TORONTO, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Magic Lantern Media Inc. and the Canadian
Songwriters Hall of Fame are collaborating to create an educational
service that uses Canadian music for learning.
Using music created by Canadians through the history of the country, the
bilingual www.EducatingThroughMusic.com will launch later in 2013, in time for integration into the 2013-'14
school year lesson-plans.
EducatingThroughMusic.com will be an education resource tool for teachers to make use of Canadian
music in their lesson plans, not only toward their efforts in music
education, but for use with many other subjects where music style and
lyrics have relevance.
Music is a powerful educational tool that students readily embrace, and
Canadian music often tells the story of our nation, its regions and its
people. Students are more engaged using mediums they enjoy.
In addition, the website will be an "educational theatre" for any
student desiring to have music in their life as a career, hobby or
simply for enjoyment. With a focus on students in grades 7 to 10, the
site will feature lesson plans based on Canadian music and video
content, with additional resources such as photos, essays/articles,
biographies, contextual history and student activities.
"Plato said 'Music is a more potent instrument than any other for
education' and having lesson-plans that are made more engaging with
Canadian music will enable teachers to provide relevance for subjects
such as Canadian and World History, Social Studies, Language Arts, and
Geography," said Doug Connolly, President of Magic Lantern Media. "The
Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees represent an amazing
resource that provides tremendous connections to many subjects dealing
with Canada, our history and culture."
"Canada's music tells the story of Canada's history and culture, and in
many ways reflects the soul of the nation," said Lisa Gaglia, manager
of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. "The Canadian Songwriters Hall of
Fame is pleased to support this educational initiative as part of our
goal to educate the public about Canada's songwriting and music
heritage. This is an exciting opportunity to engage future generations
in understanding and valuing Canadian music and songwriting."
Magic Lantern Media is a leading Canadian multi-media company integrating distribution,
production, television and digital applications serving the education
and broadcast industries. The company operates from offices in Toronto,
Vancouver and Saint John, with over 50 agents and representatives
The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) honours and celebrates Canadian songwriters and those who have
dedicated their lives to the legacy of music, and works to educate the
public about these achievements. National and non-profit, the CSHF is
guided by its own board of directors who comprise both Anglophone and
Francophone music creators and publishers, as well as representation
from the record industry. In 2012, SOCAN - the Society of Composers,
Authors and Music Publishers of Canada acquired the assets of the CSHF.
The Hall of Fame's mandate aligns with SOCAN's objectives as a
songwriter and publisher membership-based organization. The CSHF
continues to be run as a separate organization.
SOURCE: Magic Lantern Media Inc.
For further information:
Brad Schroeder, Business Development
Magic Lantern Media
Lisa Gaglia, Manager
Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame