GRADUATE MUSIC EDUCATION FALL SESSION 2017
The School Chorus: Cultivating Community, Creativity and Social Consciousness
Friday, September 22, 2017 | 4:30–8:30 p.m. (dinner provided)
Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Featured Clinician: Mary Ellen Junda, Ed.D
In this workshop, Dr. Junda will expand on traditional approaches to choral instruction with the aim of developing a community of singers who are comfortable with creative, spontaneous and diverse approaches to making music in a variety of settings and for varied purposes. With Kodály-based instructional techniques as a foundation, a framework will be introduced for designing curriculum and choral programs with an emphasis on creativity, reflective practice, engagement, service, and social consciousness.
The goals are to develop a singing culture in which students
A reading packet of approximately 15 choral selections will be provided for each workshop participant and will be explored throughout the workshop sessions.
$385 1 (one) Graduate Credit
$350 22.5 (twenty-two and one half) PDPS
$300 1 (one) Graduate Credit | Embracing the New Music Educator Membership Rate
ABOUT THE CLINICIAN
Mary Ellen Junda, Professor of Music at UCONN, is recognized as an innovative music educator, conductor, scholar and recording artist. She is director of the Women’s Choir and Earthtones Vocal Ensemble that focuses on social justice and global cultures. Past performances include the songs of Trinidad and Tobago, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and the Gullah people. Awarded the Howard Foundation Fellowship in Music Performance from Brown University for her exemplary choral conducting, Dr. Junda recent guest conducting includes the 2017 Massachusetts Treble All-State Chorus and Connecticut Elementary Honors Chorus. She is past director of The Main Street Singers and Treblemakers Children’s Choir. Her three Singing with Treblemakers recordings have received national awards and are recognized globally as a model for children’s singing voices.
Dr. Junda is co-director with Dr. Robert Stephens for their Landmarks in American History and Culture Program, Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations, awarded $760,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Gullah Voices has brought teachers from throughout the nation to study Gullah music and culture in Savannah, GA with the proceedings archived in the Connecticut Digital Archives at the Dodd Research Center. Recent articles are featured in General Music Today and College Music Symposium and with co-author Dr. Stephens in the International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies and a chapter in Songs of Social Protest (in press). Recent conference presentations include the College Music Society National Conference; International Symposium for Singing, Newfoundland, Canada; Songs of Social Protest, Limerick, Ireland; and Protest Songs and Social Justice, Lisbon, Portugal.