For Your Audiation, December 2021

November 29, 2021

Please enjoy the latest installment of For Your Audiation.  

What's Happening with GIML?

Here are the upcoming events you should know about!

Faculty Hangout

Faculty Hangout with Butch Marshall

GIML is pleased to announce our next Online Faculty Hangout, "All Things Early Childhood," facilitated by Butch Marshall. It will take place on Friday, December 3rd at 8 pm EASTERN time. 


Summer 2022 PDLCs! 

The Professional Development Levels Courses have been announced for this coming summer! Click below to visit the page to find out where you can study this summer! 

Attention New York Chapter!

Heather Shouldice at NYSSMA

GIML faculty member, Dr. Heather Shouldice will be the elementary headliner at NYSSMA this week. If you are attending, be sure to attend her MLT-focused sessions!

  • “Fostering Vocal Creativity & Improvisation in Elementary Music”—Friday, December 3, 8:15-9:15am
  • “Research to ‘Real Life’: Applications of Recent Research for Elementary General Music—Friday, December 3, 10:45-11:45am
  • “Teaching Harmony Step by Step”—Friday, December 3, 1:15-2:15pm
  • “Individual Musicking: Developing Elementary Students’ Musical Independence”—Friday, December 3, 2:30-3:30pm

Teach-a-Tune Series

The GIML Media and Communications commission is proud to present the newest video in the Teach-a-Tune series! Each month, we will have one GIML member share a video of themself teaching a tune in a (hopefully) fun tonality and/or meter. The presenter will share their tune, and then teach it to us and provide us with musicking opportunities. 

This month's presenter is Natasha Sigmund. She shares her song "Listen to the Wind." Listen, move, audiate, and improvise with Natasha!

If you would like to share a tune in future months, please email Andy Mullen from the Media Commission (

Donate to GIML

Donation Matching Campaign

We are excited to announce a new matching campaign that will help GIML enhance our online teaching tools and materials. Through a generous donation from Pam Gordon Bunte (daughter of Edwin Gordon), we will be matching all donations to GIML dollar for dollar up to $1,000 total, from now until December 31st. All funds will be used to create professionally edited recordings of music learning theory-focused teaching and online professional development materials, which will then be provided to GIML members at no cost via our new website. This project will allow us to create a robust collection of materials for all GIML members to enjoy!

In case you missed it last month.....

Presentation from the president

Empowering Young Children Musically

Presented by Cynthia Crump Taggart for the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association's Biennial International Conference, June 28-30, 2021

Upcoming Dates

  • December 3, 2021, 8 pm: Early Childhood Faculty Hangout with Butch Marshall
  • January 8, 2022, 1 pm: Musicianship Faculty Hangout with Natasha Sigmund
  • February 16, 2022, 6 pm: GIML Presents Dr. Howard Stevenson

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