SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER 2019

0830-1300

Time

0830-0930

Arrivals and registration

Arrivals, registration, teas/coffees, visit trade exhibition

Location

Outside Dewan Orkestra

Time

Plenary sessions

Location

0930-0940

Welcome by Tn Hj Mohd Yazid B Awalludin, Director of NOSS (Malaysia)

Dewan Orkestra

0945-0955

Performance by Mr John Cameron, Head of Keyboard, St Mary’s Music School (UK)

French Overture from The Second Part of the Klavierübung BWV831 – JS Bach (1685-1750)

Dewan Orkestra

1000-1030

Keynote 2: Presentation on the role of JKKN as the industry lead body for skills training, including a review of the economic contribution of the creative industries of Malaysia by Salehhuddin Md Salleh, JKKN

Dewan Orkestra

1030-1045

Made in Malaysia – musical instrument making and standardisation by En Ramlan Md Salleh, Dean of Music Department, ASWARA (Malaysia)

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss important and ‘key’ 21st Century Skills which we believe are needed by students enrolled in SKM (Malaysia Skill Certificate) programs and to provide suggestions on how to build these skills into SKM programs.

The making of musical instruments has a long history, involving human relationship, culture and society; instruments are also commodities of international trade. The evolution of instrument-making – past, present, future and post-future – not only reveals the physical characteristics, but more.

Currently, there are no specific skill-related programmes of work which clearly reflect the aims of craftsmanship activities related to musical instruments. There is an urgent need to establish technical and vocational education and training relating to the craftsmanship of musical instruments. This should cover the common and basic standards, method standards, and standards for products and accessories which are needed in business and trade, thereby providing a more valuable guide to relevant stakeholders.

This program should include providing students with solid knowledge of, and skills in, the discipline being studied. Courses of instruction based on contemporary educational thinking and practices should also be developed in order to provide students with important skills needed for the 21st century.

Training will be needed from a wide range of experts, including technologists, instrument makers, restorers, performers, dealers, conservators, teachers and institutional members.

Dewan Orkestra

1045-1100

NOSS Level 3 in Music Teaching – curriculum concepts and guides by En Abdul Jamal Abd Hamid, UKM (Malaysia)

Developing competency in a job of career may require certain specific skills. In the area of music teaching within the education domain, the importance of cognitive, psychomotor and affective development in teaching protocols and pedagogy, music teaching, specifically on instrument tutoring and instructions may require a teacher to be more creative beyond basic requisites. Music is perceptibly seen as a geometry in time, aesthetics of sound abstracts or a creative work of art, derived from a performer’s relative senses in music, centred in the embryo of musical parameters. Thus, understanding through the senses is a prominent and significant factor in the advancement of a career in music teaching.

NOSS Level 3 in Music Teaching demonstrates aspirations of professionally music teaching protocols, with guided competency units (CU), competency profiles, an overview of curriculum structures and content. Significant areas of music fundamentals and essentials are emphasised, music theory, aural, sight-reading, instrumental technical skills and holistic attributes as value-added skills along with aspects of music creativity. Thus aspects of knowledge of content, knowledge of techniques, intellectual abilities and skill development are collaborated as central to protocols of knowledge acquisition and dissemination by potential music teachers.

Dewan Orkestra

Time

Breakout Session 3

Location

1110-1200

Exams, help or hindrance? by Mr Mark Kesel, Chief Examiner, Music Teachers’ Board (UK)

Mark Kesel, Chief Examiner at the Music Teachers’ Board, introduces the thinking behind some of the recent refreshing innovations in graded instrumental music qualifications from the UK.

2019 has seen a major overhaul of the method of delivery of these exams led by UK instrumental teachers determined to find solutions to some of the drawbacks encountered by students and teachers using a system that has remained largely unchanged for over a century.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn first hand about a major new resource that is a game changer for both instrumental music teachers and their pupils.

Dewan Orkestra

1110-1200

Fun activities for developing children’s musical skills by Ms Helen MacGregor, Author, Collins Music (UK)

A workshop full of simple, fun and accessible music-making activities which help to develop children’s musical skills from the early years and through the Primary age range.

Using the voice, body and simple instruments, Helen MacGregor will introduce you to some of her favourite musical games, songs, listening and composing activities taken from Collins music publications, including the scheme of work, Music Express.

Gallery

1110-1200

Specialist music education in the UK by Dr Kenneth Taylor, Headteacher, St Mary’s Music School (UK)

St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine Government funded specialist Music and Dance Schools offering the finest training in Great Britain.

In a presentation that will touch on performance, aural technique, coaching, masterclasses, partnerships and practice, St Mary’s headteacher, Dr Kenneth Taylor, will explain how a musical education can be successfully combined with excellent academic outcomes to provide a fully-rounded education for aspiring young musicians.

Dewan Kuliah Utama

1110-1200

Playing it by ear by Professor George Hess, Sunway University (Malaysia)

There’s more to playing music than just getting the notes and rhythms right; to produce meaningful performances, students need to be able to call upon their inner musician.

There is no better way to develop this than by learning to play by ear and improvise. In this session, Dr George Hess will show examples of improvisation and the aural tradition in various genres and demonstrate practical strategies and exercises that will help your students develop these important skills.

Bilik Seminar 6

Time

Plenary: Student Masterclass

Location

1200-1250

In this session, John Cameron, Assistant Director of Music and Head of Keyboard at St Mary’s Music School, will work with a group of young instrumentalists.

John will show that playing to colleagues, all of whom have a unique insight and understanding of the potential difficulties involved in performing, is an invaluable resource for learning.

Dewan Orkestra

1300-1700

Time

1300-1410

Lunch

Lunch, visit trade exhibition

Location

Outside Dewan Orkestra

Time

Breakout Session 4

Location

1420-1510

Student Masterclass: Demonstration Coaching Class by Mr John Cameron, Head of Keyboard, St Mary’s Music School, UK

Coaching is the supportive guidance of a pupil toward a performance, fostering a partnership where ideas flow back and forward with a view to creating a performance state where freedoms are encouraged.

In this demonstration class, John Cameron will explain how, with the aid of an experienced coach, a pupil will be able to fashion a complete performance that is entirely their ‘own’.

Dewan Orkestra

1420-1510

Top tips and advice for teaching music to young children by Ms Helen MacGregor, Author, Collins Music (UK)

In this interactive presentation for generalist teachers and music specialists, Helen MacGregor will present a range of practical ideas which engage young children and develop their musical abilities.

Drawing on her experience of teaching she will demonstrate some of the ways to promote enjoyment, confidence and musical learning for all children.

Gallery

1420-1510

Exams, help or hindrance? by Mr Mark Kesel, Chief Examiner, MusicTeachers’ Board (UK)

Repeat of 1110 session

Dewan Kuliah Utama

1420-1510

Malaysia Skills Certification System, Overview of NOSS Music by Tn Hj Razalee Bin Che Ros, TVET Consultant

Repeat of 1100 session

Bilik Seminar 6

Time

Panel, Closing and Networking

Location

1520-1600

Panel discussion: Beyond the exams – what should a rounded music education look like? Chaired by Professor George Hess, Sunway University (Malaysia)

Dewan Orkestra

1600-1610

Closing speech by Professor Madya Sahar Sa’di Bin Hashim, Rector ASWARA

Dewan Orkestra

1610-1700

Tea/coffee, networking, visit trade exhibition

Outside Dewan Orkestra