Da Capo Conference
The Da Capo conference is a one day professional development event that includes workshops and seminars designed to enrich the learning of music educators. Past topics have included working with vocal jazz ensembles, creating a pit band for your musical, preparing and directing an elementary musical, selecting junior high band repertoire, starting a jazz band rhythm section, accessing programs and services of the Manitoba Band Association (MBA), negotiating a successful job interview, reinforcing conducting fundamentals, and much more!
The Brandon University Music Educators Association (BUSMEA) has been preparing for our annual Da Capo Conference! Da Capo is a one-day professional development conference that provides, music educators of all levels, a chance to participate in workshops and seminars. These sessions are designed to further professional development of music educators and allows for networking opportunities among music educators. This year, Da Capo will be held on January 19th 2019 at Brandon University in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building. Our Keynote Speaker is Michael Brandon from Selkirk Manitoba. He will be sharing his knowledge on the cultural and pedagogical foundations in a band room. He recently spoke at the Saskatchewan Music Education Conference and has received a multitude of positive feedback on this topic. You can look forward to hearing about the pillars of a strong music program (cultural and pedagogical) and your ideal vision of a band program in the context of its larger purpose and design at this keynote. We have a variety of sessions lined up for the 2019 Da Capo Conference including ORFF presentations, technology in the classroom, differences between male and female learners, fiddling, conducting workshops, captivating the masses with choral repertoire and more! Educators such as Kevin Doell, Roberta Matheson, Jack Hodge, Justine Burke, Graydon Cramer, Taylor Schmidt and Dr. Wendy McCallum will be sharing their knowledge on these subjects with conference participants. Mark your calendars for the 2019 Da Capo conference on Saturday, January 19th, 2019. For more information or to register for Da Capo, go to https://www.brandonu.ca/busmea/da-capo-conference/
The eleventh annual Da Capo Conference was held on January 20st, 2018.