SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 2019

0830-1300

Time

0830-0930

Arrivals and registration

Arrivals, registration, teas/coffees, visit trade exhibition

Location

Outside Dewan Orkestra

Time

Plenary: MU21C Opening

Location

0930-1000

Welcome, Opening Speech and launching Ceremony of NOSS by En. Sulmi Bin Abd Majid, Deputy Director-General of JPK (Malaysia)

Dewan Orkestra

1000-1015

Performance by Students from ASWARA (Malaysia)

Dewan Orkestra

1015-1050

Keynote 1: The Role of Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in economic development by Dr Amiron B Ismail, TVET Consultant (Malaysia)

The current global economic environment requires a highly skilled workforce to remain competitive towards achieving economic stability. Economic activities encompasses of all activities related to production, consumption, and trade of goods and services, which applies to everyone from individuals to entities such as corporations and governments. The economic activities require a highly skilled workforce to meet the demand of global standards, therefore the workforce has to be trained based on the TVET methodology and delivery system. TVET curriculum and training delivery requires specific knowledge and skills of occupations of an industry.

Hence, the economic development drives the demand for a highly skilled and competency based workforce in various industries, which requires enhancing the quality of TVET delivery for industry needs. Governments around the globe, Malaysia in particular, are implementing strategic reforms on their TVET sector to meet the demands of the evolving global economy, where the Industrial Revolution 4.0 is setting global definitions of work, manpower, production and services. The Department of Skills Development under the Ministry of Human Resources, has been responsive to global changes and adapted a TVET development and implementation model based on global best practices to ensure the relevance and quality of TVET for the various industries in Malaysia.

The direct contribution of TVET to the nation’s economic development is the development of a workforce who are highly skilled, competent and flexible in adapting to global industry and economic demands.

Dewan Orkestra

Time

Breakout Session 1

Location

1100-1150

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

1100-1150

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

1100-1150

Using technology to enhance your studio by Professor George Hess, Sunway University, Malaysia

Considering the technical challenges presented by the classical repertoire, it’s not surprising that there is little time left during lessons for addressing things like music theory, history, world music or improvisation, especially when preparing for exams.

But these are things that are important if the student is to become a well-rounded musician. Technology can help.

The overwhelming majority of students have access to computers and smartphones and there are many excellent apps and websites that can be used to reinforce music theory, aural skills, music history, and even performance.

In this session, we’ll look at low-cost and free solutions for your music studio and strategies for making it work.

Dewan Kuliah Utama

1100-1150

Introduction to World Music by Mr Andy Gleadhill, Head of Training, Drums for Schools (UK)

We can all benefit greatly from looking at how other cultures around the world learn and teach music. How much do we know about how pupils learn music in Columbia, Zimbabwe or Estonia? Using practical examples, we will explore different musical pedagogy from around the world.

In a fun and practical session, Andy Gleadhill will draw upon his years of experience travelling the world as an Ethnomusicologist, where he has studied and played alongside musicians and music educators on every continent. His more recent pioneering work delivering teacher development to International Schools worldwide has allowed him to gain a unique international perspective of music education which he will share. Delegates will explore world music that helps pupils learn all the elements of music, is inclusive, accessible and develops student creativeness.

We will end with a short performance of some of the world music that we have been examining and ensure that delegates will see how the new ideas and music-making experiences can be taken back to use directly in their own lessons.

Repeated at 1420 today

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 2

Location

1420-1510

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

1420-1510

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

1420-1510

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

1420-1510

Introduction to World Music by Mr Andy Gleadhill, Head of Training, Drums for Schools (UK)

Repeat of 1100 session

Bilik Seminar 6

Time

Panel, Presentation 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

Presentation of token of appreciation to all speakers, presented by Tn Hj Mohd Yazid B Awalludin, Director of NOSS

Dewan Orkestra

1610-1700

Tea/coffee, networking, visit trade exhibition

Outside Dewan Orkestra