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Chamber Music: Developing Excellence in Large Ensemble Learning

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As part of a broader pedagogical approach to large ensemble learning in school music programs, attendees of this workshop will be acquainted to strategies for empowering the student voice through participation in chamber music groups. Engaging students in high levels of musical reflection via analysis, synthesis, evaluation and creation, this clinic offers an experientially significant approach where students undertake to work collaboratively, responsibly and musically with each other.

Jemima Bunn - Biographical Information

Dr Jemima Bunn completed a Bachelor of Education from The University of Melbourne (1996), a Masters in Music Education at University of Wisconsin – Madison (2002), and her PhD study in music education from The University of Melbourne (2019). Jemima has administrated and taught in in vibrant classroom, instrumental and ensemble music programs at high school level for several years as a Director of Music. More recently, she has worked in music education at Deakin University, preparing pre-service music teachers in classroom and instrumental music pedagogy, conducting and composition. Jemima currently works with Brolga Music Publishing Company, promoting exclusively the work of Australian composers writing for Concert Band, Jazz, String and Full Orchestra and Flexible Ensemble. Jemima has presented clinics and workshops at European Association of School Music (2019), Australian Society of Music Education (2019), Queensland Band and Orchestra Clinic (2021), Australian National Band and Orchestra Clinic (2021) amongst others. Presenting at the Midwest Clinic in 2004 and 2012, Jemima conducted Blackburn High School Symphonic Band at the Clinic in 2017. Jemima has adjudicated and conducted Festivals throughout Australia and in the United States. Jemima has been active in the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association by serving as a committee member, president and vice president at state and national levels. In 2006, she received an ABODA Victoria Excellence Award and in 2018 a National Citation of Excellence for her work in music education.

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