The New England Chapter of

The Gordon Institute of Music Learning

About GIML

The Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML) is dedicated to advancing the research in music education pioneered by Edwin E. Gordon. The purpose of the Gordon Institute for Music Learning is to advance music understanding through audiation. We believe in the music potential of each individual, and we support an interactive learning community with opportunities for musical and professional development. (From


Workshops are held in various places throughout New England, and focus on many aspects of Music Learning Theory. 

Next Workshop

We are happy to announce that our upcoming 2019 Fall workshop will be:

"From the Cradle to the Stage: 

Understanding and Application of Preparatory

Audiation and Audiation Across the Music Curriculum"

with Natasha Sigmund

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9am - 1pm

Western Connecticut State University 

Danbury Connecticut

Our Spring 2019 workshop was the webinar Making MLT Work with Jennifer Bailey. 

Our Spring 2018 workshop was Teaching Harmony Step-By-Step: a Sequential Approach to Developing Harmonic Audiation with Dr. Heather Shouldice. 

Our Fall 2017 workshop was Moving For Musicianship with Dr. Wendy Valerio. 

Our Spring 2017 workshop was Putting the MLT in Multicultural Music with Dr. Butch Marshall. 

Learn more about workshops HERE.

Chapter Shares

We hold both virtual chapter shares where we gather as New England GIML to share lessons, ask questions, and discuss Music Learning Theory. Since New England is so expansive, we also hold regional in-person chapter shares and coffee talks. 

Upcoming Chapter Shares

Virtual Chapter Share

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Connecticut Chapter Share

Wednesday, November XX, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Massachusetts Chapter Share

Wednesday, November XX, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Become a Member

Become a member of The Gordon Institute of Music Learning by clicking HERE. Then, choose New England as your chapter affiliation. 

By becoming a member, you:

  • get access to the very active GIML Facebook page
  • get access to the Members-only area of the GIML website
  • get the monthly eBlast highlighting worldwide GIML activity
  • get discounts on New England GIML workshops
  • get to attend Chapter shares to connect with local MLT teachers
  • Join today!