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)
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!**
DigiMusic Summer 2020 Workshops
Registration for the workshops is free but required. Check out the DigiMusic website for more details on the music challenge and the clips we have available to compose music to!
Solo Voice Unit for Secondary Choirs
Thank you to Kelly Proznick for the resource Solo Voice Unit for Secondary Choirs. It is described as "This is a process based solo singing activity, focusing on the intentional development of individual rehearsal skills and an embrace of all the "lumps" involved in the slow development of a solo song."
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.)
Online Resource List
Our Past-President, Cindy Romphf (Cedar Hill MS – Victoria – SD61) had put together an extensive list of online resources that were made free/available for educators. We will continue to monitor the resources provided and update them as needed (i.e. now requiring registration fees, continues to be free, etc.) If you have any links to online resources that should be on the list, please use the IDEA UPLOAD link to the right of here to submit.
Please use the link above to submit your online resource or project/assignment idea!