Experience the Gordon College Department of Music's new Music Innovation Lab—completely overhauled and upgraded during the summer of 2014.
Teaching and Learning with Technology in the Music Classroom
Friday, January 30, 2015: 4:30–8:30 p.m. (dinner provided)
Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Featured Clinician: Sean Hagon, Chair of The Berklee College of Music's Professional Music Department
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When teachers receive training on technology, too often the focus is on how to use the gear itself rather than how to teach with it. While it is crucial to be comfortable with technology before using it with students, it is arguably more important to have a clear set of strategies in place on how to best incorporate those technologies into an existing or new music curriculum.
This session will focus on ways to effectively integrate technology into music education by exploring some of the technology based curricula, emerging trends, and essential topics a musician should consider when exploring the use of computers and technology as related to the music experience.
Participants will explore opportunities to creatively integrate technology into general, instrumental and vocal music programs.
Topics will include:
$375 1 (one) Graduate Credit
$295 22.5 PDPs
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ABOUT SEAN HAGON
This fall, Berklee named Sean Hagon chair of the college's Professional Music Department. Hagon, a Berklee alumnus and an accomplished educator, composer, and conductor with years of experience in the film, television, video game, and advertising industries, succeeds Kenn Brass, who served as chair of the department for 14 years. Hagon most recently served as director of Continuing Education at New England Conservatory from 2009 to 2014, where he taught courses in music technology, introduced online curriculum, and increased enrollment in certificate programs.
Prior to his time at NEC, he was director of music at Pingree School in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, where he directed jazz and chamber music ensembles, and launched the school's first music technology lab. He has composed music for Fox Sports Net New England, PBS, the History Channel, and other major TV networks. He recently scored the German independent film Cibe and is currently writing his next score for the film Luminosity. He also serves as creative director for Sound Advice, a company that produces radio jingles. Born and raised in Centerville, Massachusetts, Hagon plays trumpet, violin, piano, and sings. In the early 90s, he played in the Boston-based rock group Last Cry, whose song "In the Name of Love" charted on Billboard. Hagon has a degree in professional music from Berklee, where he focused on music technology, education, and composition. He also received a diploma in media composition from the London School of Creative Studies, where he studied with noted composer and orchestrator Charles Fernandez (Band of Brothers, 101 Dalmatians). He also received a master's degree in music technology from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. .