Greetings to all at NCAKE! I am pleased to be rejoining the board after a long hiatus.
Greetings, and welcome spring! Things heat up at this time of year, with spring concerts, graduations, assessments, retreats, and plans for summer. Our third and final workshop is here, the OAKE national conference in Hartford is upon us, the HNU Choral Festival is just around the corner, and summer holds many possibilities, including a choral camp at HNU in conjunction with the summer course, and the 45th anniversary of the summer course with an alumni reunion.
Last month, I had the opportunity to conduct in an outstanding master class in New York City, through the organization DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York).
Kodály Center Director Anne Laskey reports on the activities and events including performances by the HNU Chamber Singers, the Children’s Choral Festival and what’s in store for the Summer Institute.
Greetings, and I hope that your holidays were pleasant and restful, and gave you an opportunity to recharge. We started off the year with an amazing presentation that helped us realize how much we all have to share with each other and the power of collaboration.
Kodály music teachers have taken social networking like ducks to water and are standing by to save the day, if you know where to find them. So the next time you need a good song for your school’s annual Peanut Butter Festival, try some of these online resources.
John Eros is the interim chair of the Department of Music at California State University, East Bay (Hayward), where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in music education and oversees the music credential program.
Dr. Rita Klinger, who taught in the Holy Names Kodály Program from 1981-1991, passed away in April. In honor of Rita’s life and teaching, Holy Names University has initiated an endowed scholarship in her name.
Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to NCAKE for granting me a scholarship that helped to make my attendance at the 2012 Summer Institute at Holy Names University possible.