Weaving Jazz and Blues into your Kodaly Curriculum
Who: Craig McGorry
When: Saturday, September 21st
Time: 10:00am – Noon
Where: Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, 36 West 93rd Street, New York City (Music Room, one level down)
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America is the birthplace of the blues and jazz, musical styles with their own unique characteristics. They were formed from a unique blend of African and European influences and came about as a direct result of oppression and expression in America. Before these styles were ever music for performance, they were music of the people, from blues songs that developed out of the experience of slaves to New Orleans jazz that had its place in social functions, such as funerals, weddings, and dances. We can view them, therefore, as a unique, representative form of American folk music. For that reason, it is music that we should consider including in our work with our students. There are ways to do this through the framework of the Kodaly approach.
This workshop will explore ways to introduce your elementary and middle school students to the blues and jazz. As with the traditional Kodaly approach, there is a sequence we can use to develop our students’ music literacy in these styles of music. Many of the same techniques we use in our traditional Kodaly teaching can apply here: movement, solfege, singing, active listening, instrument playing, circle games, improvisation, and more. We will play games, sing, play Orff instruments and recorder and explore ways that you can turn your elementary music classes into junior jazz and blues ensembles!
Who: Elizabeth Núñez
When: Sunday April 28, 2013
Where: Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, 5 W 93rd St New York, NY 10025
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm (with a break for lunch)
Cost: Members: $20, non-members: $30, retirees: $10, and students: $5.
We will be selling books!
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Elizabeth Núñez created and directs the Cantare division of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City and serves as vocal coach for all six YPC divisions in regular rehearsals and for performances and international tours. In addition, as the director of the YPC Satellite School Program, she works with New York City public schools to bring the YPC choral experience to an additional 800 children annually. Since joining YPC in 2004, Mrs. Núñez has led Cantare at international choral festivals in Kathaumixw, British Columbia; Llangollen, Wales; and most recently, at the week-long Adolf Fredrik Choral Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, where Cantare was the first American choir ever invited to participate in this international choral festival. She has also conducted at venues large and small throughout New York City from (le) Poisson Rouge and the Metropolitan Museum to Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center, as well as on national television. She made her Metropolitan Opera singing debut in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2007 and returned to the role in 2010 and made her Carnegie Hall singing debut in January 2013. She is also the founding artistic director of the SoHarmoniums, a women’s community chorus; and gives workshops around the country as a choral clinician and conductor. Mrs. Núñez received a Bachelor of Music Education at Lee University where she was awarded Music Education Graduate of the Year, and her Master of Music Education from the University of Oklahoma, where she also completed her Kodály education certification with Joy Nelson and Sandy Knudson. She studied conducting with Dennis Shrock and Janet Galván.
WHEN: Saturday, December 8th
WHERE: Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, 36 West 93rd Street, New York City
Pam Simpson, a teacher at Bonxville Middle and High School, will be teaching us a variety of techniques for the secondary choral methodology!Pam Simpson and Brian Meyers will be having two sessions for the masses!
Brian Meyers, a professor at Adelphi University, will be teaching a variety of techniques for the secondary band methodology! (please bring your recorder).
OAKE Members $20, Non-Members $30, Full-Time Students with ID $5, Retirees $10
Using the SMART Board to Teach Music Literacy
Free KONY Workshop, Sunday, September 23, 2012. 10 AM until 12 PM. Begins at 9:30 AM.
Admission and Continental Breakfast free.
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Presenters: Susan Mislove and Cynthia Gorney
Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
36 West 93rd Street, New York City
(In the music room, one level down).