GRADUATE MUSIC EDUCATION FALL SESSION 2014
CHORAL WORKSHOP FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS AND CHOIR DIRECTORS
Child & Adolescent Vocal Pedagogy and Literature
Friday, September 19, 2014: 4:30–8:30 p.m. (dinner provided)
Saturday, September 20, 2014: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Dr. Kenneth H. Phillips, Professor Emeritus, The University of Iowa, former Director of Music Education at Gordon College, and author of Teaching Kids to Sing.
Dr. Sandra Doneski, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in Music Education, Gordon College. Founder and Artisitc Director, Gordon College Children's Choir.
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Clinicians will present the latest research and techniques for guiding young singers through the process of learning to sing with accuracy, beauty and confidence. Workshop participants will participate in vocal method learning exercises set forth in Teaching Kids to Sing, as well as learn how to address problems faced when working with inaccurate singers and the changing voice.
Appropriate, quality literature for children and adolescents will be presented - music repertoire packets will be provided for all pre-registered workshop participants.
$395 1 (one) Graduate Credit
$350 22.5 PDPs
Final assignment submission required for both Graduate Credit and PDPs.
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ABOUT DR. KENNETH PHILLIPS
Dr. Ken Phillips is Professor Emeritus, The University of Iowa, and former Director of Graduate Music Education at Gordon College. An award-winning researcher in the area of child and adolescent vocal pedagogy, he is the author of four books, and numerous reviews, chapters, and professional journal articles. His book, Teaching Kids to Sing, is now in a new second edition (2014, Schirmer, Cengage Learning). He is the recipient of the Robert M. McCowen Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Choral Music (the highest honor given by the Iowa Choral Directors Association), the Distinguished Music Alumni Award from Kent State Univerisity, and serves as honorary board member of the Lowell Mason Foundation.
Dr. Phillips has presented workshops throughout the United States, and in Australia, Canada, China, and New Zealand. He believes that singing is a learned behavior,a developmental sequence of psychomoter skills. Music Teachers throughout the world use his research-based vocal method to teach children and adolescents to sing with accuracy, beauty, and confidence.
ABOUT DR. SANDRA DONESKI
Dr. Sandra Doneski has been a teacher of music to students in Kindergarten through Graduate School. She is Associate Professor of Music at Gordon College and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Music Education. She teaches courses in music education methods, learning theory, assessment, curriculum development, supervises student teachers, and is the Artistic Director of the Gordon College Children's Choir. Dr. Doneski has also served on the faculty of the New England Conservatory Perparatory School, where she was Associate Conductor of the Chilren's Choir Program. She has served as conductor for NAfME and ACDA sponsored events throughout the Northeast, and is co-founder of Embracing the New Music Educator - a mentoring program for new music educators in Massachusetts. She currently serves s co-chair of the Massachusetts Common Music Initiative Project.
In 2009, Dr. Doneski was the recipient of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Lowell Mason Award and the Society for General Music in Massachusetts Excellence in General Music Award. In 2012 she was awarded the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Distiguished Service Award (MMEA's highest honor) and in 2013 she received the Administrators in Music Education Visionary Leadership Award.
Dr. Doneski has published article and conducted workshops on choral literature and techniques, curriculum development, assessment and mentoring. She recently co-authored a chapter in the NAfME Handbook: Research on Teaching and Learning in Music Education titled "Research on Elementary and Secondary School Singing." She is a graduate of Gordon College and received her Master's and Ph.D. in Music Education from the Hartt School, Univeristy of Hartford.