Concepts for Video conferencing

As music educators, many people are questioning about performances for subsequent 12 months, and if they may occur in any respect. One alternate to doing performances in particular person with an viewers is to do a video convention efficiency.

My youngest daughter Macy has had two performances over Google Meet. Her first efficiency was initially deliberate to be in particular person, however then was cancelled due to COVID. The classroom academics at her faculty put collectively a “Carnival of the Animals” efficiency annually. Her class had a poem and dance to “The Swan” from “Carnival of the Animals,” in addition to a Zebra poem and dance. Since we couldn’t do it in particular person, that they had a rehearsal over Google Meet, the place they reviewed all the pieces with college students, after which that they had a efficiency. This was after all a special expertise than in particular person, however nonetheless actually cool! The trainer put the music on, and college students danced. For the poem, all of their microphones had been on…so there was some cacophony, however nonetheless a very cool expertise!

Macy additionally participated in a digital ballet camp this summer season, wherein she had 4 rehearsals over video conferencing, studying a ballet dance and faucet dance to music from “Frozen.” They even did some crafts, which was actually enjoyable! On the final day, they carried out the dances collectively, with the trainer taking part in the music and dancing with them. I stood in entrance of Macy and video recorded each dances (after which after all, posted to Fb for all of my household and buddies to see!)

Within the music classroom, I feel it could be tough to do a full-length efficiency over video conferencing, however I feel you may do components of it, so that folks may get a greater thought of what college students have been engaged on in music. Listed below are a number of concepts that come to thoughts:

  • Folks dances (with out companions)
  • Recorder with backing monitor
  • Ukulele with backing monitor
  • Singing with backing monitor
  • Spoken chants

If college students had been snug, you may select some solos for components of your efficiency, in order that these college students may carry out alone with out lag from every other baby’s pc.