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)


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