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Check out our KESNE Board Share – Activities and Strategies for Teaching During a Pandemic

KESNE President Greg Wilfrid, Treasurer MJ Sullivan, Assistant Treasurer Mary DiPaola, and Member at Large Marilyn Speranza met over Zoom to share some activities and ideas for teaching during a pandemic. Social-Emotional connections, interactive Google Slide rhythm activities, budget percussion packets, and more!


Marilyn’s Slideshow Presentation –…

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Friday Find: Bottle Boys

This weeks Friday Find comes to us from Stacey Tinker from Glastonbury, CT. What a perfect video after the end of a busy week! Enjoy “Under the Sea” performed by The Bottle Boys!

The Friday Find is a weekly feature of and features videos that would appeal to music educators, folk historians, and music lovers in general. You can view an archive of our Friday Finds here. If you would like to suggest a Friday Find please contact our Media Secretary via our contact form and include the subject Friday Find Suggestion.

Workshop Registration Now Open

With the 2012-2013 school year getting underway we are proud to announce that our online registration for the 2012-2013 workshops is now open! Be sure to register today to hold your spot for some of the amazing workshops we have planned for this year.

Here is a quick taste of our workshop schedule, to view more details and to register click here.

September 15th
Ellen Gilson Voth will be leading two sessions in one. Learn first how to incorporate literacy and sight singing skills seamlessly into your choir rehearsals for maximum efficiency. Then learn how to arrange or compose songs directly for your choirs to enable you to grow as an artist and tailor compositions to your choirs specific strengths and needs.

November 17th
Tim Gregory will be sharing the songs and dances of East Africa and helping you understand how to bring them into your classroom in a way that is educationally appropriate, but still authentic and true and respectful to the culture from which they came.

December 7th
KESNE hold’s its annual choral reading session and holiday gathering. Come and enjoy great food, great company, and great music. This $10 session includes more food than you can possibly consume and a fantastic reading packet containing sure fire selections from the KESNE Board.

May 4th
Join Diana Brandt as she explains the importance of building musicality not only within your school, but within your community. In this session Diana will get you thinking beyond just having a music classroom, but building a true Music Community.

So please, sign up today to register for our workshops!

Traffic Advisory!

If you are attending tomorrow’s workshop you may wish to check out the traffic information below.

Harford is holding it’s annual marathon tomorrow and while the workshop location is not directly on the marathon route it is near by. Please review the map below:

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For a more detailed schedule of street closings and times please review this document.

Location For Gallo Workshop Announced

The location for Donna Gallo’s workshop has been announced. It will be held at:

Calvary Church
1855 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT

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Please be sure to allow additional time for travel and parking if you are unfamiliar with the location. Also, please remember that there is no pre-registration for this event, all registration will be taken on-site.

Web Registration Now Open

We are now able to take your registration for our workshops online. Look under Teacher Resources at the top of the page to sign up today. Remember, if you pre-register for our workshops you are eligible for discounted rates. You can now also pay online via PayPal. We hope to see you at our September workshop!

Members Only Content

As you view this site you may run across some areas that are “Members Only.” We have not yet created user accounts for all current KESNE Members. If you need access to a members only area you can register for access here. Once the site administrator has verified that you are a current paid member your account will be created and your password will be mailed to you. As we continue to develop our site more and more content will be added, both public content and members only content. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.