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Body Mapping Workshop: August 21, 2016

Body Mapping Workshop flyer

This one-day course open to all musicians and teachers consists of two three-hour sessions (with short breaks between) separated by a one-hour lunch break. Maximum enrollment is 24 participants. There is plenty of time given to embody the materials through practical exercises and explorations, examination of skeletal models and visual aids.

Hour One: Somatics, Senses and Attention— understanding the basic principles of Body Mapping; learning to use the kinesthetic sense; cultivating inclusive awareness

Hour Two: The Places of Balance—recognizing the weight bearing and delivery capacity of the skeleton, finding optimal postural balance and using it to mechanical advantage in singing and playing

Hour Three: The Arm Structure—detailed anatomy and optimal use of the arm structure

Hour Four: The Movement and Structures of Breathing—breathing, articulation, etc.

Hour Five: The Lower Limb—function, structure and size of the leg for optimal movement in music making

Hour Six: Practical Integration of Principles— participants are encouraged to bring their instruments and work with the instructor in a group setting to embody the principles learned in the course; instruction in Constructive Rest and other exercises to improve body awareness

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NATS Calgary September Meeting

NATS Calgary will meet on September 20 at 2 p.m. at the home of Katherine Ardo. The meeting will be followed by a potluck. We hope to see many members and anyone interested in joining NATS!

Songfest 2015

Details and Registration are now available for Songfest 2015.  Please click the Songfest Tab above. (A Larger PDF Poster is also available for download.)

Songfest Poster 2015 copy

 

 

 

Teachers’ Fundraising Recital

The NATS Calgary Teachers’ Fundraising Recital is only 2 weeks away!  Thank you to those who have volunteered to be involved so far.  We look forward to seeing as many members and new faces as possible.  Please remember to invite family, friends and students to this event.

Please find the ticket link here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1071691

Please find the poster/flyer here: NATS Calgary Recital 2015

Music Conference Alberta and Ben Heppner Masterclass

Music Conference Alberta is happening from October 23-25, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton Alberta.  NATS Calgary is very pleased to be sponsoring a Masterclass with Ben Heppner on the Morning of October 25, 2014 at 9:00am.  In addition to this Masterclass, there are several other sessions that may be of interest to Teachers of Singing.

Please see the Music Conference Alberta for more information:  http://www.musicconferenceab.ca

 

HeppnerMasterclassPoster