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Sat, Feb 05



Workshop 3: Expanding America's Musical Mother Tongue with Cultural Integrity

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Workshop 3: Expanding America's Musical Mother Tongue with Cultural Integrity
Workshop 3: Expanding America's Musical Mother Tongue with Cultural Integrity

Time & Location

Feb 05, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST


About The Event

Workshop #3: February 5, 2022

9:00am-12:30pm Pacific Time

Online via Zoom

Expanding America's Musical Mother Tongue with Cultural Integrity


Kelly Foster-Griffin

About the workshop:

The Kodály approach to teaching is based on the “mother-tongue” of the students, that is, on the child's own folk music. In the United States, with so many varied backgrounds, communities and cultures, we may find that our repertoire lacks the diversity we see in our classes. In this workshop, we will explore diverse cultures, examine the context of multicultural songs, games, and dances and discover how it can fit into a Kodály-inspired classroom. In addition, we'll consider how "student voice" and collective music-making affirms the cultural identities of all students and enriches the classroom environment.

About the Clinician:

Kelly Foster Griffin is a National Board Certified teacher and teaches K-5 music in the Northshore School District, Kenmore, Washington. She holds a Kodály Certificate from the Kodály Musical Training Institute, Hartt School of Music, and a Master of Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Holy Names University. Kelly has served on various state, regional and national boards including: president of the Northwest Kodály Educators; Western Division president and president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators (2012-2014). She is a co-founder and former executive director of the non-profit arts camp, Summer Fun! - A Music, Theatre and Visual Arts Day Camp for Children (1993-2011)  and taught choir and musicianship for the Columbia Choirs of Metropolitan Seattle for nearly 30 years. She is an instructor for the Kodály Levels Program of Seattle teaching Musicianship, Pedagogy and Materials courses. In 2018, she was selected “Elementary Music Teacher of the Year” by the Washington State Music Educators.

Due to many requests, we will be automatically including the "re-run" of this workshop for you to watch via a private Youtube link. If you would like to watch the re-run event, be sure to register using an email address that is associated with your Youtube account. All workshop materials will be available in the Youtube description box beneath the video. Your video access will be available until March 5, 2022.

Special Pricing:

$20 KASC Members and Non-Members

FREE Full-time students:

If you are a full-time student and want to attend our workshop for free, then become a FREE member of OAKE with KASC as your chapter! Be sure to select "full-time student" as your membership type.

(Current student members will receive a coupon code for free admission via email. If you become a full-time student and haven't received the coupon code, email us at and we will provide it!)

*NOTE* The email containing the Zoom Link will be sent to you on Friday, February 4th at 9:00am.  Our email automations are sent from "" and the subject will be "Workshop #3 Tomorrow! (Zoom link included)". Please check your junk mail if it seems you did not receive this email! You may register all the way up until 9:00am on the day of the event.


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    2/5/22 from 9am-12:30pm.

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