|Winter and Spring 2014 Workshops|
|Summer Kodaly at UVIC|
It’s Never Too Late to Begin
Clinician: Connie Foss More
1:00-3:00 PM, February 21, 2014
Courtsey of SD 61 LSA and BCKSC
Teachers of upper-elementary grades, plus middle & senior secondary levels, are often intrigued by the potential of Kodaly-style music education, despite being deterred by Kodaly’s false image as an exclusively pre-school and primary level process. Those who develop more advanced levels in a sequential primary to elementary programme also encounter musically-unskilled new students in every grade. The “older beginner” of any age (including adults!) welcomes materials and techniques that develop musicianship in an age-respectful way. The joy of successful participation is not restricted to 5-year-olds, and this session will give you some practical tips on how to create this magic with your older starters.
Connie Foss More had a Masters in Music with a Kodaly specialty. She was a Kodaly-inspired teacher from 1969 until her 2009 retirement, teaching students of all ages in childcare centers, public schools, universities, and at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. She wishes to bring the power of meaningful music into everyone’s lives.
Building a Successful Choral Program in the Elementary School
Clinician: Kelly Foster-Griffin
April 12, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
University of Victoria
What does it take to generate and sustain a flourishing, robust choir? In this workshop, teachers will explore the necessary components that make up successful and inspirational teaching:
- Appealing, high-quality materials that reflect the diversity in our classrooms
- Strategies and tools that develop part-singing and accurate intonation
- Vocalizes and exercises that will get your choir to sound their very best!
- Motivating your students to take musical risks
- Extracting musical elements from sample choral literature
- Teacher qualities that promote student achievement and enthusiasm
Invite your teaching colleagues and be ready for a day filled with fun, camaraderie and new teaching ideas!
Kelly Foster Griffin has a Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály emphasis, and has attended workshops in Hungary. Professionally, Kelly is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught K-6 music in the Northshore School District since 1988. She has presented Kodály workshops and clinics for many regional musical organizations.
Things to Bring
*please bring your own coffee mug
*soup bowl or extra mug and spoon
Registration Fees for all workshops (lunch and snacks included)
$40 BCKSC Member
$80 Non-Member (includes membership*)
$15 Student member
$30 Non-member Student (includes membership*)
$20 Retired Member
$40 Retired Non-Member
$2.50 Advanced Parking permit (UVIC only)
*membership includes the BC Kodaly Society and Kodaly Society of Canada
Register online by clicking on the Workshop Registration Button
or contact Registrar , Emily Pollet for mailing instructions