Hello Elementary Choir Educators,
Happy New Year! As your elementary choir R&S Chair for WA state, I want to let you know about upcoming events/workshops that you should check out for 2015. Please keep in touch and have a terrific school year!
Sincerely, Darcy Morrissey
WA-ACDA Children’s & Community Youth R&S Chair
WHAT: A cappella Repertoire Reading Session and Workshop!
WHEN: January 16 & 17, 2015
WHERE: Meridian Park Elementary: 17077 Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:
Friday Night: A cappella Folk Choral Repertoire from Ukraine: Presenter: Nadia Tarnawsky. Come home with hardcopy choral arrangements you can use with your choir! Nadia will also teach authentic performance practice and vocal production.
Saturday: Reading Session: A cappella Repertoire for young treble choirs (A packet of 20 octavos are provided by J.W. Pepper). Elementary Choral Workshop presented by Dr. Patricia Bourne
Click HERE for more info and registration!
WHAT: National ACDA Convention
WHEN: February 25-28, 2015
WHERE: Salt Lake City, UT
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: Hear the best children’s choirs in the US, network, amazing reading sessions AND my guru Susan Brumfield is presenting on implementing the Kodály philosophy in the choral rehearsal.
WHAT: National OAKE Convention
WHEN: March 19-22, 2015
WHERE: Minneapolis, MN
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: Hear amazing children’s honor choir directed by Dr. Angela Broeker, network, reading sessions and presentations for implementing Kodály into the choral rehearsal!
Clock hours available
WHAT: Workshop: Nurturing our Youngest Singers
WHEN: April 17 & 18, 2015
WHERE: Northwest University, Kirkland, WA
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: This is the perfect workshop for your conductors who teach your primary level choirs and younger! See this amazing presenter work with a demo group of Bellevue Girlchoir Choristers.
WHAT: Kodály Levels Program of Seattle
WHEN: July 6-17, 2015
WHERE: Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: An intense course that will push your personal musicianship, give you a practical toolbox of applying the Kodály philosophy to the choral setting- your kids will LOVE this rigorous curriculum!
Clockhours and credit available
WHAT: WA-ACDA Summer Institute
WHEN: July 22-24, 2015
WHERE: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: Elena Sharkova is the headliner, great reading session packets, networking.
ORGANIZATIONS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT:
1) Greater Seattle Choral Consortium: http://www.seattlesings.org They give out grants to elementary choir programs in need. The application process is simple! Contact Sara Boos for more info: sara (AT) northwestgirlchoir.org
2) American Choral Director’s Association: WA chapter: http://www.waacda.org
3) Northwest Kodály Educators: http://nwkodaly.wordpress.com