The Music Engagement Program (MEP) focuses primarily on shared, social music-making as a means of promoting well-being, encouraging participation and developing musical skills and knowledge. The MEP is based on a social philosophy of shared, active music making through singing known as The Music Outreach Principle where groups within schools and the wider community share their music with others, encouraging on-going participation. It promotes, but does not demand, high-level skills, and does not require expensive instruments or equipment to be effective.
This session involves:
– The practice and theory of the Music Engagement Program
– Discussion ideas and multi-media examples
– Singing Applying the principles of ‘outreach’
– Ideas for extending music learning through the approach.
Time: Monday October 16, 4-5.30pm
Place: SIT Downtown, 25 Don St, Invercargill
Cost: $30 non-MENZA members, $25 MENZA members
This course will be run by Associate Prof Susan West, Music Engagement Program, Australian National University.
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About Susan West
Associate Professor Susan West is the Artistic Director of the Music Engagement Program at the Australian National University in Canberra. Susan developed the innovative approach to music education. Assoc. Prof. West’s work has attracted both national and international interest. She has been recognized through various awards, including a National Children’s Week Award, an International Women’s Day Award and a citation for Teaching Excellence from the Carrick Institute. Most recently the Music Engagement Program was recognized for its excellence as a community outreach program through a national awards program run by the Music Council of Australia, as well as an Australian Volunteers Award.