MEANYC is excited to announce that our new journal, Presto!, is here. You can find our first edition by clicking the button below. Thank you to our wonderful members who contributed articles for our first edition. If you are interested in writing an article for our spring edition, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for submissions showcasing things unique to your music program, any local music education news, creative strategies to teaching a specific musical skill, or tips to your music program.
No. 1, Vol. 1
Each year, I hear chorus teachers lament that students are not signing up to join chorus during the school day. Many students experience chorus in elementary school, and are ready to try something new in middle school. Students are excited by new classes available to them, such as S.T.E.M, dance, computers, art, band, drama, and other attractive options. The question remains: How can we make chorus shiny and new once again?
The Computer Tech workshop with Jim Frankel and Barbara Freedman was nothing but enlightening to a computer savvy and to the non-technological teacher. Information presented was beneficial in the music classroom as a teaching tool, a creative tool and as an assessment tool. Participants experienced first hand the MusicFirst website having been given access immediately to test drive its content with its founder. While on the other hand, Barbara Freedman noted many interesting technological elements for using equipment and software to compose music.
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