2000-2001 Season

NKE was back with another great season even though the previous year was so busy Lynn Ruppwith the nationcal conference coming to Seattle. The Make & Take/Fall sharing event was now becoming tradition, and there were two more workshops with great content from national presenters. This was the fourth and last year in a row with a strong board lineup: Lynn Rupp as President, Christopher Roberts as Treasurer, Ann Erickson as Secretary, and Sheila Whalen on Membership. Kelly Foster Griffin came on this year as President-Elect, and Heather MacLaughlin was also helping out.

November 2000: Make It and Take It

Back by popular demand, is our third annual “Make It and Take It” workshop, with all new ideas from four of our creative colleagues. As we have done in the past two years, you will have the opportunity to make several teaching aids and take them with you at the end of the workshop. These teaching aids will be demonstrated by the teachers who use them in their classrooms.
We will also again be having a choral reading session as part of our day’s activities. Join us for a day filled with great ideas!

Saturday, November 18, 2000 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Meridian Park Elementary
175th and Meridian
Shoreline, WA 98133

Pre-registration: Members $15, Non-Members $25
Walk-ins: Members $20, Non-members $30, Students $10 with ID

 

January 2001: Lap Dulcimers with Julie Swank

JulieSwankHave you ever listened to haunting dulcimer music? Ever wished you owned a lap dulcimer? Ever wished you could play it? Well, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! The Northwest Kodaly Educators are presenting a very unique Make It and Take It workshop on January 12 and 13, 2001. On Friday night, led by clinician, Julie Swank, we will each build our own lap dulcimer from kits supplied by Backyard Dulcimers. Saturday will be a day filled with music making, playing technique and just plain fun that will send you back to your classes inspired and ready to perform for and with your students. Those of you who attend our Jill Trinka workshop in 1998 will remember being mesmerized by the beautiful sound of the lap dulcimer.
Julie Swank received her Bachelor’s degree in music education, horn emphasis, from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She also holds a Master of Elementary Education from the University of Dayton and a Kodaly certificate from the Kodaly Center at Capital. She has taught high school, junior high, and currently teaches K-6 general music in Union, Ohio. She serves as President of the Midwest Division of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, and has presented sessions at the OAKE National Conferences as well as divisional conferences and chapter workshops. She has published a book of two-part folk songs entitled, “Folk for Two”. Julie holds the first chair horn position in the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra as well as having a private studio of twenty-two horn students. She is a member of MENC, the International Horn Society, and the Tri-City Kodaly Educators, an affiliate chapter of OAKE.

Friday, January 12, 2001, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, Januray 13, 2001, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Pre-registration: Members $60, Non-members $75
Walk-ins for Saturday only: Members $20, Non-members $35, University students $5

SPU credit, clock hours and NKE/OAKE memberships will be available for an additional fee.

April 2001: Lois Choksy: Classroom Teachniques

April 6 & 7, 2001; changed from March 30 & 31, 2001TheChoksy
Friday evening 3 hours, Saturday 7 hours.
Lois presented art listening on Friday evening and Pedagogy on Saturday.
Local teachers brought in students on Saturday for on site demos of how they teach

No more information available on this workshop; not even a head shot of Lois. Let me know if you can contribute!

Missing documents: (do you have a copy?)

  • Lois Choksy mailer
  • board meeting agenda/notes

Sources:

“Make It and Take It” advertisement
“Dulcimers in the Classroom with Julie Swank” advertisement
Annual Chapter Fiscal Report by C. Roberts
“NKE Activities 2000-2001” document
Board meeting notes 28 Jan 2001
“Westside Story” newsletter Winter 2001

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