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Dear member,

Having not done much singing this year, how do you fancy having some fun by joining a virtual song to close this most challenging of academic years! Please share this with your students and other colleagues. The more the merrier! All we ask is that all participants be members of Sing Qatar, and that is free. We hope this may motivate everyone to set up more musical projects in the future.

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”

We chose this upbeat song by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, brought to fame by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.  We think it is easy enough for everyone to participate, and it has a strong message of unity that despite covid we remain positive, we will make it home to see family, we are moving on in our lives etc.

Register below and upload your video before Tuesday June 1st!

We can’t wait to sing with you all!
Love from the Sing Qatar team. 

Instructions:

Deadline:

Upload your video by Tuesday June 1st

Dress in 1960's look!! 

Find some inspiration in the resources below.

Contribution to the production costs:

In Sing Qatar we do not have the skills to mix the videos and so we would need a contribution of 40QR per participant so we can outsource this work. This can be paid by bank transfer.

Registration:

Existing Members: 

New Members: Become a Sing Qatar member first, register here: https://singqatar.com/membership/become-a-member 

Once registered, you will have access to the detailed instructions page, where you can download the score and backing track files: 

Instructions Page (Members only)

Don't wait!! Register and upload your video before Tuesday June 1st!

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Thursday 14th January - 4pm to 7pm

Lucinda Geoghegan: "I got rhythm"

Developing rhythmic skills in the primary school from simple beat keeping ability beat to more advanced rhythmic work. This session will include: Rhythm games, embodied rhythmic learning, inclusion of classroom percussion, rhythm reading, improvisation and composition skills

Friday 15th January - 10am to 1pm

Dr. Troy Robertson: "How to Guide" to creating virtual projects

In this course you will learn the basics of audio and video editing for use in virtual and hybrid music classroom settings. The focus will be the creation of these projects via software that is free and compatible with PC or Mac. Participants will be able to download materials to create a practice project and can work alongside the course instructor in real time. You will also be introduced to resources geared toward the use of professional grade software.

Friday 15th January - 2pm to 5pm

Lucinda Geoghegan: "Active listening"

This session will focus on development of children’s listening and attention skills – both vital to the child’s development in all other areas of the curriculum. This session will include listening games, sound discrimination, active engagement in music listening (listening “for” rather than simply listening “to” music), music and movement ideas as a means to kinaesthetic learning.

Friday 15th January - 6pm to 7.30pm

Lucinda Geoghegan: "Do we always have to start again?" (Session for Secondary teachers)

What if the children had already covered basic musical skills and reading and writing music in primary school? How can we move on from that point to introduce more advanced musical concepts e.g. part work, harmonic hearing and understanding, scales and modes, links with instrumental work and preparation for more advanced aural skills.

Friday 15th January - 7.30pm: Course Conclusion

Certificate of Attendance

An electronic / downloadable Certificate of Attendance will be sent to all participants emails at the end of the course.

VENUE: Via zoom
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 15th December

Lucinda Geoghegan

Lucinda GeogheganLucinda has taught all ages over the years - Nursery, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education and now spends most of her time delivering training based on Kodály inspired Music Education. She is Creative learning Director for National Youth Choir of Scotland, a lecturer for the British Kodály Academy and a Musicianship Lecturer in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 
She is passionate about the benefits that Kodály Education can bring to the child both musically and holistically and is keen to spread the word across the world having led workshops in Australia, Asia, America, and is very much looking forward to returning to do more training in Qatar - even if it is virtually! 
She has written a number of publications to support Kodály teaching - a series of Singing Games and Rhymes books for different ages and is co-author of the musicianship programme Go for Bronze, Silver, Gold. 

Dr. Troy Robertson

Troy RobertsonDr. Troy Robertson (b. 1978) is the Director of Choirs at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, where he conducts University Singers, Select Women’s Ensemble, Texan Gentlemen, Texan Troubadours, and Chamber Choir. Tarleton's Chamber Choir has toured Japan, China (as part of the Xi'an International Choral Festival), and performed in Carnegie Hall under Dr. Robertson's direction. He is also the conductor of the Cross Timbers Civic Chorale, a community ensemble whose season includes collaboration with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Past performances of the group include Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Brahms's Requiem, Poulenc's Gloria, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Bach's Magnificat. An active clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Robertson has served in festivals across the United States. Dr. Robertson is a composer whose works include “In Meeting We Are Blessed,” published by Hinshaw Music Company as part of the André J. Thomas Choral Series and one of J.W. Pepper’s Editor’s Choice selections. His other works are published through Colla Voce Music, Santa Barbara Music, and MusicSpoke. Dr. Robertson is the founder of ChorAmor, a coalition of singers and conductors dedicated to the creation of free resources for choir. These resources may be found at www.Choramor.com. They include free repertoire, guide tracks, rehearsal methods, training videos, and warmup material. Much of the material is focused on distance and hybrid learning.

Before coming to Tarleton, Dr. Robertson was Assistant Professor of Music Education at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. He served for several years as choral director at East Gaston High School in Mount Holly, North Carolina. While at East Gaston Dr. Robertson served alongside Trip McGill as co-conductor of the Gaston County Choral Ensemble. He also served as associate conductor of the Charlotte Oratorio Singers and Charlotte Chamber Singers. Dr. Robertson holds degrees from Florida State University (Ph.D.), the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (M.M.), and Furman University (B.M.Ed.). He is a lifetime member of ACDA and an active member of NCCO, TMEA, and TCDA. He is married to Dr. Stephanie Robertson, and the two of them make their home in Stephenville, Texas, with their son, Winton.

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Qatar National Singing WeekThe Sing Qatar National Singing Week is an annual singing festival held in the first week of November. 

This event creates opportunities for singing events at schools, chances to perform individually, and the chance to collaborate with other member choirs in the spirit of promoting singing within your own community.

To perform at the National Singing Week, register here.


COVID-19 ADVISORY 2020

In light of the global pandemic Covid-19 and regulations set by the government, we are sorry to inform you that all Sing Qatar activities are on hold for the year 2020. We encourage that you take part in future events by registering here. If you wish to find out about planned events for the following years, please check out our News and Events page.

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