Amy Branum Huggins
Two by Two and Three by Three:
“Simple” and “Compound” Meters Side by Side
On Saturday, March 3rd 2012, Amy Huggins will be giving our next KONY workshop at: Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, 36 West 93rd Street . Registration 9:30AM, Workshop 10:00AM until 2:00PM (with a 30 minute lunch break), R.S.V.P. to email@example.com (http://www.cgps.org/). The topic will be duple and triple meter.
Cost: $20 OAKE Members ♫ $30 Non-Members ♫ $10 Retired ♫ $5 Full-Time Students with ID
Just as the best way to learn two or more spoken languages is to do so simultaneously, and at as young an age as possible, the best way for music students to become fluent listeners, performers, readers, writers, and analysts of music in both “simple” and “compound” meters is for both rhythm languages to be learned side by side, beginning with the very earliest musical experiences. In this session, participants will learn engaging songs, singing games, activities, and teaching strategies that nurture confident, skillful, rhythmically bilingual young musicians.
Amy Branum Huggins is the director of The American Kodály Institute at Loyola University Maryland, where she teaches graduate courses in Kodály Methodology, Solfa, and Folk Instruments, and undergraduate courses in Ear Training and Music Fundamentals. A nationally respected authority in Kodály music education, she is well-known as a curriculum designer, author, teacher trainer, clinician, composer, and educational leader, and is listed in numerous Who’s Who publications. She has served two terms as national vice president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), seven terms as president of Maryland United Specialists in Kodály (MUSIK), and currently serves as OAKE’s Eastern Division president. A veteran teacher of music students from pre-school to graduate school, her specialty is presenting practical, engaging, kid-tested materials and teaching strategies developed during thirty-five years of real-world teaching experience in the public schools.