For Your Audiation, May 2023

May 1, 2023

For Your Audiation - May

What's Happening with GIML?

Your monthly GIML missive

Conference Registration is now open!

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Join us for the 9th International Conference on Music Learning Theory in Oak Park, Illinois!

GIML Quarterly Workshop

With Beth Bolton

GIML is excited to present Audiation Soup: New Tunes for a New Era with Dr. Beth Bolton on Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST. This workshop is FREE for GIML members. 

Faculty Hangout

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with Michael Martin and Sharon Saul

Join Michael Martin and Sharon Saul to hear more about Jump Right In for Strings: Third Edition on June 10, 2023 at 11:00am EST. Bring your instrument and play along as they go through some of the new lesson plans! This workshop is free for GIML members.


GIML Video Project

Have something great going on in your classroom? Are you rocking your LSAs after taking a PDLC? Are your students singing bass lines in Lydian tonality? We want to see! Please consider sharing video of your great teaching with the GIML Video project. 

New Audio Resource

1984 Lectures

New years of audio lectures are now available! Listen to the out of print audio lectures from Dr. Gordon. This audio is now available in the audio section of the members-only area. 

Reminder: New Password for Members Only

'Tis the season for a new password for the members only section of the website. The new password was sent to members on March 25. If you did not received the password or cannot find it in your email, please email 

PDLC Registration is Open!

Take a Summer PDLC

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, Piano 1 and 2, and our brand new Choral strand! Registration is now open for these life-changing courses. 

From the Archive

Do you know someone who is a “metaphor merchant, trader in analogy, and a symbol monger?”  If this sounds familiar, you have listened to the Reimer/Gordon Debate on Music Learning that was featured in the December 2022 GIML For your Audiation Newsletter located under From the Archive . . .  If you have not listened to this debate, we highly recommend you do. 

Did you know that Gordon’s notes for the opening remarks for this debate can be found in the Edwin E. Gordon Archive?  The 10-page paper can be found under Papers and is titled, Gordon's and Reimer's Visions of Music Education - Complementary or Contradictory? Almost everything written in the paper is spoken in the remarks.  We recommend you follow along with this paper while listening to the debate.  It is interesting to see what parts of the opening remarks Gordon chose not to read at the debate.  For example, he left out one paragraph toward the end where he discusses appreciation.  This transcription may provide a valuable resource when quoting or paraphrasing Gordon’s opening remarks in research.  

Gordon’s remarks can be found at the Edwin E. Gordon Archive under Papers.  It is listed as the second entry, below the entry, Forward¸ that was featured in last month’s GIML For your Audiation Newsletter.  

Gordon's and Reimer's Visions of Music Education - Complementary or Contradictory?

Historian Committee:

Gordon Davignon, Historian Committee Chair

Denise Guilbault, PhD

Diane Lange, PhD

Upcoming Dates

  • May 6, 2023 at 9:00am-12:00pm - Audiation Soup with Beth Bolton
  • June 10, 2023 at 11:00am - Faculty Hangout
    with Michael Martin and Sharon Saul
  • June 19 - June 30, 2023 - Elementary General II PDLC at Michigan State University
  • June 19 - June 30, 2023 -Piano I, Piano II PDLCs at Eastern Michigan University
  • July 5 – July 15, 2023 - Early Childhood I PDLC at Kent State University
  • July 10 - July 21, 2023 - Elementary General I, Instrumental Level I PDLCs at University at Buffalo
  • 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
  • August 7 - 18, 2023 - Elementary General I, Instrumental I, the new Choral I PDLCs at the University of Maryland
  • August 26, 2023 at 11:00am - 2:00pm - Quarterly Workshop with Terry Bacon

If you would like to have your event featured, please fill out this form below by the last day of the month preceding the month you would like to be featured.

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