It is hard to believe that another school year is upon us, and with that of course, is your opportunity to register for our 2016-2017 workshops! We have a fabulous line-up this year that you do not want to miss! If you like what you see, you may view and register for each workshop via our website using PayPal by clicking here. If you prefer writing us a check or sending us cash in the mail, you can print off your order invoice and send it in the mail with a check.
Here’s a sneak peek at this years’ workshops:
Meredith Neumann – Engaging Students, Engaging Audiences
Our opening choral workshop will feature Meredith Neumann, who will share how she gets her singers to respond to and engage with music through expressive movement and cohesive programming. Attendees will learn how to encourage singers not just to be musicians, but to be artists! Together we will look into the challenge of programming quality repertoire that speaks to children AND audiences of the 21st century. We will also learn how to bring the music to life through focused and meaningful movement that enhances the experience for all. This choral workshop is a fabulous way to kick off the start of the school year as teachers begin to prep and plan their repertoire for up coming concerts. Choral packets will be given out as well!
Sip & Sing Choral Reading
After the start of your school year has settled down a bit, we invite you to attend an evening of choral reading and socializing at the home of John and Lillie Feierabend! Over hors d’oeuvres and ‘vino,’ we will share quality choral literature that is both field tested and proven! This choral reading session costs only $10 (less than the cost of the music you will be receiving in the packet). Join us to catch up and connect with fellow music educators! Honestly, what could be better?!
Mary Ellen Junda -Broadside Ballads: Social Consciousness in Song
In November, we will have Mary Ellen Junda present her exciting and interactive workshop that will explore the intricacies of song composition and social consciousness drawn from past events that reflect the effects of social, political and cultural change through the presentation of her “ballad project.” This presentation and project shows students of all ages to the power of song as a vehicle for responding to events or conditions that are infused with strong feelings and opinions through collaboration to achieve artistic goals, the role of music as an ex
pression of social justice and social consciousness, intricacies of the relationship between melody and lyrics, and use of visuals to enhance the performance experience and power of song as voices are joined together with a common purpose.
Dr. Junda will share her process in detail from the preparatory activities through the creation of the final compositions and broadsides. Participants will work in groups to experience firsthand how the song-writing process develops, evolves and is shared. Those attending should bring computers, tablets, guitars and accompanying instruments to be fully immersed in this artistic collaborative creative process!
Spring Workshop – The Best of the OAKE National Conference
And last but certainly not least we invite you to join the members of the KESNE Board and other educators in a round table discussion as we share our biggest take away moments from the 2017 OAKE National Conference. If you couldn’t make the conference, or even if you just didn’t get to all of the sessions you wanted to, join us as we share and discuss the big themes and insights we had from the conference.
See? I told you this would be a great line-up! Now, GO REGISTER and we look forward to seeing you very soon 🙂