For Your Audiation, January 2023

January 3, 2023

What's Happening with GIML?

Your monthly GIML missive

#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

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.

Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma

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.

Membership Commission:

Alicia Callewaert
Lulu Cossich
Sadie Friedman

Maureen Girard
Erin Little
Jeff Ogden
Amy Sierzega

Upcoming Dates

  • January 28, 2023, 7 pm ET: Faculty Hangout with Cindy Taggart (Creative Musicianship)
  • January 9-14, 2023 - Christopher Azzara
    Gunma Kokusai Academy
    Concert Performance, Piano, Ota Civic Hall, Ota, Japan
    Todd Lowery
  • March 7-9, 2023 - Christopher Azzara
    Creativity at the Core  / Developing Musicianship through Improvisation
    University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
    Rachel Brashier
  • March 10-11, 2023 - Christopher Azzara
    Classes & Workshops: Creativity at the Core
    Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
    Paul Doerksen
  • April 14, 2023 at 2:30pm - Christopher Azzara
    “Connect, Create, and Communicate through Improvisation”
    National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Eastern Division Conference
    Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY
  • July 10-14, 2023 - Christopher Azzara
    Developing Musicianship through Improvisation
    Gordon College, Wenham, MA
    Kristen Harrington
  • July 17-28, 2023 - Christopher Azzara
    Instrumental Methods and Techniques
    Developing Musicianship through Improvisation
    Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
    Sylvie Beaudette

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