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Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished and Senior Distinguished Teaching Award Lecture

Date: 06 March 2018 18:30 - 06 March 2018 20:00
Location: Eden Grove Blue Lecture Theatre
Organiser: Benita Rama (Phone 046 603 8520)
Event Type: Alumni

The 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished and Senior Distinguished Teaching Awardees will present their lectures on Tuesday, 6th March 2018 in the Eden Grove Blue Lecture Theatre at 18h30.

Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching awardee, Dr Jennifer Williams will present her lecture, entitled:

“From Helicopter to Lighthouse: Twin journeys of a lecturer and a mother

Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Distinguished Teaching awardee, Prof Catherine Foxcroft will present her lecture, entitled:

Engaging with music: a multidimensional pursuit”

Prof Foxcroft’s presentation will focus on two unrelated areas of teaching and learning in music. First, it will offer very specific insights into the art of musical performance as well as the experience of teaching performance. Focusing on the young pianist’s journey to excellence in performance, it will describe and clarify the processes involved in teaching and achieving this challenging pursuit, one which requires an incredible connection between performer and music, and performer and teacher. Second, it will outline some of the broader roles music plays in a non-performance everyday arena, where the listener turns to music for either a general purpose such as relaxation, fitness or concentration, or a very specific therapeutic role such as accessing memories in Alzheimer’s patients or facilitating movement in Parkinson’s disease.

All are welcome to attend.

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