I had a wonderful time at the “A Day of Technology in Music Education”, – Friday, June 2, 2017. – I particularly enjoyed the Key Note by Andrew Brown, “Amplifying Musicality” as well as Keith Huxtable’s talk about “Preparing for the future“.
DAYTiME has become the No. 1 conference in the region focusing on music technology in music education with the 2016 series attracting over 500 attendees.
What did I attend?
- Andrew Brown – Amplifiying Musicality.
- Keith Huxtable – Preparing for the future.
- Katie Wardrobe – Remixing NASA samples and found sounds.
- Kye Thomas – Technology in Music Making.
- Darrin Wood – Using Technology as a Teaching Tool.
- Keith Huxtable – Closing Presentation and prizes.
What did I learn?
- The Challenge Music Directors and teachers face is space and resourcing.
- Music is arguably the most important of the Arts – (evidence provided).
- Garageband is still the ‘boss’, and can be used to demonstrate most things.
- There was a very high percentage of State schools represented,
- Music Teachers appear not to be as chatty as Technology people,
- State Schools are disadvantaged because of bureaucracy,
The limitations placed up the sensible use of technology in the state system is crippling the Arts & I could not possibly imagine being productive working under those sorts of restrictions. – (someone has to say it).
Is it worth going to?
- Yes – presentations are recorded and shared after the event.
- Food was excellent.
What I took away?
http://www.whosampled.com/ – Who Sampled who, – Discover Music through Samples, Cover Songs and Remixes