February 21, 2021
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Three RAFA teachers share their wisdom and experience. Each segment will
conclude with Q&A and discussion opportunities.
Zoom login info will be sent to RAFA members the week of the event.
2:00 pm The Brag System: The far-reaching and unexpected benefits of in-studio masterclasses presented by Catherine LeGrand
Catherine will discuss the methods and benefits associated with her in-studio flute masterclasses in which she brings students of all levels and ages together to hone their skills as musicians and develop a love for performing. Catherine will share the far-reaching benefits of her Brag System for both performer and auditor.
2:45 pm Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) presented by Dr. Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham
UDL is an educational framework based on research in the learning sciences, with the goal of creating flexible learning environments that help a diversity of students learn in a variety of ways. When we moved our flute studios online in 2020, we all made accommodations in our teaching. This introduction to UDL will explore the principles of
this method and how they can be used to enhance our online teaching in 2021 and beyond.
3:30 pm The Cadenza: A Brief Historical Perspective and Pedagogical Considerations presented by Dr. Kelly Nivison
A study of late baroque through classical cadenzas, including period- specific musical examples, composition guidelines, and sources for your students.