Our Teacher Professional Development Program is designed to support growth and improvement in the professional knowledge and practice of ensemble music education for Victorian teachers of music.
Would you like to confidently select repertoire for your ensemble that will both inspire and challenge your students?
With guidance from esteemed music educator Monte Mumford, learn to choose the right repertoire to achieve your ensemble’s desired educational outcomes.
Create a long term plan for your ensemble and your school by building an efficient and sustainable music library.
Course Dates: 15 May 2017 – 3 June 2017 (3 Weeks)
Location: Online and School of Music, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne
Educator: Monte Mumford
Course Duration: 10 Hours (minimum)
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During the course, seven hours of study are undertaken flexibly online within the specified dates. The course culminates in a three hour in-person session on the final day with fellow participants and the course educator at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. See Melbourne Youth Orchestras’ renowned Ensemble Program in action and consolidate your learning with the course educator. Lunch is provided.
The course will include the following topics:
- Connecting your education philosophy and personal experience to your choice of repertoire
- The art of choosing repertoire – an analysis of both educational and musical aspects when considering your selection
- Building and maintaining a library – considering all facets including finance, long-term planning, relevant music and legalities
- Troubleshooting a variety of situations and challenges when using your repertoire
You will be able to:
- Analyse and assess repertoire to fit your ensemble’s educational and artistic needs
- Understand and execute effective score analysis and associated study methods
- Choose appropriate repertoire and learn to formulate effective concert programming
- Effectively build a library with a long shelf-life reflecting your designated budget and appropriate educational goals
Victorian Music educators currently teaching in the field, or for instructors and teachers who work with musical ensembles. Applicants should be able to read music scores, develop rehearsal plans and demonstrate basic conducting techniques. Previous ensemble conducting/ leading experience is beneficial, but not essential. It is advantageous for participants to have completed the MYO Teacher Professional Development Program ‘Fundamentals of Effective Ensembles’ Course prior to the commencement of this course, although it is not compulsory. To ensure that this course is suitable for you, interested new participants will be asked additional questions regarding their current knowledge in ensemble pedagogy through the online application.
Monte Mumford has an international reputation as a conductor, educator, adjudicator and clinician. He contributes regularly to the field of music education through conference presentations, publications, professional development offerings, and masterclasses. He is in demand as a guest conductor, music education consultant and adjudicator, providing performance strategies and professional development for music educators, administrators and students alike. Mumford has worked with many professional ensembles throughout his career. As a trombonist he has extensive performance experience with a number of Australian, American, British, New Zealand Turkish and other international symphonic, chamber groups, jazz ensembles and show bands. He most recently served as Associate Professor of Music at University of Northwestern, Minnesota, USA, as Director of Bands and Head of Brass, Winds and Percussion