QMEA on the Canadian Historical Encyclopedia

Quebec Music Educators’ Association (QMEA). An association of English-speaking music educators of Quebec formed in 1968. Its origins date back to 1939 when Irvin Cooper, music supervisor with the Montreal Protestant School Board, gathered together a group of English-speaking music educators then working for the board. The following year an informal association was formed with … [Read more…]

QMEA Workshop at the QPAT: A New Approach to Rhythm, Inspired by the Music of India

QMEA Workshop at the QPAT Annual Convention – Palais des Congres – Montreal Thursday, November 29, 2007 from 5pm-6:15pm in room 520-C A New Approach to Rhythm, Inspired by the Music of India Speaker: Shawn Mativetsky (McGill University Faculty member) The classical music of India is renowned for its rhythmic complexity and virtuosity. Through the … [Read more…]

QMEA Expert Panelist, February 2nd, 2007

DRUM, SING, PLAY, CREATE! THE ROAD TO MUSICAL LEARNING AND CREATING IN THE CLASSROOM On February 2nd 2007, the QMEA heald a Music Education Panel Discussion Workshop at FACE high school. Our expert panelists (Tim Brady, Betty-Jo Christiani, Shawn Mativetsky, and Erica Phare) provided participants with practical information and fresh insight into four different areas … [Read more…]

An Introduction to Hand Drumming and Drum Circles Speaker: Shawn Mativetsky

At the QPAT Annual Convention November 23-24, 2006 Palais des CongrèsFriday November 24, 10h30-11h45 D 060 Room: 520-A An Introduction to Hand Drumming and Drum Circles Speaker: Shawn Mativetsky (Course Lecturer, Musician) In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn basic drumming techniques and participate in a drum circle. We will examine the benefits of drum … [Read more…]

QPAT Conference at Palais des Congrès An Introduction to Drum Circles

Friday, November 18th, 2005 9h00-10h15 am — An Introduction to Drum Circles – Block C47 – Bloc C47 11:00 am – QMEA Annual General Meeting – Cafeteria-Palais des Congrès An Introduction to Drum Circles Speaker: Shawn Mativetsky (Faculty member) In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn basic drumming technique and participate in a drum circle. … [Read more…]

R. Murray Schafer Composition Workshop, September 29th, 2005

Hello everyone, The Quebec Music Educators’ Association has been working hard to bring you an excellent professional development opportunity. We are very pleased to announce that R. Murray Schafer will give an interactive workshop on various aspects of composition to help you expand on this competency within your classroom. Learn how to develop the creative … [Read more…]