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updates for 2020-2021

Due to Covid-19 and in an attempt to keep all of our members safe, we have decided to host virtual workshops for this upcoming school year. More details below!

Workshop #2 (via Zoom):
November 7, 2020 9:00am-12:30pm PDT
Price: $15
(includes access to the "Re-Run" via private Youtube link)

Meaningful Listening and Virtual Toolbox Part 2

Clinicians:

Dr. Kathy Hickey and Lindsie Hardy

 

Focused or active listening to music offers opportunities to combine the cognitive and analytical aspect of music learning with the emotional or affective aspect of music. Do your students hear the rhythms and feel the meter when they listen to a piece of music? Is it in major or minor mode? Do you hear the intervals and chords? Can you sing along in solfege or conduct the meter? Do you hear what I hear?  Listening to music interactively is an important step on the continuum of music literacy. “Listening to, analyzing, and describing music” are included in National Standards for Arts and state and local school standards. This first half of the workshop will include materials and teaching strategies for listening in the “real” and “virtual” K-12 classroom.

 

Speaking of listening… you asked, and we listened! The last half of our workshop will be “Virtual Toolbox Part 2”! Back by popular demand, Lindsie Hardy is returning from our first workshop to share more of what’s been working in her online elementary music classes. From engaging synchronous activities to creating meaningful asynchronous lessons with the basics of Google Slides, this workshop is sure to reignite your spirit for teaching music online! Join us for more creative and fun online learning ideas with Ms. Hardy’s Music Party!

 

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 December 1st, 2020.

 

If you are a student, email a copy of your Student ID to kascmail@gmail.com and receive a coupon code to attend our workshop for free!

Online Virtual Workshops on Zoom

 

All workshops are $15 each

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)

 

 

Workshop #1: September 12, 2020

Virtual Toolbox for the Instrumental, Choral, & General Music Teacher

Clinicians:

Lindsie Hardy

Sean Carney

Sean Longstreet

Join us for distance learning tools, tips, and tricks to use with elementary through high school students! Our online workshop will include resources to keep young learners engaged with the help of puppets and hand signs, while also using Google Slides to organize and present visually appealing content. Additionally, we’ll show you how to use web-based creativity tools and lesson ideas geared toward rhythm/melody to encourage musical thinking and meaningful asynchronous work, especially for students without instruments. You’ll learn how to improve the look and sound of your video conferencing setup, and we’ve even planned an entire section dedicated to building a virtual choir or band. This online workshop will reinvigorate your online classroom and help you connect with students in a virtual world!

 

All attendees will receive access to a “Virtual Toolbox” (Google Drive Folder) with links, lesson examples, and more!

 

Workshop #2: November 7, 2020

Meaningful Listening and Virtual Toolbox Part 2

Clinicians:

Dr. Kathy Hickey

Lindsie Hardy

Focused or active listening to music offers opportunities to combine the cognitive and analytical aspect of music learning with the emotional or affective aspect of music. Do your students hear the rhythms and feel the meter when they listen to a piece of music? Is it in major or minor mode? Do you hear the intervals and chords? Can you sing along in solfege or conduct the meter? Do you hear what I hear?  Listening to music interactively is an important step on the continuum of music literacy. “Listening to, analyzing, and describing music” are included in National Standards for Arts and state and local school standards. This first half of the workshop will include materials and teaching strategies for listening in the “real” and “virtual” K-12 classroom.

 

Speaking of listening… you asked, and we listened! The last half of our workshop will be “Virtual Toolbox Part 2”! Back by popular demand, Lindsie Hardy is returning from our first workshop to share more of what’s been working in her online elementary music classes. From engaging synchronous activities to creating meaningful asynchronous lessons with the basics of Google Slides, this workshop is sure to reignite your spirit for teaching music online! Join us for more creative and fun online learning ideas with Ms. Hardy’s Music Party!

Workshop #3: February 6, 2021

Music and Movement in the Kodály Classroom

Clinician:

Donna A. Menhart, Associate Professor

The Hartt School, University of Hartford

This active-learning workshop will demonstrate the multi-levels and purposes of folk songs, chants, games, and dances appropriate for traditional and non-traditional learning environments. Attendees will learn how folk songs are efficiently incorporated into the general music, choral, or instrumental classroom, providing aural, psychological, technical, and physical preparation for literacy, as well as discover programmable options for folk repertoire. Songs from various countries will be shared, giving educators the opportunity to demonstrate the accessibility of international cultures with their students. And above all else, everyone will be reminded that music is joyous and is meant to be shared. 

 

 

More details will be available soon.

Upcoming workshops Fall 2021

Workshop #1:  Dr. Jill Trinka

RECHARGE YOUR REPERTOIRE BATTERIES

(And Increase Your Dulcimer Playing Skills)

Clinician: Dr. Jill Trinka

September 11, 2021

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

2020-2021 Virtual Online Workshops: $15 each

(No online package is available)

 

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!

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.

Coming up...Virtual Workshops!

*Workshop#1 - 9/12/20 - 9:00am-12:30pm

*Workshop#2 - 11/7/20 - 9:00am-12:30pm

*Workshop#3 - 2/6/21   - 9:00am-12:30pm

Annual Events

*Certification Courses - July 6-23, 2021

   Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm (3 weeks)

*Music Education Institute Final Program -

   7/23/20 Azusa Pacific University

*Katinka Day: July 17, 2021

*Choral Festival - May 2021

 

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