Professional Development for Music Educators 

updates for workshop #3

We are thrilled to welcome Christopher Roberts to KASC for our third workshop, Going Global: World Music in the Kodály-Inspired Classroom on February 1, 2020. He is the co-author of the book World Music Pedagogy II: Elementary Music Education. His workshop will have us moving and grooving to games and listening activities from diverse communities around the world. Mark your calendar; you won’t want to miss this one!

 

We were expecting Dr. Jill Trinka as our clinician for our third workshop. However, due to an unforeseen injury, she’s unable to travel to California in February. We are sending her well wishes, and after her recovery we are looking forward to welcoming her for our Fall 2020 workshop.

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Going Global: World Music in the Kodály-Inspired Classroom

Clinician: Christopher Roberts, cr777@uw.edu

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Registration:    9:00 am-9:30 am

Workshop:       9:30 am-3:00 pm 

St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church

5244 Tujunga Ave

North Hollywood, CA 91601

About the Workshop: 

As our country grows increasingly diverse, many Kodály-inspired music educators are looking for ways to incorporate world musics into the curriculum.  However, if students are not actively engaged in music-making and do not connect the material to their contemporary lives, lessons on world music can bore children and lead to simplistic experiences with the music.  In this workshop, participants will explore issues related to two types of learning experiences with world music:

 

  • Listening lessons:  When teaching music that is unfamiliar, recordings can be an effective way for students to experience the music as it sounds in the home culture.  In this part of the workshop, we will:

    • Explore broad principles of music listening, including Campbell’s five-step model of world music pedagogy;

    • Participate in listening lessons of music from El Salvador and Botswana;

    • Create a listening lesson as a group;

    • Examine online resources of listening lessons and recordings of world music.

 

  • Singing games: Children throughout the world engage in musical play through singing games, and they are a staple in many Kodály-inspired classrooms.  In addition to being an essential part of child culture, children’s singing games lend themselves to a variety of pedagogical purposes, such as in-tune singing, rhythmic development, melodic development, and solo singing.  In this portion of the workshop, we will:

    • Learn singing games from many parts of the world;

    • Listen to field recordings of children at musical play;

    • Observe videos of elementary-aged children in the United States playing singing games from other cultures;

    • Discuss characteristics of successful multicultural singing games, and identify potential breakdown points while teaching them;

    • Learn of published resources for singing games from around the world.

About the Clinician:

Christopher Roberts is Lecturer and Director of Music Teacher Preparation at the University of Washington, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. An elementary music teacher for 20 years, he has given workshops for music educators in over 40 states and provinces, on topics including World Music Pedagogy, the joy of singing games, and effective ways to promote in-tune singing. Christopher is the director of the Kodály Levels Program of Seattle and teaches Levels at Westminster Choir College in New Jersey. Additionally, he was a founding instructor of the Smithsonian Folkways Certification Course in World Music Pedagogy. In 2018, his co-authored book was published by Routledge.

 

Parking:

You may use street parking, meter parking, or the lot of the elementary school behind Wagner Hall. The parking lot behind Wagner Hall is off of McCormick St. and Bakman Ave. If you park in the lot, walk north/west back to the corner of Tujunga Ave. and McCormick St. to get to the gym where the workshop will be held. Look for the KASC banner!

Lunch:

Participants will be given a lunch break, and snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring a lunch.

UPDATE: We will be taking lunch orders in the morning from Firehouse Subs! CASH ONLY. The following 3 options will be available:

A lieutenant Box Combo - an 8 inch sub, Chips, a cookie and drink (lemonade and tea) = $11.00

  • Turkey

Smoked turkey breast, served Fully Involved with provolone on a toasted sub roll.

  • Tuna

Blend of tuna, mayo, relish, and black pepper - an old fire department recipe. Served Fully Involved.

  • Veggie

Sauteed bell peppers, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed and raw onions, lettuce, tomato, mayo, deli mustard, Italian dressing, provolone, cheddar, and Monterey Jack.

 

Fully Involved® – Loaded complete with mayo, deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a kosher dill pickle on the side.

Workshop #3:  Christopher Roberts

Upcoming workshops 2020-2021

Workshop #1:  Dr. Jill Trinka

RECHARGE YOUR REPERTOIRE BATTERIES

(And Increase Your Dulcimer Playing Skills)

Clinician: Dr. Jill Trinka

Fall, 2020 (date TBA)

9:00am-3:00 pm 

St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church

5244 Tujunga Ave

North Hollywood, CA 91601

About the Workshop: 

This workshop is dedicated to hands-on exploration of fabulous PK-5 music repertoire beloved by children and teachers across the country.  Learn folk songs, singing games, play party games, dances, canons, and accessible art music compositions that will delight your students and serve to build their musical skills within a sequential spiral curriculum. You won’t want to miss this workshop!! 

 

Those participants who want to also increase their dulcimer playing skills should bring a dulcimer and flat pick with them.  We will spend the last 40 minutes or so working up your strumming power and learning three-part ensemble pieces you can use with your students!

About the Clinician:

Dr. Jill Trinka lives in Pawleys Island, SC.  She retired from full-time university teaching in 2019 at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, where she taught undergraduate and graduate ear training and sight-singing, elementary music methods, American Music, and classroom instrument courses.  Previous academic posts include The University of North Texas, the University of St. Thomas, and the University of Central Arkansas.  

 

An internationally acknowledged Master Teacher in the Kodály philosophy of music education, she has directed and taught in Kodály Teacher Training Institutes throughout the United States.  She currently directs the West Chester University (PA) Kodály Certificate Program. A past president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and 2003 recipient of their Outstanding Educator Award, Dr. Trinka is well known by children, parents, and music educators as “a dynamic, winsome, and energetic teacher and performer.” Her performances bring new life to the musical and cultural treasures of American folk music as she accompanies herself on the dulcimer, autoharp, guitar, and banjo.  Jill’s publications – My Little Rooster, Bought Me a Cat, John, the Rabbit, and The Little Black Bull; Jill Trinka:  The Bass Hall Children’s Concerts DVD (Ft. Worth, TX); and recordings Had a Little Rooster, There’s a Hole in the Bucket, and Old Joe Clark, with John Feierabend, are published by GIA Music. 

 

Dr. Trinka currently teaches workshops for elementary music educators throughout the United States and Canada, serves as an Artist-in-Residence for elementary schools, performs folk music concerts for children and adults, and sings with the Carolina Master Chorale.  

 

Parking:

You may use street parking, meter parking, or the lot of the elementary school behind Wagner Hall. The parking lot behind Wagner Hall is off of McCormick St. and Bakman Ave. If you park in the lot, walk north/west back to the corner of Tujunga Ave. and McCormick St. to get to the gym where the workshop will be held. Look for the KASC banner!

Lunch:

Participants will be given a lunch break, and snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring a lunch.

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Workshop Prices

Individual Workshop Prices:

Full-Time College Students and Administrators: FREE

OAKE and AOSA Members: $30

Non-members: $40

3 Workshop Package Deal (OAKE members only)

$65 for admission to all 3 workshops throughout the year

District Workshop PAckage

We are excited to announce we are now offering a special "District Workshop Package" deal where a school district can pay a total of $700, which will allow up to 8 participants to attend each of our workshops through the year. If your district is interested in a package deal, please contact us for more information at kascmail@gmail.com.

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Join us all year long for one of our engaging professional development workshops throughout the school year. KASC brings in quality clinicians from all over the world to provide inspiration to music educators in the Southern California region.

OAKE’s Commitment to Equity


The members of OAKE are committed to championing diversity, welcoming all people, and advancing inclusivity and equity for all. Inspired by Zoltán Kodály’s unyielding assertion that music belongs to everyone, we affirm that music is a fundamental aspect of shared human experiences. As such, we pledge to promote active music making merged with intentionally respectful practices as the basis of comprehensive music education.

Annual Events

*Choral Festival - 5/17/20 POSTPONED to 2021
*Online Summer Seminar - July 13th - 16th, 2020

*Virtual Katinka Day: July 17, 2020- details TBA!

Coming up!

*Workshop#1 - 9/21/19 - 9:00am-1:30pm

*Workshop#2 - 11/2/19 - 9:00am-1:30pm

*Workshop#3 - 2/1/20 - 9:00am-3:00pm

 

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