Mar
22
to Mar 25

Organization of American Kodály Educators National Conference

  • Renaissance Oklahoma Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

(to be scheduled)

Prepare to Explore! Igniting Curiosity & Musicianship through the Preparation Phase

Kodály-inspired teachers are masters of the learning process: preparation, present, practice and assessment. Our children are immersed in rich musical experiences within each stage of the process, with unique opportunities to cultivate their curiosity, creativity, and musicianship throughout. In this session, participants will be guided through different exploration experiences to ignite the preparation phase and propel students into the learning process. Through varied media such as traditional singing games and dances, speech, and movement, teachers will discover new ways to allow for purposeful exploration and active music making while preparing students for complete music literacy. Activities will begin with exploration in the preparation phase and extend through a traditional Kodály-inspired sequence. Beyond the aural, visual, and kinesthetic modes of preparation, participants might consider new ways to entice their young musical travelers to new lands, exploring and discovering the special place(s) that is most fitting for each student. By differentiating throughout each phase of learning, we create opportunities for each student to be his or her most musical self.

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Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

An Introduction to Kodály‐Inspired Teaching: Practical Applications for the Music Educator

Presented in part and culminating in a concert with the Spokane Area Youth Choirs.

Come explore Kodály-inspired pedagogy in an interactive workshop, complete with a demonstration group of children from SAYC. This half day workshop will conclude with a concert by all choirs.

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Jan
26
3:00 PM15:00

MMC - Small Movers, Big Ideas: Active Music Making in Upper Elementary

Presented with Kristin Vogt Moore at the Michigan Music Conference (sponsored by West Music)

This session will exhibit strategies to demonstrate understanding, foster independent musicianship, and cultivate creativity through quality movement experiences. In this session, participants will explore practical applications for sequencing musical concepts through movement in the upper elementary grades. Although movement activities at this stage of music learning still incorporate exploration and vocabulary building, appropriate extensions provide space for student agency and creativity.

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Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

MMC - Small Movers, Big Ideas: Active Music Making in Lower Elementary

Presented with Kristin Vogt Moore at the Michigan Music Conference (sponsored by West Music)

As with many foundational concepts, purposeful and creative movement can and should begin at the onset of music education. In this session, participants will engage with practical considerations for incorporating movement in the primary grades. Session participants will be led in activities specifically targeted toward building confidence and inspiring every child to express musicianship through movement. Specific attention will be given to appropriate sequencing of movement concepts.

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