Arguelles, Gemma

Email
gemarguel@gmail.com
Phone
(510) 604-8951
Division
Western
OAKE Affiliated Chapter
NCAKE

Educational Background

Holy Names University, Oakland, CA, MMEd with Kodály emphasis, 1992
BMus Choral Conducting, University of the Philippines, 1990
BMus Ed., University of the Philippines, 1985

Kodály Studies

Holy Names University, Oakland, CA, MMEd with Kodály emphasis, 1992

Teaching Experience

The Nueva School, PreK-5 gen. music; grades 2, 3, and 4 choruses.
Young Women's Choral Projects, SF, Vivo Chorus director.
Convent of the Sacred Heart Elementary, K-5 Kodály-inspired program; directed three elementary choruses (23 years)

Presentation Experiences

OAKE National Conferences 2018, 2015, 2013

Areas of Expertise

Elementary to middle school chorus (treble)
Recorders (classroom instruments)
Music writing activities

Session Topics

Kodály applications in the choral setting (3-6 hours)
Music Writing Activities (1-2 hrs)
Recorders in the Classroom (1-2 hrs)
The Kodály inspired classroom (grades K-5)
Building musicianship in Chorus

Organizational Leadership

Member, National Children's Choir Committee (OAKE) 2008-2015
President, NCAKE, 2008-2009
Board member, NCAKE, 1995-2015