Peace Proms Prep 2019/2020
Recognised CDC for Primary Schools Teachers
CBOI is delighted to host our Peace Proms Preparatory Course in Dublin this year. This course is open only to teachers who are taking part in Peace Proms 2020. This is a fantastic opportunity to prepare Peace Proms 2020 material and get ahead of the game before school starts back in September. By participating in the course, you are guaranteeing your schools place in Peace Proms 2020.
|1 – 5 July
|Scoil Mhuire Senior School, Blakestown, Dublin 15, D15 YK58
|1 – 5 July
|Castaheany ETNS, Ongar, Dublin 15, D15 AE61
ABOUT THE PEACE PROMS PREP
The purpose of this course is:
- To enhance Music and Arts Education in Ireland by:
- Engaging teachers in practical music making so that they can engage children in music and enrich their lives through exceptional musical experiences and performances.
- Developing teachers’ confidence, expertise and enjoyment of music through performance, so that they can involve their school in Peace Proms and other performance based activities with self-assurance.
- Introducing teachers to music from different cultures, so that the “Peace Proms” programme can be used to help to raise awareness of issues surrounding Racism, Peace and Reconciliation; Multiculturalism; Diversity and Inclusivity.
equip teachers with the skills they need to deliver Peace Proms within their
school, giving children the once in a lifetime opportunity to:
- Sing with a choir of up to 2,500 children
- Perform with a full symphony orchestra
- Work with leading professional conductors and musicians
- Perform in premier venues
- Develop vocal technique, presentation and performance
- Experience a variety of musical styles and genres and develop an appreciation of them.
- To train Teachers
- Techniques to teach children to read music and improve music literacy – including notation and rhythm
- Techniques for engaging children in music education in a fun and interesting way e.g. using music focus games and response games
- Techniques to improve presentation and performance
- Basic Conducting
- Interesting ways to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra
- Teachers will be taught the Peace Proms choir programme for 2020 to performance level.
- Teachers will engage in choreographing the songs and will actively participate in the production of a DVD of choreographed moves to accompany the songs.
- The course will focus on leadership. The teachers who participate in the course will be the team leaders for Peace Proms within their school. They will be advised on managing their team, and delegation of roles, as well as managing their school group outside school.
MEET OUR TUTORS
MEET OUR TUTORS
Fiona Sweeney & Ross Scanlon.
Fiona currently leads four CÓRus choirs managing all aspects of staging and logistics for massed rehearsals and concerts involving up to 800 choir members, as well as conducting. CÓRus has performed on RTE’s Late Late Show, TV3’s TVam, RTE Radio’s John Murray Show and were honoured to perform as part of the RTE Centenary Concert 2016 with the RTE Concert Orchestra at the Bord Gais Theatre.
Fiona has conducted choirs at numerous events including the Aviva Stadium for the Rugby International with the Army Band and various charity events for Dublin
Fiona has taught many school choirs groups and her choirs have performed in Peace Proms for the last 4 years. She is experienced in rehearsal planning for Peace Proms: fitting around a busy class timetable and curriculum demands; working with the target age group; as well as devising programs and techniques for engaging children and ensuring that their choral and musical experience is fun and enriching.
Ross Scanlon trained at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama where he was awarded the Michael McNamara Gold Medal of excellence in performance and at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Ross sings widely in concert. Recent engagements have included ‘Ed’ in ‘A Belfast Opera’ conducted by David Brophy in association with Northern Ireland Opera; a sold out recital of The John McCormack Songbook at the National Concert Hall; a gala recital for the British Embassy at Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; a guest artist for Minerva Cruise Ships in Athens and Istanbul, and Tenor soloist for The London Concordia Foundation Christmas Gala, at St. Paul’s, Covent garden.
Other engagements have included Alexander’s Feast, Messiah, and The Creation with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra; Messiah at the Halle Festival, Germany; Messiah at the Handel Music Festival, Dublin, and with the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra. Ross has performed with choral societies through the UK and Ireland and in oratorios including Britten’s ‘Saint Nicolas’; Dvorák’s ‘Stabat Mater’; Handel’s ‘Alexander’s Feast’ and ‘Coronation Anthems’; Haydn’s ‘Die Jahreszeiten’; ‘The Creation’ and ‘Missa in Tempore Belli’; Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ and ‘St. Paul’; Stainer’s ‘Cruci Xion’; Mozart’s‘Vesperae Solemnes de Confessore’ and ‘Coronation Mass’; Schubert’s ‘Mass in B flat’;Jenkins’ ‘The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace’ and Goodall’s ‘Eternal Light– A Requiem’ (Irish Premiere).