Aural Skills: A Review with a View to Shaping Students’ Ears
27 May 2019 | 10:00 am — 12:30 pmFree for Members
CO-ORGANISED BY SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES.
By Dr John Hooper (Canada).
Teaching aural skills is easier when the teacher has developed both strong aural skills and ways of passing those skills along to others. This workshop will be a quick aural skills review with a sequence designed for use with students. Participants will learn how to focus listening and to connect that listening with understanding and performing.
Certificate of attendance will be issued.
About Dr John Hooper
Currently an examiner with the London College of Music Examinations Board, Dr. John Hooper served for twenty years as professor of music at Concordia University of Edmonton in Canada where he was also Director of the School of Music, overseeing all aspects of the music programme. His educational and scholarly background in music theory, composition, pedagogy, and conducting prepared him for the range of roles he has taken in academia, community music making, and a variety of international endeavours. Acknowledged as a fine educator and conductor, he frequently presents workshops, seminars, and lectures for various music and educational organizations. In addition, he is a composer with several works in publication or available on line.
His work has taken him throughout southern and eastern Asia as well as Africa and the Middle East, most recently as an adjudicator and examiner, but also as a workshop and seminar leader. His professional development seminars and presentations have met with success in Australia, Qatar, Singapore, India, Egypt, Indonesia and the USA. In addition, he has been a guest conductor for professional organizations in the U.K., Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, and Canada.
Dr. Hooper’s dedication to music education, coupled with his wide background in a range of musical endeavours, makes him uniquely qualified to guide, support, and encourage musicians and music teachers as they seek to develop their craft. His welcoming attitude, mutual respect, and encouraging spirit contribute to a learning environment conducive to genuine professional growth and learning.
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