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September 26, 2020 - Location: Online

Due to our current epidemic, Amy Abbot has agreed to present an online seminar this fall about Gender Neutrality.

CLINICIAN BIOGRAPHY

 

Amy Abbott is in her 23 rd year of teaching elementary music with the past 20 years
having been in the St. Vrain Valley School district. She received her undergraduate
degree in music education from the University of Colorado at Boulder and obtained
her masters in music education with a Kodály emphasis from Colorado State
University. She has Kodály certifications from Portland State University, where she
studied with Jill Trinka, Susan Brumfield, Vicki Loebell & Sean Dëibler and from
Colorado State University, where she studied with Sue Litehold-Bowcock, Gabor
Viragh and Ann Eisen. She has presented sessions at multiple OAKE conferences,
the Colorado Music Educators State Conference, Oregon Arts Alliance State
Conference, many OAKE chapters including AKTS, CAKE, KEGA, KET, KEWT, KMEK,
LUCKE, MTAKE, NCAKE, NPKC, OKE PKSOR, ROCKE, SWOKE, TRIKE, as well as
professional development of Amarillo ISD, Bakersfield MEA and St. Vrain Valley
School Districts. She is also the level 2 pedagogy, folksong and analysis Kodály
teacher at Colorado State University.
Additionally, she has served on the ROCKE board for over 7 years as President,
Secretary and Member-at-Large. She was the co-chair for the OAKE 2020 National
Conference. In addition to teaching general music at Red Hawk elementary in Erie
she also teaches a 4/5 choir and a 4/5 musical each spring. When not teaching she
loves spending time with her husband, son and daughter, cross stitching, blogging
(http://www.musicalaabbott.com) and creating for her TpT store: Amy Abbott at
Music a la Abbott.

Choral Festival 2018

Our Gallant Ship - Susan Brumfield

Grow Little Tree - Andrea Ramsey

The Wind - Franklin Gallo

Sisi Ni Moja - Jacob Narverud

Shine on Me - Dilworth (Two-part)

August 15, 2020

Social dynamics have changed dramatically since the dawn of public schooling, often creating confusion and frustration in the classroom for students and teachers alike. Research has shown that learning takes place only after students' physical and emotional needs are met. But how do schools help meet those needs? How can teachers help their students develop into emotionally intelligent adults? 

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) has emerged as a way to address these concerns. SEL teaches students the tools they need to be caring and successful members of their community. While there are several curricula available for classroom education teachers looking to teach the five components of SEL, there is no official curriculum available for general music teachers. In this engaging workshop, Allison Schnier will show these specialists how to reinforce the five components of SEL in the context of their existing active music-making lessons

CLINICIAN BIOGRAPHY

 

Allison Schnier is an elementary general music specialist in the Elmbrook School District in Brookfield, WI. She has a BA in Music from Luther College in Decorah, IA and a Masters of Music in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI. She is certified in the Kodály approach, as well as Dr. John M. Feierabend's First Steps in Music, Conversational Solfege Levels 1 & 2, and Conversational Solfege- Upper Levels curricula. She is also currently working on her Social-Emotional Learning Certification from Rutgers University. Allison currently serves as President-Elect of the Association of Wisconsin-Area Kodály Educators (AWAKE), a state chapter of OAKE, and as the Vice President of the Greater Milwaukee Orff Dimensions (GMOD), a local chapter of AOSA. She has presented workshops on  Social-Emotional Learning in the general music classroom, and has served as a guest clinician working with high school choirs on South African and Namibian choral music. Allison is an active member of the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and has sung Soprano 1 with them for the past 5 seasons.

Fall 2021 - Location: TBD

This great workshop will give you multiple ideas of activities to engage your upper elementary students. This engaging presentation will take place in Fall 2021. 

CLINICIAN BIOGRAPHY

 

Amy Abbott is in her 23 rd year of teaching elementary music with the past 20 years
having been in the St. Vrain Valley School district. She received her undergraduate
degree in music education from the University of Colorado at Boulder and obtained
her masters in music education with a Kodály emphasis from Colorado State
University. She has Kodály certifications from Portland State University, where she
studied with Jill Trinka, Susan Brumfield, Vicki Loebell & Sean Dëibler and from
Colorado State University, where she studied with Sue Litehold-Bowcock, Gabor
Viragh and Ann Eisen. She has presented sessions at multiple OAKE conferences,
the Colorado Music Educators State Conference, Oregon Arts Alliance State
Conference, many OAKE chapters including AKTS, CAKE, KEGA, KET, KEWT, KMEK,
LUCKE, MTAKE, NCAKE, NPKC, OKE PKSOR, ROCKE, SWOKE, TRIKE, as well as
professional development of Amarillo ISD, Bakersfield MEA and St. Vrain Valley
School Districts. She is also the level 2 pedagogy, folksong and analysis Kodály
teacher at Colorado State University.
Additionally, she has served on the ROCKE board for over 7 years as President,
Secretary and Member-at-Large. She was the co-chair for the OAKE 2020 National
Conference. In addition to teaching general music at Red Hawk elementary in Erie
she also teaches a 4/5 choir and a 4/5 musical each spring. When not teaching she
loves spending time with her husband, son and daughter, cross stitching, blogging
(http://www.musicalaabbott.com) and creating for her TpT store: Amy Abbott at
Music a la Abbott.

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