Public Engagement Committee Report – October 2015

Public_Engagement_CommitteeMem­bers: Louise Camp­bell (Chair), Tawnie Olson and Jen­nifer Waring

The CNMN Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee was formed in the 2012–13 sea­son. Hav­ing evolved out of the Youth Com­mit­tee (2009–12), the Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee seeks to address the range and scope of issues regard­ing Pub­lic Engage­ment and New Music across Canada.

Dur­ing the 2014–15 sea­son, the Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee revised and updat­ed the Cre­ative Music Edu­ca­tion Resource list­ing, mak­ing it avail­able on the CNMN web­site. The Resource is a curat­ed list of online resources for facil­i­tat­ing cre­ative music, so that when you host a cre­ative music class, les­son, work­shop, con­cert etc., you have resources at your fin­ger­tips to inspire you with great ideas.

One of the man­dates of the com­mit­tee is to share suc­cess sto­ries about pub­lic engage­ment. Dur­ing the past sea­son, the Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee con­tin­ued to sub­mit arti­cles to the CNMN bul­letin, high­light­ing excit­ing cre­ative music projects that fea­ture con­nect­ing with the Cana­di­an pub­lic in inno­v­a­tive and excit­ing ways. As we all know, CNMN mem­bers do amaz­ing work in pub­lic engage­ment. If you have or know of a project that is par­tic­u­lar­ly inspir­ing and want to spread the word about it, con­tact Louise Camp­bell to write an arti­cle for the CNMN bul­letin. Past sto­ries have been about the John Adaskin Project, Toronto’s New Music 101, I.S.S. and the OCADU Project (see links below to all past submissions).

Activ­i­ties for the 2015–16 sea­son will include pub­li­ciz­ing the Cre­ative Music Edu­ca­tion Resource list­ing to per­ti­nent orga­ni­za­tions beyond the New Music com­mu­ni­ty (e.g. teach­ers asso­ci­a­tions etc.) and con­tin­u­ing to share suc­cess sto­ries in pub­lic engage­ment. If you have ideas about who we should con­tact, let us know.

We wel­come more com­mit­tee mem­bers! We need peo­ple from across the coun­try to pitch in, give their two cents worth, and give us a Cana­da-wide per­spec­tive. If you want to join the Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee, we want your ideas!

Please con­tact Louise Camp­bell for more information

Read more from this committee:

Cre­ative Music Edu­ca­tion Online Resources
Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee Report – May 2015 – 20th edition
Cura­to­r­i­al and Art Crit­i­cism stu­dents meet Con­tin­u­um in The OCADU Project – 20th edition
Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee Report – Dec. 2014 – 19th edition
I.S.S. Is Some­body Singing – 16th edition
Toronto’s New Music 101 – 16th edition
Youth/Music Edu­ca­tion Com­mit­tee Reports (p. 5–6) – 13th edi­tion (pdf)


Direct link: Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee Report – Octo­ber 2015
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