Thursday, May 04, 2017

CMAA Ward Method Courses – Summer 2017

Have you wondered about the Ward Method? Thought it might change the way you teach music with children? For the better? Did you do the basic course and you want to take it further?

The Church Music Association of America (CMAA) is offering you a chance to find out about Ward and take your practice deeper this summer at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, June 26-30, 2017.

There will be two courses offered.

Ward Method I - That All May Sing will be taught by Scott Turkington. Participants will learn the basic principles and the practice of this method developed by Justine Ward in the early 20th century and how it can be used with our 21st century children. Its fundamental principle is that all children can learn to sing, not just those with natural gifts.

Ward Method II - Intermediate moves beyond the first year. Wilko Brouwers will share his expertise and experience with the method to pass on more advanced techniques. It will expand on the training in Ward Method I.

Both Scott Turkington and Wilko Brouwers are experienced and gifted teachers, not only of children, but of teachers as well.

The CMAA is convinced that this method has great value for developing future generations of singers, both those in the choirs and those in the pews. You can be part of that project.

Participants in CMAA Ward courses will receive a copy of the newest CMAA publication, Now I Walk In Beauty, a new songbook collection by Wilko Brouwers for use with Ward teaching.

You can learn more details about the courses and register at by following this link: CMAA Summer Courses. Help the past and the present build our musical future!

(Please note that CMAA Ward courses are not affiliated with the Ward Centre.)

Photos from last year’s courses.

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