Choral Workshop: Melissa Headrick


Choral Workshop: Melissa Headrick

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Choral Workshop featuring Melissa Headrick

April 6, 2019 9:30 am -1 pm

NEW LOCATION: Burlingame United Methodist Church

Singing is fun! (And learning is sneaky!): Using Kodály-inpired teaching strategies in the choral rehearsal to infuse musical learning while instilling joy and love of music making. 

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Clinician Bio:

Melissa Headrick is a choral and general music educator working in the suburbs of Seattle, WA. She completed her Kodály Certification from the Seattle Kodály Levels Program and has a BA in Music Education from Ithaca College in upstate NY with an emphasis in voice. Melissa is currently spending summers in St. Paul, MN studying choral conducting in the MAME program at the University St. Thomas.

Melissa has been teaching in public schools for 12 years. In those 12 years she has taught in both New York State and Washington State with experience at every grade level K-12. 2018-2019 will be her 9th year in her current K-5 music specialist position at Wilder Elementary School in the Lake Washington School District. 

After the regular school day, Melissa works with for the Bellevue Youth Choirs. She directed the Intermediate Girlchoir for two seasons and is directing the Training BoyChoir for the second year in the 2018-2019 season.  She also directs the Pro Deo adult choir at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kirkland, WA.

Melissa is passionate about children, diverse cultures, music, pedagogical practices, choir and all-around great music education. She is an active member of ACDA, OAKE, is President of Northwest Kodály Educators and President-Elect for the OAKE Western Division. She often spends her free time seeking out and preparing for professional development for music educators. 

When she is not teaching or conducting, Melissa loves to workout, run, spend time with neighbors and friends and is busy running a household and "mommy-ing". She has wonderfully supportive husband, Darren, a 6-year old son, Jasper, and a 4-year old daughter, Nora.