The Center for Applied Research in Musical Understanding (CARMU) sponsors a wide range of lectures and workshops for music educators at all levels. Recent events hosted or sponsored by CARMU have included lectures by Tom Barone and Gloria Ladsen-Billings. Click here to listen to Tom Barone's presentations on iTunes U.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 (9:00-Noon, 231 Varner Hall)
Guitar for the Music Classroom
Bret Hoag, Special Lecturer in Guitar
Limited number of guitars available for workshop participants. Please indicate in your registration whether you will need a guitar.
Register at <email@example.com>
Campus Map (There is parking just outside Varner Hall)
Saturday, February 2, 2013 (9:30-Noon, 231 Varner Hall)
iPads in K-12 Education
This workshop will look at how music educators can use iPads in their classrooms and beyond.
There will demonstrations, as well as opportunities to try out apps. There will be iPads to use.
Areas of focus for the workshop include:
Elementary General Music
Music for Learners with Special Needs
Apps for Educators
While there are no SCECHs attached to this workshop, Certificates of Participation will be available.
Register at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There is no fee for this workshop and iPads are available for workshop participants to use.
October 11 and 13, 2012
S. Alex Ruthmann, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Thursday October 11, 2012
6:00-7:30 pm 231 Varner Hall
Social media musicianship: Practices and implications for music education. In this talk, I'll touch on 3 main themes: social media musicianship, harnessing DIY/Maker cultures & tangible media, and embracing 20th and 21st Century musical roles, such as audio engineer and producer. I'll show exemplars of inspiring practices and put forward a framework for a "relational pedagogy" where students, teachers, creativity, expression and engagement are at the center, mediated by technology.
Saturday October 13, 2012
9:00 am-4:30 pm 226 Varner Hall (Computer Lab)
The number of participants is limited for the Saturday workshop. Please reserve your place in this free workshop <email@example.com>. All participants must bring a set of headphones for use in the computer lab.
From STEM to STE(A)M: A hands-on exploration of social and computational media musicianship. The morning will be spent experiencing video-based social media musicianship projects integrating mathematical, computational, and musical thinking using iMovie. The afternoon will focus on computational media musicianship through hands-on projects using the Scratch visual programming environment to create and perform interactive music through video games.
S. Alex Ruthmann studied performing arts technology at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor before completing MM and Ph.D. degrees at Oakland University in music education. He is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at the intersection of music education, arts computing and research. He currently serves as President of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Chair of the Creativity special research interest group of the Society for Research in Music Education, as Co-Editor of the International Journal of Education & the Arts, and serves on the editorial/advisory boards of the British Journal of Music Education and Journal of Music, Technology, and Education. His current research explores social/digital media musicianship and creativity, the development of technologies for music learning, teaching and engagement for use in schools and community-based interdisciplinary arts+computing programs. Dr. Ruthmann is currently a Co-PI on a $450,000 National Science Foundation grant exploring the teaching of computational and musical thinking. Active in social media, you can follow his curated posts on music learning, teaching and technology as @alexruthmann on Twitter and on his website at http://www.alexruthmann.com/.
In 2010-11, CARMU will proudly partner with Teaching for Understanding (TMU) to support
TMU - Teaching for Musical Understanding Workshops
Professional Development Designed
by Music Teachers for Music Teachers
Learn about TMU by visiting their website.
A look back at our 2009-10 workshops
A New Way to Frame Music Learning and Teaching – September 19, 2009
Presented by Dr. Jackie Wiggins
Jackie Wiggins is a professor of Music Education and Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Oakland University. Prior to her arrival at Oakland in 1994, Professor Wiggins taught general and choral music in New York public schools for more than twenty years. Known for her constructivist vision of music learning and teaching and for her work in children’s musical creative process, she has been an active clinician, presenter, and author in local, national and international settings.
12 Bar Blues and Improv – November 14, 2009
Presented by Mike Medvinsky
Michael Medvinsky is a general music teacher in the Brandon School District. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Oakland University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Education degree from the same university.
Songwriting for Your Students and with Your Students – February 27, 2010
Presented by Andrea Moon
Andrea currently teaches elementary vocal music in Troy. Her piano compositions have been published by the FJH Music Co., and she currently self-publishes music at www.songsforteaching.com
Integrating Centers into the Music Classroom
Presented by Anne Marie Busch
Anne Busch teaches music for kindergarten through 5th grades in the Southfield School District. She engages student learning through center rotations and various other problem solving activities.