October 1, 2016 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

We are Musicians! Let’s Sing, Play, Move and Think.
Holy Names University 3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland
Studio Theater, VCPA

Maree Hennessy, Director Kodály Center, presenter


  • Songs, games, repertoire and activities to develop holistic musicianship and whole musicians –for elementary and middle school music educators.
  • Learn tips and tricks to encourage musical thinking and higher order thinking via a feedback culture.
  • Explore links to contemporary educational discussion around critical and creative thinking, feedback, ‘positive psychology’ and ‘growth mindset’.

January 28, 2017 9:30 am- 1pm

Real Strategies for Real ChoirsKaryn
Sacred Heart Schools 150 Valparaiso Ave, Atherton
Karyn Silva, clinician

Karyn Silva, HNU graduate and artistic director of the Peninsula Girls Chorus, will work with middle school choirs from the Castilleja School (Ahmed El-Gasseir, director), and the Sacred Heart Schools (Amanda Poon, director), sharing strategies that you can use with your own choirs.

April 1, 2017 4:00 pm

agustin-pic-1Singing the Struggle: Songs of the California Farm Workers
Location TBA
Agustín Lira and Patricia Wells
Price $20/ $5 for students with valid ID

Agustín Lira was the musical voice of the farmworkers movement in the 1960’s. Lira and Patricia Wells will perform folk music that played an important role in California History and share stories and historical background about this music. This event is open to the public, bring your friends and history and music lovers to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity, and to enjoy a community reception following the concert.