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The Music Ed Amplified podcast is about the ups and downs of teaching music in the real world. Missy engages with multiple music education topics, approaches, and philosophies from her unique perspective as a Feierabend-friendly teacher. Along the way she’ll also talk about learning to confront racism, bias, and inequity, both personally and professionally. Join Missy on the journey to help create a more musical, thoughtful, joyful, and just world!

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The Music Ed Amplified podcast is about the ups and downs of teaching music in the real world. Missy engages with multiple music education topics, approaches, and philosophies from her unique perspective as a Feierabend-friendly teacher. Along the way she’ll also talk about learning to confront racism, bias, and inequity, both personally and professionally. Join Missy on the journey to help create a more musical, thoughtful, joyful, and just world!

    Katie Wardrobe: Teach Me Your Ways – Part Two | S01E17

    Katie Wardrobe: Teach Me Your Ways – Part Two | S01E17

    In Part 2 of Missy and Chris Anne Powers’ interview with Katie Wardrobe of Midnight Music. Chris gets a chance to ask her questions about using tech in the music classroom, including what Katie thinks are the “must haves” for tech in the music room.

    Katie Wardrobe is a music technology trainer, consultant, blogger and podcaster who is passionate about helping music teachers through her business Midnight Music (www.midnightmusic.com.au). She runs hands-on workshops, presents regularly at conferences in Australia and overseas and she offers online training and support to music teachers all over the world. Katie’s workshops and courses focus on incorporating technology into the music curriculum and practical tips for resource creation and productivity.

    Katie has been a Keynote speaker at the Australian Society for Music Education National Conference, the Music Education New Zealand National Conference and the ACT Music Educators Network Conference.

    Her online music technology professional development learning space – the Midnight Music Community – was launched in 2016 and has hundreds of members from around the world. She also runs a series of free webinars once a month which have been attended by more than 20,000 teachers in 2020 alone.

    Katie is the author of the keyboard and technology program for middle school students titled Studio Sessions (published by MusicEDU) and she publishes a popular annual guide called the Ultimate Guide To Free Music Tech Resources on the Midnight Music blog. Katie is also the host of the Music Tech Teacher podcast which was launched in early 2017 and has more than 125 episodes.

    Some of the resources Katie mentions in this episode:



     



    * Incredibox: incredibox.com

    * Garageband: https://www.apple.com/mac/garageband/

    * Dorico: https://new.steinberg.net/dorico/

    * Sibelius: https://www.avid.com/sibelius

    * Finale: https://www.finalemusic.com/

    * Noteflight: https://www.noteflight.com/

    * Ableton: https://www.ableton.com/en/

    * Wakelet: a href="https://wakelet.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://wakelet.com/&source=gmail&ust=1623460603628000&usg=AFQjCNGm9X...

    • 59 min
    Katie Wardrobe: Teach Me Your Ways – Part One | S01E16

    Katie Wardrobe: Teach Me Your Ways – Part One | S01E16

     

    Missy once again complains about her very up and (mostly) down relationship with technology to the queen of tech, Katie Wardrobe of Midnight Music. In Part One of the conversation, in which they are joined by FAME Teacher Trainer and Midnight Music fangirl, Chris Anne Powers, the ladies talk about the stressors involved with trying to utilize tech and what to do when things go wrong.

    Katie Wardrobe is a music technology trainer, consultant, blogger and podcaster who is passionate about helping music teachers through her business Midnight Music (www.midnightmusic.com.au). She runs hands-on workshops, presents regularly at conferences in Australia and overseas and she offers online training and support to music teachers all over the world. Katie’s workshops and courses focus on incorporating technology into the music curriculum and practical tips for resource creation and productivity.

    Katie has been a Keynote speaker at the Australian Society for Music Education National Conference, the Music Education New Zealand National Conference and the ACT Music Educators Network Conference.

    Her online music technology professional development learning space – the Midnight Music Community – was launched in 2016 and has hundreds of members from around the world. She also runs a series of free webinars once a month which have been attended by more than 20,000 teachers in 2020 alone.

    Katie is the author of the keyboard and technology program for middle school students titled Studio Sessions (published by MusicEDU) and she publishes a popular annual guide called the Ultimate Guide To Free Music Tech Resources on the Midnight Music blog. Katie is also the host of the Music Tech Teacher podcast which was launched in early 2017 and has more than 125 episodes.

    From the Episode:

    Midnight Music: http://midnightmusic.com.au/

    Video Creation for Music Teachers online course https://midnightmusic.com.au/vcmt/

    Create Beautiful Teaching Resources Fast (with Canva) online course https://midnightmusic.com.au/cbtr-enroll/

    • 58 min
    Tiffany Barry: Filipino Songs & Culture in the Music Room | S01E15

    Tiffany Barry: Filipino Songs & Culture in the Music Room | S01E15

     

    Are you seeking ways to better represent all students in your classroom, or looking for some great and engaging repertoire to use during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month as well as all year long? Tune in to hear Missy chat with author and teacher Tiffany Unarce Barry about her new song collection, “Songs of the Sun”, a song collection featuring music and activities from her own cultural heritage as a Filipina.

    Tiffany Unarce Barry taught general music, ukulele, choir, orchestra, and band for 14 years in the California public school system. She completed Orff Schulwerk certification through the San Francisco International Orff Course and received her bachelor’s, teaching credential, and master’s degrees from the School of Music and Dance at San Jose State University (SJSU). Mrs. Barry is a performer, presenter, and published author. She is also an adjunct professor in

    Music Education at SJSU, currently serving as the administrative coordinator of the Three-Summer Master in Music Education Program and the course director of the Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training.

     

     

     

     

    Resources mentioned in the episode:

    Tiffany’s book: https://www.beatinpathpublications.com/TBarry/home.html

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    Website for Aimee Curtis Pfizner: https://ofortunaorff.blogspot.com/

    Instagram: @barrutiff

    • 53 min
    Miriam Capellan: Using an Equity Lens in the FAME-Friendly Classroom | S01E14

    Miriam Capellan: Using an Equity Lens in the FAME-Friendly Classroom | S01E14

     

    White teachers looking for authentic, sustainable ways to create equitable classrooms for all students, especially BIPOC students, will benefit from this conversation between Miriam and Missy, 2 teachers who have been part of the FAME community for many years. They talk about creating safe spaces for students who need so much more than just musical guidance, as well as the necessary discomfort of confronting systemic racism, implicit bias, and white supremacy personally and professionally.



    Miriam Capellan is a PreK-5 vocal/general music teacher in Arlington, Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s in music education from Boston University, a master’s degree in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University, and is currently working towards a second master’s in music education with a Kodály emphasis. Miriam has been a vocal music specialist since 2001, teaching in Massachusetts, Maryland, and now Virginia. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and a Kennedy Center Changing Education through the Arts (CETA) certified educator. Miriam is a board member for the Virginia Organization of Kodály Educators, a member-at-large of the National Association for Music Educations (NAfME) Composition Council, and a member of the choral committee and media committee for the Feierabend Association. She is active on Twitter using the handle @choralmiriam. She loves figs, reading with her three children, and contra-dancing.



    Resources mentioned in the episode:



    Institute for Composer Diversity

    My Personal Action Items List

    Trauma-Informed Teaching

    Dena Simmons: Without Context, Social-Emotional Learning Can Backfire

    “The Kodály and Rajkó Methods: Voices, Instruments, Ethnicity, and the Globalization of Hungarian Music Education in the Twentieth Century” by  Lynn M. Hooker (reference for Kodaly’s views on the music of the Roma people)







    More resources recommended by Miriam:

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Scott Edgar: Social Emotional Learning in the Music Room | S01E13

    Scott Edgar: Social Emotional Learning in the Music Room | S01E13

     

    Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is something on the lips of many educators. For those who aren’t yet familiar with it, Dr. Scott Edgar, author of Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: the Heart of Teaching, joins Missy to talk about what SEL is and why it has found such a natural home in music education.



    Dr. Scott N. Edgar is Associate Professor of Music, Music Education Chair, and Director of Bands atLake Forest College. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Music Education from the University of Michigan, his Masters degree in Education from the University of Dayton, and his Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Bowling Green State University. Prior to his work in higher education he taught K-12 music in Ohio and Michigan. Dr. Edgar is the author of Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music and is an internationally sought-after clinician on the topic. Dr. Edgar serves as Director of Practice and Research for The Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning. In addition to clinics, he also teaches graduate courses on Musical Social Emotional Learning at VanderCook College of Music. Dr. Edgar is a Music for All Educational Consultant, a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician, and VH1 Save the Music Foundation Educational Consultant. He enjoys grilling, exercising, and spending time with his wife Steph, their son Nathan, and their cats Elsa and Wolfie.

     

    New book (and a link for the free download of Darlene Machacon’s chapter): https://giamusic.com/store/mesel





    ArtsEdSEL: https://artsedsel.org/

    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MusicSocialEmotionalLearning

    Music for All site: https://education.musicforall.org/sel/

    • 58 min
    Amy Burns: Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | S01E12

    Amy Burns: Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | S01E12

     

    Music Ed Tech guru, author, and elementary music teacher Amy Burns talks to Missy about Missy’s arch-nemesis, technology. Tune in to hear about ways Amy is using technology to forward instruction in her classroom!

    Amy has taught PreK-grade 4 general music for over 20 years at Far Hills Country Day School. She has authored four books on how to integrate tech into the elementary music classroom. She has presented many sessions on the topic, including four keynote addresses in TX, IN, St. Maarten, and AU. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year, 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher, 2016 Governor’s Leader in Arts Education, and the 2017 NJ Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year Awards. Her most recent publication, Using Technology with Elementary Music Approaches (2020), published by Oxford University Press (OUP) is available from OUP and Amazon.

    Amy’s YouTube Videos https://www.youtube.com/c/awillisburns 

    Katie Wardrobe Download notation library https://midnightmusic.com.au/2013/06/the-big-free-music-notation-image-library/

    Rhythm Randomizer https://www.rhythmrandomizer.com/

    David Row Nearpod episode: https://makemomentsmatter.org/cool_timeline/musical-mondays-replay-5-tech-tips-for-digital-lesson-adaptation/

    Aileen Miracle Blog: https://www.mrsmiraclesmusicroom.com/

    Glennis Patterson https://twitter.com/glennispatt?lang=en

    Ardith Collins http://www.neaosa.org/ardith-collins.html

    Cherie Herring http://www.cphmusic.net/

    • 57 min

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43 Ratings

Catherine Dahl ,

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Oh wow this podcast is *exactly* what we need right now in music education. Each episode delivers MAJOR professional development (bleck) in an efficient and easily digestible way. The best part of this podcast is the diverse voices that Missy amplifies (see what I did there?) to share their expertise. The content is timely and truly makes me review and sometimes deconstruct the instructional choices that I’ve made or am making. It is refreshingly honest in a way that is neither pessimistic or gaslighting, which is a welcome change from most education-focused podcast. Thank you for bringing this into my life! Please don’t stop!

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Thank you for all of the wonderful work you are putting into this podcast! All music educators should be taking the time to listen, reflect, and continue on with the work that we are fortunate enough to get to be a part of as listeners. Every guest and conversation brings new perspectives, ideas, and opportunities to reflect on our practice.

Dustin Lindsey ,

An invaluable tool for any educator, but especially music educators.

Music Ed Amplified is an invaluable tool for any and all educators, but especially those interested in current topics in music education. Special guests on the show are of the highest caliber specialists in their fields, and address the need to confront our own personal and professional biases and experiences with racism and inequity in our classrooms and in our lives. If you are a rookie teacher, or a 30 year veteran, this is a podcast you need to check out. The discussions that occur will cause you to take inventory of your own feelings and teaching practices, and will give you the grace to accept what has been done and the power to change for the future.

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