March 7, 2020
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
March 8, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MUSIC FOR PEOPLE – LIVE YOUR MUSIC IN MONTREAL MARCH 7-8, 2020
CREATIVE MUSICAL PLAY PROMOTES PERSONAL WELL-BEING AND BUILDS MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS!
SPECIAL FEATURE FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS AND MUSIC THERAPISTS: OPENING THE WAY FOR ALL TO PLAY
Saturday March 7, 2020 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday March 8, 2020 9:00am – 5:00pm
McGill Schulich School of Music
527 Sherbrooke Street West
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building – 8th floor
Montreal, QC H3A 1E3
Right in the heart of beautiful downtown!
1-Day (Saturday) Music for People Experience: Let musical play reignite your sense of wonder, imagination and child-like curiosity.
Tuition $150 (Canadian dollars)
2-Day Intensive (Saturday and Sunday) Opening the Way for All to Play: For those who wish to learn how to facilitate free improvisation, Sunday will feature Interactive training and leading labs. A certificate of attendance is included for weekend attendees. Note those currently in the MLP training program can use this weekend to fulfill their workshop attendance requirements.
Tuition $300 (Canadian dollars)
Over the last 34 years members of the American non-profit organization Music for People have been promoting a holistic and humanistic approach to the way music is learned and shared through the art of free improvisation. Music for People’s philosophy encourages personal expression, active listening and mindfulness. By returning to the essence of music, silence, tone and pulse, we make free improvisation immediately accessible to any combination of people and instruments, regardless of level of musical experience and musical-cultural background. The best part is what emerges musically in real time: the ever-evolving music is rich and full of surprises. Activities include guided improvisation in large groups and small ensembles, vocal exploration, drumming, sound bath, and more.
A weekend with Music for People is an unforgettable experience that will leave you inspired and energized. Bring your musical instruments, bring your voice, bring your love for music, and discover the powerful potential that creative musical play can have on well-being and community.
- Music Educators and Community Music Leaders: learn innovative and inclusive approaches to facilitate free improvisation in the classroom and beyond
- Music Therapists: learn new ways to explore personal expression that you can bring to your practice.
- Everyone: learn how mindfulness through music and creativity can deepen your listening, awaken your musical intuition, and kindle (or rekindle) your love of music.
Join Dr. Irene Feher, and very special guest, internationally known Music for People facilitator Mary Knysh, for an amazing adventure in sound.
Accommodations for those traveling to Montreal:
Affordable accommodations can be found through Airbnb and other travel websites.
L’Appartement Hotel, 455 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B7 Canada is just steps away from the music building and offers good value. http://www.appartementhotel.com/en/home.html
- To register, select the number and type of tuition spaces you need.
- A PayPal bill in Canadian dollars will be sent to you for your payment.
Bring one friend – and you both get $30 off per day!Bring two friends or more – and you all get $50 off per day!
Discount will be reflected in PayPal bill sent to persons after registration.