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#GIML 2023 Conference
Call for Session Proposals - Extended!
The 2023 International Conference on Music Learning Theory will be held in Oak Park, IL (just outside Chicago) August 1-3, 2023. In-person and virtual attendance options will be available.
Are you interested in presenting a session at this year's conference? The call for sessions has been extended to January 22, 2023. Click on the button below to submit your proposal.
#GIML 2023 Conference
Call for research proposals
The Gordon Institute for Music Learning invites submission of recent research reports for review and consideration to be presented during the In-Person and Virtual Research Poster Session at the Ninth International Conference on Music Learning Theory (August 1-3) in Oak Park, Illinois. We welcome research and "promising practices" posters in music education or other related topics (e.g., audiation, aptitude, measurement and evaluation, psychology, early childhood, pedagogy). Submission Deadline: Feb 1, 2023
Faculty Hangout with Cindy Taggart
Learn more about Creativity Musicianship with Cindy Taggart. Join us on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 7 pm.
Summer 2023 PDLCs Are Here!
Hop on over to the Summer 2023 page and check out what we are offering this summer, including Early Childhood, Elementary General 1 and 2, Instrumental, and our brand new Choral strand!
From the Membership Commission
Below are some resources for your classroom and for grownups! Children’s literature is a mirror of current sociocultural contexts in and outside of the classroom. While not all the books are music themed, the power these have to offer the students in our classrooms, or the future classrooms of our students, to affirm who they are and their lived experiences, should not be underestimated (Bishop, 1990; Bohtelo & Rudman, 2009).
I Sang You Down from the Stars
This book is the beautiful story of a family getting ready to welcome a new baby. Throughout its pages we see the joyous preparations in community, traditions, and the journey that the baby and mother start together.
The Electric Slide and Kai
Kai’s family is getting ready for a celebration; his aunt is getting married and Kai is excited to join in the moves of the Electric Slide. In this story we see Kai persevere through learning the steps and joyfully succeeding in dancing with his family.
Watercress is the story of a girl and her family. This story highlights the importance of cultural traditions both cultural and familial. This is a story of pride in heritage, history, and culture.
This book retells the story of Yo-Yo Ma’s performance at the US-Mexico border at the Rio Grande as part of the “Bach Project.” This beautiful book also shares part of the history of the area as well as Yo-Yo Ma’s many accomplishments.
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