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)
A detailed plan for the month of September that includes activities and resource suggestions in grades K-7, as well as links and 'how to' videos. This unit takes into consideration the new BC protocols and safety measures.
Music Play on line, Indigneous Singers of Canada, songfacts. com, songmeanings.com, various youtube examples of games, Guidance for Music Classes in BC During Covid-19, SD57 Restart Plan.
Submitted By Julie Fisher
Elementary Music - Online Classes
Pre-K/K-5 Primary, general music lessons and fun songs & Intermediate, World Music online classes ideas.
Submitted by Michelle Lambert
Town Hall pt. 3 - K-8 Music Education
Thank you to all BCMEA members who attended "Town Hall pt 3 - K-8 Music Education". Extra shout out to Janet Wade and Jenn Britton for answering questions!
Here is the video recording of the town hall and here is the transcript for the chat.
We will hold another Town Hall/Check-In towards the end of the first week of classes. Stay tuned!
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!**
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.)
NAfME Suggested Guidance
The National Association of Music Education (USA) has come out with a "Fall 2020 Guidance for Music Education". This guide has suggested frameworks for K-12 music classrooms.
Please use the link above to submit your online resource or project/assignment idea!