosted by MSO Cybec Assistant Conductor Nicholas Bochner.
Presenter: Nicholas Bochner
7pm
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Day Three – Wednesday 26 August

  SPECIALIST SECONDARY GENERALIST PRIMARY
5.30pm
Music program recruitment strategies
This session will equip attendees to incorporate the whole school community into the recruitment process, including school administration, current students, parents, staff and feeder primary schools. David will share the way he collects and uses data to not just help with instrument selection and allocation, but to aid in the ongoing search for additional funding!
Presenter: David Hirst
PizzIMMERSION: Music & Focus 2
Supported by the Department of Education and Training Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program, PizzIMMERSION is designed to give generalist classroom teachers a fun and accessible entry point into delivering music-inspired learning experiences in the classroom. Attendees will develop skills learnt in the earlier session and have the opportunity to interact and gain confidence with the tools. Attendance at Levell 1 session is NOT essential. These sessions will also enhance specialist primary school teachers’ existing knowledge.
Presenter: Ellen Block
6.15pm
Inclusive Music: Differentiation for special needs (primary and secondary)
Differentiation in class is a challenge in most classrooms. This session will support teachers in their work with additional needs students including behavioural and sensory sensitivity requirements.
Presenter: Karen Kyriakou
Beethoven Bites 1
Did Beethoven teach us everything we need to know about music in one symphony? Join us for a journey of musical discovery specially and get to know Ludwig van Beethoven by exploring his seventh symphony in delicious, bite-size pieces. Hosted and introduced by Sylvia Hosking, MSO Schools Program Manager.
Presenter: Sylvia Hosking
7pm
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Day Four – Thursday 27 August

  SPECIALIST SECONDARY GENERALIST PRIMARY
5.30pm
Planning for Music Program Success: Building Music Culture in Schools
Planning for success first requires you to define what success sounds like in your school. James shares his personal experience of growing a music program exponentially with essential tools and ideas to use right now.
Presenter: James Le Fevre
PizzIMMERSION Music & Engagement 1
Supported by the Department of Education and Training Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program, PizzIMMERSION is designed to give generalist classroom teachers a fun and accessible entry point into delivering music-inspired learning experiences in the classroom. Attendees will learn engaging activities which encourage students to explore skills such as coordination, team building and creative expression and may be useful as a basis for teaching curriculum and performance. The activities have scope for more extension and project use. This session will also enhance specialist primary school teachers’ existing knowledge.
Presenter: Sarina Walter
6.15pm
Engaging your ensemble through repertoire choice and planning
Ensembles thrive with strong vision and appropriate choices made for them by their leaders. In this session attendees will learn how to get the best out of all ensembles with clear guidelines for repertoire and efficient planning from two of Melbourne’s most experienced music educators, Ingrid Martin & James De Rozario.
Presenters: Ingrid Martin and James De Rozario
PizzIMMERSION Music & Engagement 2
Supported by the Department of Education and Training Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program, PizzIMMERSION is designed to give generalist classroom teachers a fun and accessible entry point into delivering music-inspired learning experiences in the classroom. Attendees will learn engaging activities which encourage students to explore skills such as coordination, team building and creative expression and may be useful as a basis for teaching curriculum and performance. The activities have scope for more extension and project use. This session will also enhance specialist primary school teachers’ existing knowledge.
Presenter: Sarina Walter
7pm
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Day Five – Friday 28 August

5.30pm
WELCOME
John Nolan, Director of Learning, Engagement and Innovation
MSO Schools’ Season 2021 Showcase
KEYNOTE
Bring your glass of wine and join Deborah as she raises a passionate call to arms about the importance of educators’ roles in the future of the arts.

Deborah Cheetham AO ‘Meet me at the Barricade’
In Australia the battle for critical thought and artistic enlightenment has reached a new level of intensity. How are we to meet an increasing desire for cultural competency in a both meaningful and sustainable way and how will this help our arts community win not only the battle but end the war on culture in Australia?
7pm
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