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CONFERENCE PHOTOS

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

  • INTERNATIONAL SINGING GAMES
    We will sing and play several singing games in different languages to investigate similarities and varieties of different cultures. American, European, and African cultures will be explored. A CD recording will be provided for future reference.

  • SINGING WITH MOVEMENT
    Numerous songs will be sung that use movements to enhance children's participation. Discuss research on effects of singing and movement with singing. Explore ways in which movement can be added to most songs that increase participation.

  • EXPRESSIVE TEACHING
    Learn how your actions as a teacher influence children's responses. We will sing using different emotional expressions and discuss how you can change children's experiences. Explore how your facial and emotional attitudes shape children's affective responses.

  • TEACHING PACE
    Study various teaching paces to see which one best suits you. Investigate American research on music teaching that shows influence of teaching pace on children's responses. We will do a variety of music activities using different paces in teaching. When teachers stop teaching, children start doing their own things.

  • CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
    Using positive responses to encourage children's behavior. When and how we use feedback to increase learning. Review numerous research findings that demonstrate how teachers shape children's behavior. Develop techniques that can be used every minute while teaching. Create a classroom atmosphere that develops positive attitudes for learning in a friendly and non-threatening environment.

  • MANHATTANVILLE MUSIC CURRICULUM PROJECT (MMCP)
    This American method of teaching music uses a creative approach to experiencing music. Here, children's ideas are the center of focus. When given basic parameters for creating a musical soundscape, children will make up their own musical sounds. We will explore body percussion and mouth sounds as vehicles for musical soundscaping.

  • ORFF SCHULWERK
    We will use this German approach to making music in the classroom. The Orff method emphasizes creative movement and improvisation. For young children, practicing steady beat while singing and moving to recorded music are beginning steps. Pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments will be actively played.

  • KODALY
    This Hungarian approach focuses on using traditional folksongs and quality composed music in the classroom. Learning some basic steps in musical literacy include rhythmic and melodic reading readiness. American songs will demonstrate a sequential approach to organizing a music curriculum and daily lessons.

  • COMPOSING YOUR OWN SONGS
    One of the rewards we have in teaching music is to be able to create new songs that fit the moment. Make up on-the-spot songs that capture ideas you want to teach. Children often listen more carefully to sung messages than spoken. Give directions by singing, not speaking, them. The singing voice can heighten expression to convey more emotional content than just speaking.
  • NON-MUSICAL CONCEPTS VIA MUSIC
    Music can integrate with many subject matters. We sing counting songs and spelling songs to improve math and language skills. Physical movements while listening to recordings can improve coordination of gross and small motor actions. Connections between art and music will be shown.

  • LEARNING BASIC LIFE SKILLS THROUGH MUSIC
    The Brain Dance is a series of movements done with music that develop brain functions in young, growing bodies. Each movement is done to make synapses in the brain fire efficiently and improve mental/physical development. Left/right hand and foot coordination exercises with singing and recordings facilitate growth.

  • TEACHING MOVEMENT SEQUENTIALLY
    Four sequential steps for teaching movements are based on the teaching of Phyllis Weikart, an American music educator. The four steps are: (1) say, (2) say & do, (3) whisper & do, and (4) think & do. Steps 1 and 2 are simply spoken before music is added in steps 3 & 4. This systematic approach is effective in teaching dance or game movements.

  • NATIVE AMERICAN SONGS & STORIES
    Singing and dancing are natural parts of most native people in the US. A few tribes live on reservations in Oregon. We will learn a few basic stories and themes common to these people. Some songs, games, and dances can be used in classrooms.

  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN SONGS
    A rich variety of spirituals and stories are part of American culture. We will sing age-appropriate songs and play singing games from this culture. We will also listen to a rich variety of African American music appropriate for children.

  • TRADITIONAL EURO-AMERICAN SONGS
    Many English songs are an important part of American culture and are basic experiences for learning language skills. British vocabulary has some distinct differences from American usage. We'll see how some songs have been altered after moving to American soil from Britain.


  • CREATIVE MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES ACCOMPANIED BY A VARIETY OF MUSICAL STYLES
    These lessons will include ways to stimulate large motor development through movement. Children will use a variety of manipulatives to accompany their movements. Folk, classical and popular music styles will be introduced.

  • CIRCLE GAMES DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE SINGING AND PITCH MATCHING
    Circle games have been an integral part of the American "play party" tradition for many years. These simple, yet fun, games will encourage group singing with simple pitch matching.

  • FOLK DANCES FROM OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE
    Mrs. Rowan will present spirited line dances that incorporate movement, singing, rhythmic repetition and group cooperation.

  • RHYTHM INSTRUMENT ACTIVITIES TO BUILD RHYTHMIC AWARENESS
    Steady pulse beats are the building blocks for a variety of musical activities. These lessons will demonstrate ways to introduce steady pulse beats to young children through the use of traditional rhythm instruments and "found sounds" from around the house.

  • AMERICAN HOLIDAY MUSIC

  • INCORPORATING CLASSICAL MUSIC
    When teaching music, what better repertoire to use than classical. The depth and richness of well-known masterpieces helps to develop musical sensitivity, as well as, hone listening skill. Unfortunately, many music teachers do not know how to incorporate the works of such masters as Bach or Mozart into their daily classroom activities. In this workshop, you will learn how to teach classical music through movement, stories and other activities your young students will enjoy.

  • INCORPORATING PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS
    Designed to give you ideas for incorporating percussion instruments into teaching, this workshop focuses on practical ways to help your students explore rhythm using instruments such as maracas, xylophones, and rhythm sticks, among others. In their exploration, students learn about the instruments themselves and performance techniques.

  • PITCH MATCHING: TEACHING CHILDREN SINGING IN TUNE
    Having trouble teaching your young students to sing, or sing in tune? Learn proven techniques that will dramatically improve your students’ singing and listening skills. Whether it’s teaching a solo or a larger ensemble, you can bring out the best voice in your students by using these fun exercises.

  • SPECIALTY WORKSHOP: SPANISH SONGS AND GAMES
    You are in for a special treat! Curriculum in Spanish for kindergarten will be outlined with songs and games that are successful with this age group. Mrs. Sharon Williams, the music teacher in a Spanish immersion school, will share some world music and activities from the Spanish speaking countries for your energetic young students.

  • DRAMA IN MUSIC FOR THE VERY YOUNG
    Acting out stories and rhymes can be fun for children of all ages. Drama stimulates creativity and helps children to express themselves. Using American children’s literature, Mrs. Williams will teach you how to orchestrate children’s drama set to music.

 
FACULTY

Dr. Randy MooreDr. Randy Moore
Professor Emeritus 2003
(Music Education)
Director, Oregon Children's Choir
B.A., 1963, M.A., 1965, Oregon
Ph.D., 1974, Florida State

Mrs. Tama RowanMrs. Tama Rowan
Master of Music in Music Education, University of Oregon
Bachelor of Music in Music Education, University of Oregon

Fine Arts Director at Gilham Elementary School; Director of annual school musical productions for Grades K-5; Music Teacher at Eugene Montessori School for over 20 years; Director of Junior Boychoir, Oregon Children’s Choir; Conductor of the First Praise Young Women's Ensemble; Conductor of Youth Choir and Children’s Choir at First United Methodist Church; Vocal Director for Rose Children's Theater; Clinician for 4J music education workshop; Orff Level 2 Certified teacher

Mrs. Sharon WilliamsMrs. Sharon Williams
Master of Education in Music Education, University of Oregon
Bachelor of Music in Music Education, University of Oregon
Current Music Teacher in Buena Vista Spanish Immersion and Meadowlark Elementary Schools

Guest instructor at the University of Oregon Music Ed Teaching Lab; Director of Honor Choir for Oregon State Children's Choral Festival; Director of annual International Dance Festivals in Eugene; Clinician of biannual Orff instrumental and movement workshops; Music teacher in public schools in the United States for 38 years; More than 200 hours of various music workshops all over the United States; Certified Level III in Orff method; Past President of Lane Orff Chapter; Choral Instructor for Suzuki Music Institute, University of Oregon

Ms. Angie HuangMs. Angie Huang
Master of Music in Music Education, University of Oregon
Oregon Teaching Licensure
Bachelor of Music in Music Education, University of Oregon
Full-time student teacher at Buena Vista and Meadowlark Elementary School
Part-time student teacher at Meadow View Elementary School

Professional Memberships: American Orff-Schulwerk Association; Organization of American Kodály Educators; MENC; Oregon Music Educators Association

Mrs. Linda HwangMrs. Linda Hwang
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Magna Cum Laude, University of Oregon
School of Music Award
Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar in Music Education

Student Representative, Undergraduate Committee; University of Oregon Diversity Building Scholarship; University of Oregon Gale Pacific Isle Scholarship; University of Oregon Leon Culbertson Scholarship; Ruth Close Music Scholarship; Edmunson Davis Scholarship; Golden Key International Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma, National Honor Society; Alpha Lambda Delta; National Academic Honor Society; Music Instructor for Eugene Montessori School; Recorder Instructor for Crest Drive Elementary School; Organized and produced 9 annual concerts open to the public; Piano accompanist for Oregon Children's Choir, Prelude Choir and Jr. Girls Choir; Pianist in Atrium, First Baptist Church; Piano Instructor at private studio; Volunteer teaching assistant at Cesar Chavez Elementary School

EDUCATIONAL ADVISORS

Dr. Shannon ChaseDr. Shannon Chase
B.M., 1993, University of Southern Maine
M.M., 1999, University of Maine
Ph.D., 2002, Florida State University

Chase taught undergraduate and graduate courses in choral conducting, choral literature, and secondary choral methods at the University of Oregon. An instructor of coursework for the summer master’s program, Chase offered graduate seminars in choral techniques, and issues & practices in choral music education and directs the University of Oregon Summer Chorale. Chase serves as honor choir and festival conductor, choral clinician, and adjudicator. She presents workshops, teacher in-service training, conference interest sessions, and choral literature reading sessions at the state, regional, and national conferences. Chase’s research is presented at conferences of ACDA, MENC and ISME. Her areas of research include teaching singing, choral rehearsal technique, and choral music education issues and practices.


Mrs. Kathleen PengellyMrs. Kathleen Pengelly
Adjunct Instructor
(Music Education Practicums)
B.M., 1967, Lawrence (Wisconsin)
M.Mus., 1977, Oregon
(2000)

Mr. Stuart C. SmithMr. Stuart C. Smith
GPY is honored to have Mr. Stuart C. Smith to be on board as one of our Education Advisors. He is the Associate Director of the Clearinghouse on Educational Policy and Management (CEPM), which is a unit of the College of Education, University of Oregon. Mr. Smith publishes and edits books on educational issues such as “The Collaborative School: A Work Environment for Effective Instruction” and "Shared Decision-Making." In School Leadership: Handbook for Excellence.

Mrs. Philomena Bishop
Educational Director
Eugene Montessori School, Eugene, OR

Mrs. Philomena Bishop has been teaching for 40 years at Eugene Montessori School. Prior to that she also taught in London, England and Pennsylvania. Her vast knowledge and wealth of experience have made her an authority in early childhood education and Montessori pedagogy.


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