Monday, June 23, 2014
Check-in will be held on the main floor of Old Main on the Iowa Wesleyan College campus.
This activity-based workshop will focus on developing musical literacy and musicianship in the K-12 music classroom/rehearsal, as well as applications to college theory/sight singing and individual piano contexts. Music educators will learn practical and positive ideas and techniques for cultivating music reading, audiation, dictation, elementary composition, musical memory and aural skills. Participants will explore how we ‘learn music,’ be given specific techniques for developing reading readiness and tonal, rhythmic and melodic literacy, and be presented with teaching strategies and techniques for integrating and applying reading skills to choral literature. Materials and teaching strategies will illustrate how the National Music Standards can be put into action in the music classroom or individual lesson. Music teachers at all levels will find this workshop highly beneficial for their students and for their own teaching.
Iowa Wesleyan College Music Department
Carol Krueger is Director of Choral Activities at Emporia State University in Kansas. An active clinician and guest conductor, Krueger has most recently conducted festivals and honor choirs in fifteen states. In addition, she has also presented interest sessions at the American Choral Directors National Convention in New York, the OAKE (Kodaly) National Convention in Charlotte, the NAFME Eastern Division Convention in Hartford, the ACDA North Central Convention in Madison, the ACDA Eastern Division Convention in Providence, the ACDA Southern Division Conventions in Nashville and Louisville, the MENC Southern Division Convention in Charleston, and MENC and ACDA state conventions throughout the United States. Krueger is also widely recognized for her work with music literacy. Oxford University Press publishes Krueger’s book, Progressive Sight Singing.