Submitting Group and Solo Performance

How quickly the year has passed! You have most likely been working on your group and solo performances throughout the year. Now’s it is time to submit your music making. This blog provides strategies on how to finalize your performance including ensuring submission meet the length and accompaniment requirements, Running short on time? You may have enough music after all! At the SL level you are allowed up to one minute longer or shorter than the 15-minute time requirement due to musical ...

Professional Development Opportunities for IBDP Music Teachers

Triple A Learning’s highly successful Online IB Teacher Workshops are available through OSC, providing teachers with an ideal and cost-effective professional development opportunity for teachers and school staff who cannot take time away from school. From October 2013, we will be running the following online workshops for Music teachers: Musical Links Investigation What's so great about the online workshops for Music teachers? Take place over the internet using a Virtual Learning Environment Asynchronous - allowing participants to log in when it suits them Flexible to work around ...

Blurring the lines (between moving students from hearing to listening)

  Greetings Diploma Music Folk! This post presents a few teaching ideas. This base idea involves using popular (current top-forty) music and could serve as a doorway into the Listening Paper, Musical Links Investigation, and/or the Extended Essay. It also could be used to begin a ToK conversation concerning the concept of 'popular music' as a cultural definition (using other 'popular' songs from different musical genres and cultures). This lesson incorporates the following Learner Profile attributes: Reflective, Risk-takers, Communicators, Thinkers, Inquirers; This lesson ...