BY ALLISON TOOGOOD TIMES & TRANSCRIPT STAFF
30 JUL 2012 11:03PM
Moncton is set to host the inaugural Sistema Teacher and Leader Conference Aug. 14 to 17, which will see Sistema supporter and Canadian comedian Mary Walsh as the keynote speaker.
The conference, held by New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and Sistema New Brunswick at the Delta Beausejour, will see some of the renowned music program’s experienced faculty and staff from Canada, the United States and Venezuela, lead interactive workshops and networking opportunities. The four-day conference will lend practical tools to propel El Sistema-inspired dreams forward. Strategic considerations to building a new program, professional development for musician-teachers, program design and elements, and how to write a case and raise money, will all be discussed.
Several summit experiences in 2011, including Moncton, London and Montreal, have opened the door to information, inspiration and networking for new programs. There are now leading Sistema-inspired programs operational in every region of Canada, and many others are being planned for the fall.
The theme of Moncton’s conference is Turn Learning into Action.
There is no registration fee for the conference but those who wish to attend Walsh’s keynote speech on Aug. 14 may purchase tickets.
For more information about registration or the keynote tickets, visit sistematlc.eventbrite.com.
4 - 5:30 p.m.– Registration - Delta Beauséjour Mezzannine
6 - 6:30 p.m. – Welcome Reception - Delta Beauséjour Upper Mezzanine
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Dinner & Keynote Address - Delta Beauséjour Shediac A/B
9 - 10:30 a.m. - The Instrument Sectional – Demonstration Workshop
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – The Group Sectional (Brass, Woodwind, Strings) – Demonstration Workshop
2 - 3:15 p.m. – Workshop Session # 1
3:45 - 5 p.m. – Workshop Session # 2
7 - 8:30 p.m. – Rehearsal for the ‘Sistema TLC Ensemble’ (don’t forget to bring your instrument, or, we can provide one)
9 - 10:30 a.m. - Tutti – Demonstration Workshop
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. – Workshop Session #3
12:30 - 5 p.m. – Fun & Food - ‘Lobster Tales’ boat cruise & dinner
7 - 8:30 p.m. – Rehearsal for the “Sistema TLC Ensemble”
9 - 10:15 a.m. – Workshop Session #4
10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Workshop Session #5
1:30 - 3 p.m. – Workshop #6
3:30 - 5 p.m. – TLC Grand Finale Performance: Sistema Moncton Children’s Orchestra & Sistema TLC Ensemble