Saturday, April 21, 2018

April 30 Workshop: The Art of "Re-Arranging" Popular Music with Christine Tithecott

As my Presidential duties with Hamilton-Halton ORMTA draw to a close this spring, I'm glad to announce our final workshop of the year: Christine Tithecott will be doing a three-hour interactive workshop on arranging pop music for your students, starting at 9:30am this Monday, April 30 at St. Matthew on-the-Plains Anglican Church in Burlington. About the workshop:
Do you have students learning poorly arranged sheet music downloaded online? Are you frustrated with finding only difficult arrangements of the newest popular songs? Is the idea of dabbling into popular music daunting? This highly interactive workshop will approach difficulties encountered in teaching and learning popular music and show how to tailor arrangements to suit the needs of any student.
Here's some info about Christine Tithecott, a teacher and clinician that you'll be hearing a lot from in the coming years:
Christine Tithecott holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa, as well as a MMus in Performance and a BMus (Honours) in Music Education from the University of Western Ontario. She has worked previously at Iowa State University in Ames, IA.

In high demand as a clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Tithecott presents master classes for young pianists and workshops on pedagogical topics for piano teachers throughout North America. She has presented lectures at national conferences for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations (CFMTA). Christine is a member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators Association (CMFAA), and a clinician for the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association (ORMTA). Additionally, Dr. Tithecott has served as en editor for Conservatory Canada’s New Millennium Series. 
An avid performer, Dr. Tithecott has had the opportunity to perform as a solo and collaborative artist throughout Canada, USA, and Europe. Christine has a strong passion for performing and promoting contemporary repertoire, and has performed with numerous new music ensembles including Ensemble 319, and The CNM Ensemble (Iowa City, IA).

Christine currently resides in London, where she is on faculty at Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music. She also works as a collaborative artist, and maintains a full studio of private piano students.
Admission is free for ORMTA Hamilton-Halton members, $5 for students, and $15 for non-members.

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