News and Updates
Over the last 10 years PSME has broadened the scope and content of its music teacher education program by the gradual addition/inclusion of interdisciplinary fora, music technology and more recently music education research in the organizations' national seminar workshops.
On April 13-15, 2016 PSME offered a short- term preliminary course " Introduction to Research in Music Education for Music Teachers" at the Philippine Normal University. This is in response to the growing awareness and needs of classroom music teachers for know-how on the basics of music education research methodology.
This was attended by 40 public and private elementary and secondary school music teachers.
Lecture-resource persons were: Dr. Eufracio Abaya of the Graduate Studies Department of the UP College of Education and Prof. Locelyn Guadalupe of the UP College of Music Department of Music Education. Assisting them was Ms. Ivy Resurreccion of the UP College of Education.
The course opened with a discussion on "Situating Research in the Context of Issues in Philippine Music Education" and ended with a presentation of selected research field work done by teachers participants.
Similar music research short term courses willl be offered by PSME in its future music teacher training programs.
The 2016 PSME National Seminar Workshop "Developing Musicianship and Music Instructional Skills" was held last April 13-15,2016 at the Philippine Normal University, Taft Ave, Manila.
Courses offered closely linked to the content of the Dep ED K-12 music curiculum were: Beginning and Intermediate Theory. Music teaching Strategies for elementary and Secondary Levels, and several Music Performance courses - Vocal, Choral Techniques and Materials for Elementary and Secondary levels, and Ensemble classes in Bamboo
( Indigenous, Angklung and Chamber Himig Kawayan) Guitar, Ukelele and Recorder Ensemble.
The last part of the workshop was the Culminating Program, showcasing learnings of the workshop participants. This consisited of various cross-cultural vocal, instrumental and mied media numbers.
Each teacher participant fullfilled the requirement of being part of at least 4 musical numbers.
The highly successful event proved the soundness of the PSME seminar workshop design of allotting 50% of workshop to "musicking/ music making.