Why hold a virtual CMP gathering this year?
With the cancellation of the Wisconsin Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance (CMP) summer workshop scheduled for June 2020 at Lawrence University, we along with so many arts organizations know there is a need to help support teachers and students in music classrooms. With the support of Wisconsin Music Educators Association and Wisconsin School Music Association, the Wisconsin CMP Committee plans to offer an online opportunity for music teachers in August.
How can CMP help us in these times?
The Wisconsin CMP Committee exists to offer all music teachers professional development through exploration and practice using the CMP Model to plan for student instruction. The intent is that by August most teachers will have a better idea of what their schools will demand and what classrooms will look like. Taking a few hours in August to learn or reconnect with the model will help teachers focus on what music instruction can still do regardless of the platform used. Special emphasis will be placed on the affective outcome and ways to engage and connect with students.
What is CMP and why would I be interested in this opportunity?
CMP is short for Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance. Used by music teachers across the state of Wisconsin and beyond, it is a model for planning music instruction for students of all ages and in all musical contexts. The model guides teachers as they plan for repertoire selection, practical score analysis, writing rich outcomes, inventing creative strategies, and the implementation of assessment activities.
Prepare to think deeply and reflect on how the CMP model can inspire and transform your teaching, especially in these tumultuous times. This gathering is for all teachers (band, choir, general music, studio) at all levels, for those with some CMP experience and those who want to learn about the model for the first time!
$25 for WMEA members. $30 for non WMEA members. No border restrictions! No travel expenses! Attend one, two, three or four of the virtual sessions.
Dates and Times: August 12 & 13, 2020 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
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