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New Music Department...any suggestions.

Discussion in 'Music' started by colliewollie21, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Hello fellow music teachers.

    I have recently received some wonderful news that I have been offered the position at an international school in china for head of music, and indeed the only music teacher. I gladly accepted.

    Now, it is going to be a new school and a new department. I will be teaching GCSE and A Level music from the Edexcel Curriculum only. The school development officer wants me to put together a list of resources needed for the successful running and implementation of the music curriculum. Please note that is it only GCSE and A Level music and not KS3.

    I was wondering, if you had the opportunity to 'build' a department, what would be you wish in terms of resources. I have asked for a percussion kits, drum kit, world music instruments, guitars, keyboards, apple mac suite for garage band and compositional purposes, IWB etc etc. But when it comes to books I don't know what I should order.

    I greatly appreciate all your help and advice.
     
  2. Hello fellow music teachers.

    I have recently received some wonderful news that I have been offered the position at an international school in china for head of music, and indeed the only music teacher. I gladly accepted.

    Now, it is going to be a new school and a new department. I will be teaching GCSE and A Level music from the Edexcel Curriculum only. The school development officer wants me to put together a list of resources needed for the successful running and implementation of the music curriculum. Please note that is it only GCSE and A Level music and not KS3.

    I was wondering, if you had the opportunity to 'build' a department, what would be you wish in terms of resources. I have asked for a percussion kits, drum kit, world music instruments, guitars, keyboards, apple mac suite for garage band and compositional purposes, IWB etc etc. But when it comes to books I don't know what I should order.

    I greatly appreciate all your help and advice.
     
  3. silverfern

    silverfern New commenter

    - mp3 recorders, eg. Roland R-09
    - piano/s
    - microphones
    - itunes vouchers (for building up a listening library)
    - guitar strings, picks, capos
    - sheet music for bands, choirs, orchestras
    - Sibelius software for GCSE and A level composition
    - Logic for Apple (Garageband can be limited and too 'loop-based' for coursework)
    - PA system (mixer + 2 speakers)
    - headphones (2 pairs for each keyboard, plus spares)
    - money for miscellaneous 'leads', eg. stereo leads, guitar leads, USB/MIDI leads...
    - copies of the GCSE and A level set works books (1 per student who will take the subjects, plus spares)
    - copies of Rhinegold books about Edexcel set works, harmony, composing, etc.
    - general purpose music dictionaries, Grout and Palisca, music history books, etc.
    - money for piano tuning
    - money for accompanists (if you're lucky!)
    - blank CDs, memory cards
    - MIDI keyboards for the computers (to input ideas)
    - music stands
    - money for rights to school productions/musical
    - money for hireage of audio equipment/money for school production/musical
    - money for subscriptions to AMIS, magazines, resource websites
    I'm sure others can think of more....
     
  4. YesMrBronson

    YesMrBronson New commenter

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  5. FANTASTIC!
     
  6. look at http://www.educationalmusicals.com as I know they have shipped shows to China.
    Pick and choose but lots to look at.
     

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