- November 21, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This dual-purpose workshop will feature two sessions presented by Donna. First, in “Fun and Games in the Kodály Classrom” we’ll move to chants and songs from the United States and other countries, experiencing level-specific modifications and variations for a traditional classroom space filled with desks. Then, in “Celebrating
Contemporary Choral Compositions in Honor of Zoltan Kodály” we will celebrate five Ruth Boshkoff Prize choral works commissioned by the OAKE from 2011-2015.
Attendees will walk through a pedagogical analysis and discuss literacy concepts for each piece, sequencing common rhythmic and melodic elements, and enjoy singing and
viewing excerpts of the OAKE National Honors Choirs world premiere performances.
About the Clinician
Donna Menhart is Assistant Professor of Ear Training (Kodály) at The Hartt School, University of Hartford and the Level I-III Musicianship instructor for the Kodály Certification program at the Kodály Institute at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She was Director of the Treble Choir for grades 5-8 and the high school Bel Canto Choir at St. Andrew Church from 2004-2013, and since 2006 has successfully coached young singers for participation in the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) National Honors Choirs.
Donna is currently President Elect for the Eastern Division of OAKE and Past President of the Kodály Educators of Southern New England (KESNE), and has served on the KESNE Board since 2008. Donna is published in the Kodály Envoy of OAKE and the Bulletin of the International Kodály Society, and presents on Kodály Pedagogy at local, regional, national and international conferences, including the 21st and 22nd International Kodály Symposia, in Kecskemét, Hungary in 2013, and in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2015.
Venue: Berkman Recital Hall
Berkman Recital Hall on the Hartt School campus at the University of Hartford.