BCMEA Check-In Videos
Here are the links and recordings from the last few BCMEA Check-Ins.
Feb 24 (LSA/District Contacts)
Mar 9 (Elementary Specific)
Mar 10 (Middle/Secondary Specific)
Bell Covers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNLzgbgP4SI&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=RyanCho
DIY Flute Masks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7d365_KOk4&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=RyanCho
Submitted by Ryan Cho
Brian Balmages play-along on smartmusic
It's free and basically has balmages conducting the player while they read/record the music off their screen in time with the recording playback. Pretty awesome!
Submitted by Albert Chan
VIFF AMP Talent Accelerator Program
Call for Applications: Emerging musicians, composers, managers, and aspiring music supervisors. The main way to attend the Music in Film Summit is through the AMP Talent Accelerator Program, which is free. Once applications close, we will announce pass availability and cost.
Submitted by Sharon Engbrecht
Town Hall pt. 2 - Recording & Transcript
Thank you again to Janet Wade & Christin Reardon MacLellan for their AMAZING work for the Guidelines for Music Classes in BC During COVID-19 and their leadership in the town hall!
Here is the video recording of the town hall and the transcript of the chat.
Our next Town Hall/Roundtable will be on Wed Aug 26 at 7pm, with a focus on K-8 Music Education. This will be a brainstorm of ideas to ensure safety of our Music Educators, as well as our students.
Updated Guidance Documents
Here are the list of the most updated Guidance Documents for Music Educators.
BC Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for K-12 Setting
BCMEA/CMEBC Guidance for Music Classes in BC During COVID-19
Let's Sing - Safety Considerations and Guidelines for in-Person Singing
**Please note - the Ministry of Education document references the BCMEA/CMEBC Guidance for further procedures!**
Virtual Concert Band
Posted by Sarah Wilson.
Making Music Together, Apartdrive.google.com/open?id=102rSQoVnD1AFubXK0Y2jLELELo371CuR! It is uncertain when we can meet with our beloved bands together in person again, so I have developed a way for us to embrace this challenge by performing music together - apart! This is an opportunity to welcome members into our VIRTUAL band from all over the world! THAT is something to smile about! All levels, all instruments, all geographic locations are welcome. There is a small fee to reserve the seat in order to cover part of the cost of the project. If it is truly a financial burden, the seat reservation fee can be waived.
Thank you to Jonathan Krueger for creating the resource, Note Pyramids. He describes it as "Series of activities designed to help students identify key signatures, and to write sol-fege into their music. Tonal centre identification and do, re, mi pattern recognition."
BCMEA/CMEBC Guidelines for Music Classes
Thank you to Janet Wade (WJ Mouat Secondary), Christin Reardon MacLellan (President CMEBC, VSO Division of Education, and UBC School of Music) and their team of amazing music educators for putting together the BCMEA/CMEBC "Guidelines for Music Classes in BC" This living document will serve as a guide for all of us as we navigate through the different stages of the BC K-12 Education Restart Plan. This will be updated as needed and may be expanded as new information becomes available.
Thank you to Jonathan Kruger for these great resources for choir/vocal classes.
- Rhythm Boot Camp (great for Kodaly rhythm speaking)
- The Mad Minute/Note Naming Sheets (great for all music classes. Available for Treble & Bass Clef.)
Please use the link above to submit your online resource or project/assignment idea!