Foundations of Musical Thinking/Approaches to Aural M/ship
Saturday 17 February 2018 11.30am to 1pm
This session is intended as an introduction to aural musicianship training, with particular emphasis on the development of musical thinking. Participants will be actively involved in the session and teaching ideas for both group and individual studio teaching will be demonstrated.
Dr James Cuskelly is Head of Faculty: Creative Arts and Design Studies at St Aidan’s Anglican Girl’s School, Brisbane, President of the International Kodály Society, Director of the Summer School Music Program, and Director of the Cuskelly College of Music. He completed undergraduate studies and a Diploma of Education at the University of Queensland. The Kodály Certificate from Holy Names College (California) was awarded in 1991 and the Master of Music studies (The University of Queensland) in 1997. He gained the Doctor of Philosophy (The University of Queensland) in Music Education in 2007. He was Head of Music Education and the Aural Musicianship Program at the University of Queensland from 2000 – 2010, and during that time received two awards for Excellence in Teaching. James has a very broad base in education, having taught in Kindergarten, pre-school, primary and secondary classrooms as well as in tertiary institutions. His passion for music, and his ability to enthuse and bring about effective learning in students across all ages or abilities, is internationally recognized.
Music Teachers' Association of Queensland
Taringa Centre, Level 1
Suite 26/200 Moggill Road
Taringa, Qld 4068
MTAQ Secretary: (07) 3870 4146
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