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2015-2016 Season

Kodaly & Orff Schulwerk: Stronger Together
with Andrew Ellingsen

Andrew Ellingsen
Music educators often feel pressured to choose between Orff Schulwerk and Kodaly. Why choose when you can have both?  This workshop will highlight how these two active music-making approaches can not only co-exist in the music classroom but can strengthen one another.  Attendees will participate in a variety of activities in which Orff and Kodaly philosophies intertwine to create musically meaningful experiences for students.

Andrew Ellingsen teaches elementary music at John Cline Elementary and General Music Methods at Luther College in Decorah, IA.  He earned his B.A. at Luther College and his M.A.M.E. at the University of St. Thomas with a dual concentration in Kodály and Orff Schulwerk.  He has served on the OAKE national board, is a Past President of both the Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America and the Kodály Chapter of Minnesota, and was on the board for Minnesota Orff.  Ellingsen also teaches in the Orff Courses at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and in Memphis and has presented at both OAKE and AOSA national conferences.

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015: 9am-4pm
Location: Carl Sandburg Elementary: 12801 84th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
Registration: http://orffandkodaly.brownpapertickets.com
Clock Hours: 6 clock hours will be available for attendees.

January 2016 ACDA/NKE Workshop:
“Great Music Set to Great Poetry for Children’s Choirs”

Friday, January 15th, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, January 16th, 9am – 4pm

MuehleisenJudith HerringtonOn MLK weekend (Friday/Saturday January 15/16) we have our annual combined workshop with the American Choral Directors Association! This can’t-miss event will be in the Crawford Music Building at Seattle Pacific University. This year our theme will be “Great Music Set to Great Poetry for Children’s Choirs.” The reading packet will include children’s choral pieces that incorporate great poetry. Presenters will include incredible northwest composers Judith Herrington and John Muehleisen. We have the privilege of having a piece commissioned by Judith Herrington and premiered at this workshop.
Pre-registration is available.

Seattle Pacific University,
Crawford Music Building, Rm 211
3214 Fourth Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119
Pre-register rates:
2-day:$70 for NKE or ACDA members; $100 for non-members
Friday only: $25 for NKE/ACDA members; $35 non-members
Saturday only: $50 for NKE/ACDA members; $70 non-members
Students: $5 for each day
Walk-in rates:
2-day: $90 for NKE/ACDA members, $120 for non-members
Friday only: $35 for NKE/ACDA members; $45 non-members
Saturday only: $60 for NKE/ACDA members; $80 non-members
Students: $10 for both.

Mid-Winter Workshop Weekend: March 4-5
Upper Elementary Lesson Activities with Christopher Roberts
And Chapter Sharing with the Northwest Kodaly Board and Members

Location: Seahurst Elementary SchoolRoberts - 2015 formal copy
14603 14th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166

Pre-registration is available.

Are you struggling with those 5th Graders?  Do you have  a 6th grade class who curl their lip at anything you toss at them? Upper Elementary general music classes can be our most challenging classes, but they also have the potential to be the most rewarding.  Don’t suffer alone! Our resident Kodaly expert, Dr. Christopher Roberts will share games and strategies for this unique age group!

On Friday evening, March 4th, we’ll have a Mid-Winter Sharing from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This sharing will consist of many short presentations from our board and members, maybe even you

Then on the following day, Saturday, March 5th, Seattle’s own music education all-star Christopher Roberts will host a workshop focusing on songs & strategies to engage 4th, 5th, and 6th grade kids in music class. If you’ve never been to one of Christopher’s classes or workshops, you won’t want to miss this! Be prepared to take away many great lesson activities and ideas from this fantastic workshop weekend.

Friday, March 4th, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, March 5th, 9am – 4pm

Pre-register rates:
2-day:$65 for NKE members; $95 for non-members
Friday only: $20 for NKE members; $30 non-members
Saturday only: $50 for NKE members; $70 non-members
Students: $5 for both days

Walk-in rates:
2-day: $85 for NKE members, $115 for non-members
Friday only: $30 for NKE members; $40 non-members
Saturday only: $60 for NKE members; $80 non-members
Students: $10 for both days.

Have you shared with us lately?
If you have never shared at a Sharing event, you can! This sharing will be a breeze for presenters; time slots are flexible, so you can share one great idea or go more in depth on a few ideas.
We really want to hear from our newer members and veterans alike.
Contact NKE Treasurer Chris Stroh for more information.

presidentsIntroduction to the Kodaly Approach for Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Teachers:
Ideas and techniques that you can begin to use immediately

Are you just starting out in the Kodaly method?  Need some help getting started?  This workshop would be a great fit!
Come learn more about the internationally famous Kodaly Music Education Methodology from three local powerhouse music teachers: Lucinda Dalrymple (Western Division president-elect of OAKE); Kelly Foster Griffin (Immediate past-president of OAKE) and Megan Oberfield (past-president of Northwest Kodaly Educators.) It is sure to be a morning of joyful music making in which you will learn ideas and techniques that you can begin to use immediately in your own classroom.
Pre-registration (by March 24th): $25 (for members or non-members)
Day-of registration: $30 (for members or non-members)
University Students (With ID) Free
For Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Music Teachers: 
Ideas and techniques that you can begin to use immediately
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016
Time9:00 AM1:00 PM
Location: Mary Baker Russell Music Center Room 322
Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue S. Tacoma, WA 98447

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March 2016 flyer

Alina Gibitz Stroh2015-2016 Board members: Alina Gibitz Stroh, President; Chris Stroh, Treasurer; David Ferguson, Secretary; Melyssa Stone, Technology Chari; Robyn Clapper, Membership Chair; Melissa Headrick, Member-at-large.