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For the Love of Art Music!

Georgia Newlin, DMA
Sept 28, 2013 9:30-3pm
McElroy Hall, Holy Names University

Georgia Newlin NCAKE WorkshopNCAKE is proud to begin the 2013-2014 season with inspiring teacher and clinician Georgia Newlin.  In this workshop, we will learn to lead students to a true understanding and love of art music through meaningful, active listening lessons. Georgia will show participants how to work with musical elements such as form, rhythm, melody, and expressive qualities to help reveal the beauty and sense of art music to your students.  Musical elements such as form, rhythm, melody, and expressive qualities will be covered.  Complete art music units will be experienced and explained in detail for grades K-6.  Here is a wonderful opportunity to expand your students’ repertoire of highest quality music to understand and enjoy.

Georgia A. Newlin is Director of Music Education at Adelphi University on Long Island, NY.  She has taught early childhood, elementary and collegiate level music, and is a past president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE). Georgia holds a DMA in Pedagogy from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, an MM in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Holy Names College,, and a BS in Music Education from West Chester University. She has been a presenter at numerous music associations and conferences at local, state, national, and international levels and is a master teacher at several Kodály teacher training programs.

Native American Songs and Games for the Classroom

Kathe Lyth
January 25, 2014 9:30-1pm
Malcolm X School, Berkeley

Kathe Lyth NCAKE WorkshopThe music of North America has roots in many traditions, far and wide.  Perhaps the oldest roots, and some of the most fascinating, come from the indigenous peoples of this very land. This workshop will be an exploration of the musical traditions of several North American native tribes.  Kathe will present Native American songs, dances and games appropriate for classroom use. Learn an array of materials taught with sensitivity and respect to indigenous cultures.  Expect music that is beautiful, diverse, peaceful and fun!

Kathe Lyth holds a MM in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Holy Names College. She has taught pre-school through university levels for over 38 years. In 1974 she received a Ford Foundation grant to work with Dr. Klára Kokas in her experimental school in Budapest. Kathe is the founder and director of the Redwood Coast Children’s Chorus in northern California. From 2005-2007, Kathe was invited by pianist Maria João Pires to establish and direct a children’s chorus in Salamanca, Spain. She continues to direct the RCCC, teaches workshops on Native American music, performs on the Celtic harp, composes for children’s chorus and teaches music at a local private school.

Choral Reading Session for Elementary, Middle, and High School Choirs

April 5, 2014 9:30-1pm
Studio Theater, Valley Center for Performing Arts, Holy Names University

Gemma Arguelles and Nancy Linford, elementary
Andrew Brown and Margaret Clark, middle school
Liz Emigh and Peggy Spool, high school

This will be a morning of fresh choral literature with an emphasis on teaching musical elements.  Each presenter will lead us through a few well-chosen favorites, expand our repertoire of beautiful material and demonstrate using these pieces to teach and practice musical elements and concepts. We will spend an hour each on elementary, middle and high school materials, with an array of difficulty levels and voicings.  A packet of all the pieces will be provided.

Gemma Arguelles teaches K-5 music at Convent of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco and conducted for the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choirs for 15 years.

Nancy Linford conducts girls’, boys’ and mixed training choirs for the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choirs and the Contra Costa Children’s Chorus.

Andrew Brown conducts the Concert Choir of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir and the Vallejo Choral Society.

Margaret Clark conducts the Intermediate Chorus and the Training Program for the San Francisco Boys Chorus.

Liz Emigh is Director of Choirs at Clayton Valley High School and a member of the voice faculty at Diablo Valley College.

Peggy Spool directs the Concert/Chamber Choir and the Teen Women’s Ensemble at Vivace Youth Chorus in San Jose.