ECMA of Ontario
Little Instruments with a Big Bang
Sunday April 29th, 2018
1:30 – 4:30 pm (registration 1:00 pm)
Rm 330, Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music, U of T.
80 Queens Park, Museum Subway Station
The drum and related percussion instruments hold powerful connections to human expression. Percussion can captivate the attention or set the mood. Using these instruments in the classroom, however, may seem like a daunting task. Come join the fun in this hands-on workshop and explore the world of percussion. Using rhythms and musical activities from around the world, Carol will demonstrate the proper way to use all of our most familiar instruments (and some not so familiar), and lead us in exciting ways to incorporate them into our classes. The workshop includes a detailed handout of all activities and many additional resources.
Carol Bauman holds a BMus (permormance) from Wilfrid Laurier University, a MMus (performance) from Temple University and a BEd from the University of Western Ontario. She has taught percussion, musical skills and theory for over 35 years at Wilfrid Laurier University and at the University of Waterloo. Her freelance career has included playing with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Canadian Chamber Ensemble, the Stratford Festival Orchestra and fanfares, the Elora Festival Orchestra, NUMUS, Orchestra London, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony, and the Reading Society Orchestra of Philadelphia. She is a founding member of the New Art Quartet, which explores contemporary repertoire for piano and percussion, and also a founding member of the New Berlin Ensemble for L’Accordeoniste. Other work includes facilitating workshops and leading drum circles for musicians, educators, businesses, schools, and community groups.