From August 4 to 9, 2015, teacher Carla Seibert will be in Chicago for the 5th International Conference on Music Learning Theory: Audiation from the Inside Out, held by the Gordon Institute for Music Learning Theory. Dr. Gordon, 87 years, will not attend the conference this year, but many music educators and researchers dedicated to developing the music potential of each person will present. At this conference Carla hopes to gain insights into helping students to develop musically as if they were learning a native language, through movement, singing and playing the piano.
“Music Learning Theory is an explanation of how we learn when we learn music. Based on an extensive body of research and practical field testing by Edwin E. Gordon and others, Music Learning Theory is a comprehensive method for teaching audiation, Gordon’s term for the ability to think music in the mind with understanding. Music Learning Theory principles guide music teachers of all stripes–early childhood, elementary general, instrumental, vocal, the private studio–in establishing sequential curricular goals in accord with their own teaching styles and beliefs. The primary objective is development of students’ tonal and rhythm audiation. Through audiation students are able to draw greater meaning from the music they listen to, perform, improvise, and compose.”
— from giml.org/mlt/about/, emphasis Carla’s