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Friday, February 9 • 12:45 - 13:45
Form and Emotion in Music and Literature

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This session will highlight an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to establishing and explaining the close relationship between music and literature. Using the novel The Cellist of Sarajevo as our initial text, we will take you through a lesson which uses musical form and structure to encourage stylistic writing within the ELA classroom. Drawing on well-known musical compositions or selections, we will demonstrate the parallels between the two disciplines and how they can inform one another, providing students with a classroom experience that encompasses multiple learning styles.


Laurelle Loe

Laurelle Loe (B.A, B.ED) has been teaching Social Studies and English for 10 years at John Maland High School in Devon, AB. During the past 10 years she has taught grades 10 - 12 in both disciplines. She is always looking for new ways to engage students in the writing process, looking... Read More →

Clarence Samuelson

Clarence Samuelson (B.Mus., B.Ed., U of A) has been a music educator for 30 years. He is responsible for the band programs at John Maland High School and Riverview Middle School in Devon, AB. During his years of teaching, his concert bands and jazz ensembles have regularly won awards... Read More →

Friday February 9, 2018 12:45 - 13:45 MST
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier  Music / Musique
  • Chairperson Deirdre Brown - St. Albert Public #73
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English