Calling all music teachers! MusiCounts is excited to establish our first MusiCounts Educator Advisory Committee. As part of this committee, you’ll play a key role in the strategic growth of MusiCounts’ current and future programs, ensuring that our programs align with and reflect the needs, priorities and values of music educators in Canada. We are accepting expressions of interest until Sept. 6, 2019. For more info on the committee and to submit an expression of interest form, click here.
The primary roles of committee members are:
- Help identify how MusiCounts’ existing programs might be more accessible, equitable and consistent with the needs of music educators in Canada.
- Provide expert advice on the development and implementation of MusiCounts’ new Learning Resource Program. This program will equip teachers with resources to engage their students with Canadian popular music in their classrooms.
- Keep MusiCounts up to date on the political climate in your region/province as it relates to funding and policy surrounding music education.
- Advise MusiCounts on matters related to provincial curriculum and advocacy initiatives.
- Help connect MusiCounts to stakeholders related to music education policy in your district, province and region.
- Serve as an ambassador for MusiCounts in the educator community.
We welcome music educators of all professional backgrounds and experience levels, including non-specialist, part-time, and itinerant music teachers. Music teachers with any amount of teaching experience in Canadian public schools are encouraged to apply if interested. Being a recipient of a MusiCounts grant is not necessary to serve on the committee. Experience facilitating music education in the context of a community organization is an asset, but is not necessary.
Appointment to the committee is for one two-year term (Sept. 2019-Sept. 2021). Meetings will typically be held virtually two or three times per year, in addition to email correspondence with MusiCounts staff members as needed. This committee will consist of 5-7 enthusiastic music educators that reflect Canada’s regional diversity, as well as the diversity of the current landscape of music education in Canada.