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  1. 1. is proud to host an EARCOS-sponsored weekend workshop: Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance Facilitated by Wisconsin Music Educators Association Facilitators: Chris Gleason (Band), Margaret Jenks (Choir & General Music) and Randal Swiggum (Strings) Saturday September 1 AND Sunday September 2, 2012 Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm Sunday 8:30am-2:00pm Hong Kong International School Middle School Campus, 700 Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong 香港國際學校, 香港大潭水塘道700號Overview of the workshop:Are you looking for a course that is practical, inspiring, musical, and fun all while helping you become a betterteacher? Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance began over 35 years ago in Wisconsin (thats at least500 years in education trend years!) based on the best practices of successful music teachers. The success anddurability of the CMP project is due to the fact that the model is based on strong, intuitive pedagogy and not on aspecific teaching styles, products to purchase or technologies to install.CMP is a planning process that provides band, orchestra, choir and general music teachers with a system forimproving their own teaching and collaborating with their music colleagues. From choosing quality repertoire tocrafting rich outcomes, and to assessing the unique needs of real students, CMP helps to connect and integrate bestpractice pedagogical elements into student-centered teaching plans. The interactive training process helps musicteachers clarify their priorities without losing the essence of their own approach. One paradox of master teaching isthat it comes across as organic and easy, even though it is thoughtfully and carefully crafted. Similarly, this model forplanning instruction seems quite simple and intuitive, but contains the possibility for infinitely complex and richthinking.Margaret Jenks, Randy Swiggum, and Chris Gleason will lead participants through the CMP model and share how CMPis used in their ensembles and classes. Participants will take part in rehearsal demonstrations and see many examplesof projects, portfolios, concert ideas, teaching plans, technology uses and student artifacts.Outcomes for the workshop:CMP will provide a model for a planning process that gives teachers a framework to connect their repertoire to highlevel skill, conceptual and affective teaching outcomes, all in a dynamic, student-centered teaching plan.What does the model look like?Repertoire Selection: Great repertoire is key to deeper thinking and musical understanding, but finding it andknowing how to identify a musical gem is more complicated than it seems. Participants will learn to analyze theirrepertoire selections for greater teaching depth potential and rediscover the magic of well selected repertoire.Analysis: It is such a dry sounding word, but in CMP we see imagination, curiosity and possibility at the heart ofanalysis. Participants will learn methods of score study that will not only help shape curricular outcomes, but alsoinspire creative teaching strategies.Outcomes: Based on repertoire analysis, participants will create meaningful outcomes that address skills, knowledgeand affective needs of their own students.Strategies: The teachers playground! After determining what their students should know and what the repertoirenaturally teaches, participants will design creative and effective strategies for a variety of learning styles.Assessment: Integrated into the teaching model, a great assessment is simply a strategy that is used for evaluativepurposes, which means that the fun doesnt have to stop at "Strategies".With a great mix of philosophy and practicality, the CMP workshop offers both exciting intellectual rigor andsomething that you can immediately use in your classroom. It will change how you think about preparing for classnext week, as well as offer you long term pedagogy challenges. Did we mention it is also fun? It really is! And wearent the only crazy three people who think this way. Come and see why hundreds of teachers make the CMPworkshop their number one priority every summer!
  2. 2. WORKSHOP PRESENTERS MARGARET JENKS Choir and General Music presenter Margaret Jenks is the current chair-elect of the Wisconsin CMP committee and is committed to higher level music education both in her teaching of elementary and middle school students as well in her work with teacher mentoring and training. Her teaching and performing career has taken her from Freiburg, Germany to Eagan, Minnesota and Waukesha, Wisconsin, where she taught at Butler Middle School and North High School. While at Butler, Margaret created the Bridge Ensemble, an innovative choir which gained attention for its unique approach of pairing cognitively disabled and gifted and talented students. The Bridge Ensemble appeared by invitation atthe Wisconsin Choral Directors State Convention in a moving and memorable performance. Margaret has performedextensively as soprano soloist in such works as the Bach Magnificat, Haydns Creation, and Handels Messiah.Presently, Margaret designs and teaches the Introductory Choir programs of the Madison Youth Choirs, Tallis (forboys) and Colla Voce (for girls). She also conducts Purcell and Holst, two of MYC’s performing boychoirs. Holst,which she founded and co-directs with colleague Randal Swiggum, is an advanced choir for middle school age boyswho are moving through their voice change. The choir performs treble as well as SATB repertoire. As a member ofthe Wisconsin CMP (Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance) Team, she helps teach a summer institute forteachers, focusing on a deeper rehearsal experience for young musicians. Margaret serves as the WCDA BoychoirRepertoire & Standards Chairperson and especially enjoys the challenge of finding unexplored choral works forelementary and middle school boys. A frequent guest conductor, she recently directed the APAC Choral Festival inSeoul, Korea and worked with music teachers from across southeast Asia in a CMP workshop. She co-conducted thefirst-ever Middle School Boys SATB Honor Choir at the Central Division ACDA Conference in Cincinnati and conducteda similar ensemble for the North Central Division Honor Choir in 2012.Margaret lives in Madison with her husband Andy, and their own lively boys, Nathaniel, 11, and Simon, 8, both ofwhom think singing in a boy choir is the coolest thing ever. Margaret loves to read, bike, hike and climb, cookwithout recipes, and create puzzles and scavenger hunts for boys.Contact Margaret at CHRIS GLEASON Band workshop presenter Chris Gleason earned his BME at UW-Eau Claire in 1997 and his Masters Degree from UW-LaCrosse in 2002. He has taught band in the East Troy School District and the LaCrosse School District. He currently teaches concert band and jazz ensemble at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Under Mr. Gleasons direction the Patrick Marsh Band Program has increased by over 100 members from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Gleasons 8th Grade Band has performed at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda, the "New Wisconsin Promise Conference", and the 2006 and 2009 Wisconsin State Music Conferences. The Patrick Marsh 8th Grade Band commissioned composer, Samuel R. Hazo and performed the world premiere of Blue and Green Music at the 2009 Wisconsin State Music Conference. Currently, his 7th Grade Band is working with composer Brian Balmages and next years 7th GradeBand will commission composer Michael Sweeney. In 1992 Mr. Gleason was selected as the Wisconsin Governor’sScholar to Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Michigan. Mr. Gleason has performed professionally at Disneyland,Valleyfair, and the Mall of America. He has been guest conductor of numerous camps and festivals including theNational Band Association –Wisconsin Chapter Junior High All-State Band, Tri-State Honors Band, UW-MilwaukeeHonors Band and UW-Whitewater Band Camp. He has also served as the Tuba/Euphonium Instructor for theIndianhead Arts Camp in Shell Lake, Wisconsin for many years. He is the chair of the Wisconsin ComprehensiveMusicianship through Performance (CMP) Committee and the chair of the Wisconsin State Middle Level Honors Band.He has taught CMP Workshops at VanderCook College of Music, the Los Angeles Unified School District in California,The Total Music Educators Workshop and numerous districts in Wisconsin. Mr. Gleason was the recent recipient ofthe Vi Miller Award for Excellence by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission. Mr. Gleason is the founder andorganizer of the Kalahari Band Festival in Wisconsin Dells. Mr. Gleason is a member of NBA, WMEA, and NAfME.Contact Chris at cpgleas@spasd.k12.wi.usWebsite
  3. 3. RANDAL SWIGGUM Strings workshop presenter Randal Swiggum is in his fifteenth season as Artistic Director of the award- winning Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (Chicago), and serves as Associate Conductor for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, designing and conducting their extensive education and family series concerts attended by over ten thousand young people each season. He is also the conductor of Britten and Holst, the advanced choirs of the Madison Boychoir. He was Artistic Director of the Madison Children’s Choir from 1996-2000, and has also taught at Whitefish Bay High School, UW- Milwaukee, and Lawrence University, all in Wisconsin. A frequent guest conductor of orchestral and choral festivals, Randal recently conducted the Scottish National Youth Symphony in Glasgow, and All-State Orchestras in Georgia and Illinois, the Pennsylvania All-State Junior High Choir, the Singapore American School Choral Festival, MENC All-Northwest Honor Choir inPortland, American Mennonite Schools Orchestra Festival, Northern Arizona Honors Orchestra, the APAC OrchestraFestival in Seoul, and both the Wisconsin Middle Level Honors Choir and Orchestra, as well as the Mansfield (PA)Choral Festival, New York City Interschool Choral Festival, St. John’s Boys’ Choir, and various festivals in Michigan,Illinois, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. Randal has served as education conductor of The Florida Orchestra, conductingtwenty performances of his Beethoven Superhero education concerts last season. He and colleague Margaret Jenksco-conducted the 2010 ACDA Central Division Young Mens Honor Choir in Cincinnati.A passionate advocate for a richer learning experience in the rehearsal, Randy serves on the Wisconsin CMP(Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance) Project, now in its 36th year. He recently addressed thePennsylvania MENC on "The Art of Rehearsing," as well as the Minnesota ACDA, Iowa ACDA, Illinois ACDA, MarylandMENC, the ACDA North Central Division and Eastern Division, the Texas Orchestra Directors Association, and MENCNational Conventions in Phoenix and Kansas City. He often works with music teachers in workshops and in-servicesacross the U.S.Randal has led concert tours throughout Europe, Canada, and the Americas including the first international tour forthe Madison Children’s Choir to Brazil in 1998. The Elgin Youth Symphony recently returned from a ten-day Civil Wartour of Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. combining concerts and in-depth study.He has music directed over thirty stage works including the 1991 premiere of the Theatre X opera, Liberace. Hecreated the music for celebrated director Eric Simonsen’s new production of Moby Dick for the Milwaukee RepertoryTheatre, named by TIME magazine as one of the 10 Best Theatrical Productions of 2002. He is author of Strategiesfor Teaching High School Chorus (MENC 1998), and co-author of Shaping Sound Musicians (GIA 2003). He iscurrently a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Contact Randy at LOGISTICS AND WORKSHOP DETAILSMaterials to bring to the workshopParticipants will need to bring: two or three repertoire selections that they are considering using in the future their major instrument (Voice counts! Vocal and general teachers may bring a secondary instrument--no need to be concert ready) (if possible) a laptop computerWho to contact at HKISKaren Rohrs (workshop enquiries) Jacqueline Hutchings (registration and logistics)Director of Professional Development Executive Secretary, Head of School OfficePhone: (852) 3149 7223 (school) Phone: (852) 3149 7815 (office) (852) 6905 7589 (mobile) Fax: (852) 2813 4293 (attention: Jacqueline Hutchings)Email: Email: from State University of New York (SUNY)Participants may apply for university credit. Details about accreditation, along with a workshop information sheet, willbe emailed to participants one week prior to the workshop commencement date.
  4. 4. Number of participants per workshopPlease note that each workshop can accommodate a maximum of 40 participants. Places on eachworkshop will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. If we are unable to confirm a place for you, your namewill be placed on a wait list.Registration feeEARCOS member schools: HK$800 or US$100Non-EARCOS schools: HK$1600 or US$200(Registration fee includes transportation from designated hotels, workshop materials, lunch and refreshments duringthe workshop).Registration and payment for the workshopDetails about payment methods available are provided on the registration form.** Registration closes Friday August 17, 2012**TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION:1. HKIS reserves the right to alter the program/s or presenter/s without further notice; however, the event/s is/are intended to run as advertised.2. Fees paid are non-refundable on receipt.3. Cancellations will not be refunded.4. HKIS reserves the right to cancel the event/s due to insufficient numbers. Registrants will be notified and refunded in full should this occur.5. In the event of Typhoon Signal No. 8 (or higher signal) being hoisted, or Black Rainstorm Warning being hoisted, the workshop(s) that day will be cancelled. Under these circumstances, refunds will not be provided.Hotel accommodationParticipants are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodation, if required. HKIS has secured rooms at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Causeway Bay, and the L’hotel (all hotels in the Causeway Bay area). If you are interested in staying at these hotels please complete the attached hotel reservation form and return it directly to the hotel. Please note the registration deadline date for these special room rates. Hotel room reservation requests received after the hotel’s deadline date will be offered at the current room availability price. Other hotels for consideration include the Newton Hotel, Hotel Ibis, Park Lane Hotel, and iRegal. Hong Kong has many hotel options. Please refer to hotel websites for details on individual room rates. Please indicate on your registration form the hotel you will be staying in as this will guide the bus pick-up schedule each day.Hong Kong weatherHong Kong weather is very changeable during the months of June through September. Please check the Hong KongObservatory website for up-to-date weather information, and for any weather warnings that may be issued. the airport and hotels:Participants are responsible for organizing their own transportation between the airport and their hotel/accomodation.Between HKIS and hotels:HKIS will provide a bus each day to transport participants between the school and key locations. Participants notstaying at the above mentioned hotels may meet there and join the bus. There is no additional cost for this service.A bus schedule will accompany the information sheet sent to participants one week prior to the workshop.
  5. 5. FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL GUESTS, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MIGHT HELP YOU AS YOU PLAN YOUR VISITVisa for entry into Hong KongMost nationalities can get a tourist visa on arrival at the airport in Hong Kong. Please check with your travel agent inadvance and allow sufficient time for processing your visa (if required).Arrival in Hong KongJourney time from the airport depends on mode of transport. The Airport Express Train, to Central Airport Express Station, takes about 25 minutes. (Cost is HK$100 for a “single” journey train fare, or HK$180 for “round trip” which is valid for 30 days from date of issue). If you are traveling with colleagues, you can purchase the tickets together for a discounted price. There are a number of airport bus shuttles – please see the bus station for more details. The cost will be approx. HK$50 per person. If you plan to take a taxi from the airport to your destination on Hong Kong island, please join the queue for the red taxis. Taxi fare to Hong Kong Island will cost between HK$250 – HK$350, depending on destination.Departure from Hong KongHong Kong airport is very efficient but please allow 2 hours ahead of flight for check-in. Passengers for most flightscan check-in at Central Airport Express Station or at the airport itself. Please check with your airline directly if youwould like clarification for your specific carrier.Journey time to the airport depends on mode of transport. The Airport Express Train, from Central Airport Express Station, takes 25 minutes to reach the airport. (Cost is HK$100 for a “single” journey train fare). You can check-in your luggage at the Central Airport Express Station up to 12 hours ahead.Additional informationMoney: Exchange rates – approximate: 1 US$ = HK$7.78 ATMs are located at the airport and all over the city. Bank of China ATMs accept Union Pay cards.Getting around town: The Hong Kong subway is an excellent and efficient method of transport (or what the locals call “MTR station”). The MTR is very convenient. Tickets can be easily purchased at each station. For details of fares, station locations, MTR Map please see Please also refer to the Hong Kong Travel website for information on all the different methods of public transportation in Hong Kong out: Hong Kong has many choices of cuisine and price range. Please consult the Hong Kong Tourism Board website for suggestions, or let us know if you would like a recommendation.
  6. 6. Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance Facilitated by Wisconsin Music Educators Association Facilitators : Chris Gleason (Band), Margaret Jenks (Choir & General Music) and Randal Swiggum (Strings) Saturday September 1 (8:30am to 4:30pm) AND Sunday September 2, 2012 (8:30am to 2:00pm) HKIS Middle School Campus, 700 Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Tai Tam Registration CLOSES Friday August 17, 2012REGISTRANT INFORMATION – PLEASE COMPLETE ONE FORM PER PERSON:Name: _____________________________________ _________________________________________ First Name Family Name (Surname)School Name: ________________________________________________________________________________School Address : _____________________________________________________________________________Grade Level You Teach / Administration Position: ___________________________________________________Email Address For All Correspondence: ____________________________________________________________PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS .... please indicate  your workshop choice: Chris Gleason : Band (this workshop can accommodate a maximum of 40 participants) Margaret Jenks : Choir & General Music (this workshop can accommodate a maximum of 40 participants) Randal Swiggum : Strings (this workshop can accommodate a maximum of 40 participants)HOW TO REGISTER AND PAY YOUR REGISTRATION FEE:HOW TO REGISTER:  Places are limited to 40 participants per workshop.  Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served based.  An email confirmation will be sent to you after your registration form is received.  If we are unable to accommodate your registration, you will be informed by email and placed on a waitlist. Please send your completed registration form by email or fax to: Email: Fax: (852) 2813 4293REGISTRATION FEES: Please indicate  fee applicable, otherwise the Non-EARCOS member fee will automatically be applied to your invoice:  EARCOS member school: HK$800 or US$100  Non-EARCOS member school: HK$1600 or US$200HOW TO PAY YOUR REGISTRATION FEE:  An invoice will be emailed to you after your registration form is received. The invoice will contain information for payment by check or bank transfer. We cannot accept Credit Card or Cash payment.  Confirmation of your registration, and receipt of payment, will be emailed to you after payment is received.DIETARY NEEDS: To assist with catering please list any food allergies, food intolerances, or special diets:HOTEL AND ACCOMMODATION IN HONG KONG:Participants are responsible for booking accommodation directly with the hotel of their choice.Accommodation or Hotel (please specify if known): __________________________________________________TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION: 1. HKIS reserves the right to alter the program/s or presenter/s without further notice; however, the event/s is/are intended to run as advertised.  2. Fees paid are non‐refundable on receipt. 3. Cancellations will not be refunded.   4. HKIS reserves the right to cancel the event/s due to insufficient numbers.  Registrants will be notified and refunded in full should this occur.  5. In the event of Typhoon Signal No. 8 (or higher signal) being hoisted, or Black Rainstorm Warning being hoisted, the workshop(s) that day will be cancelled.   Under these circumstances, refunds will not be provided. 
  7. 7. HOTEL RESERVATION FORM Music Workshop on 31 August – 2 September 2012To : Ms. Debbie Chan – Sales Department From :Fax / Tel : (852) 3553 2868 / 3553 2839 Fax / Tel :Email : Email :Date : Company : Hong Kong International School Please complete and return this Reservation Form directly to the above contact on or before 31 July 2012 Guest Name (Mr/Ms) : (Last Name) (First Name) Arrival Date : August 2012 Flight No. / Time : Departure Date : September 2012 Flight No. / Time : Total No. of Nights : No. of Rooms : Daily Room Rate : HK$ 1,070 inclusive of 10% service charge per Superior Room Privileges Included : -Daily buffet breakfast for one person at Corner 18 on 1/F -Complimentary In-Room Broadband Internet Access -Complimentary In-Room Distilled Water & Complimentary Daily Newspaper -Welcome Fruit Basket & Welcome Drink Coupon per person -Free Local Telephone Call & Free use of Fitness Centre & Sauna -20% discount on laundry, dry cleaning & pressing services -20% discount for every visit at Corner 18 & The Booth etc (not applicable to happy hour, special promotion / offer, festival eves and days) -Additional buffet breakfast at HK$ 80net per person at Corner 18 on consumption basis Terms of Payment : Guest will settle all expenses by credit card or cash upon departure Arrival Airport : Limousine at HK$580 per trip per car Shuttle bus at HK$130 per person per trip Transfer (Please contact airport representative at Counter A16 or B16 upon arrive of HK Int’l Airport) Room – On Request : Smoking or Non-smoking / Twin bedded room or King bedded room Reservation must be guaranteed by One Night Non-refundable Deposit by Credit Card : This serve as an irrevocable instruction to L’hotel Causeway Bay Harbour View that I will responsible one night room charge and service charge, which will be deducted from the below credit card if I do not arrive on the expected arrival day or/and cancellation is received by the hotel less than 7 days prior to arrival (Hong Kong time). Credit Card Holder : Type of Card : Master / Visa / AE Card Number : Expiry Date : Signature : Date :All reservation will be subject to room availability and the below confirmation by the hotel.Confirmed by Confirmation Number Date 18 King’s Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Main Tel: (852) 3553 2898 Fax: (852) 3553 2888 Reservations Direct Tel: (852) 3553 2818 Fax: (852) 3553 2813 Web-site: Email:
  8. 8. Hotel Reservation Form Hong Kong International School HKIS – Music Workshop August 31 – September 02, 2012 (Please tick your choice from below selections) Room + breakfast Room + breakfast (Single occupancy) (Double occupancy) Tel: (852) 3552 1111 Superior Room HK$1,180 HK$1,280 *The above rates are subject to 10% service charge per room per night Special Privileges: - Two bottled distilled water daily - Complimentary hotel shuttle bus is available between hotel and major commercial & shopping areas on HK island, including Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Central and Admiralty - 8 mins walk to MTR Station and Times Square Mega Shopping Mall or else hotel shuttle bus is available every 20 minsTerms & Condition: All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card upon submitting this reservation form on or before August 01, 2012. Reservation requests received after August 01, 2012 will be subject to the hotel’s availability thereafter. For guaranteed reservation, one-night applicable room charge will be applied for any no show or should cancellation notice be received 7 days prior to arrival date Daily rate will be subject to change if staying period is outside of Aug 31 – Sept 02, 2012 inclusive.Guest name(s):  Mr  Ms  Mrs Last name: First name:Arrival date: Departure date:Arrival flight/time: Departure flight/time:Airport Shuttle Airport <=> Hotel HK$140 per trip per personTransfer: Airport to Hotel Hotel to Airport Round Trip  Smoking  Non-Smoking  Twin Bedding  Double BeddingRoom Preference: Others if any:I / WE AGREE TO GUARANTEE THIS RESERVATION BY THE CREDIT CARD LISTED BELOW: AMEX VISA MASTER DINERS JCBCard Number: Expiry Date:Card Holder: Signature:The above terms & condition are accepted by : (Please sign)Reservation(s) requested by:Telephone No.: Fax No.: Email:(For hotel use) Hotel confirmation number Date:*********************************************************************************************************Please forward the reservations to Mr. Leo Ng, Director of Sales – Corporate on or before August 01, 2012 viafacsimile at (852)3552 1199 or email: Otherwise, room confirmation will besubject to hotel’s availability thereafter.