Bowcock, Sue

(507) 456-4859
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

Masters of Education (MEPD) University of Wisconsin LaCrosse 1986
Bachelor of Science (BS) of Vocal Music Education University of Wisconsin LaCrosse 1981
Post Graduate studies at University of St. Thomas St. Paul MN 1989-1996 Kodály, Orff and Dalcroze

Kodály Studies

Kodály Certificate, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN 1991

Teaching Experience

K-6 Classroom Music and Vocal Music District #761 1986-2018 (retired)
Lincoln Choir 1986-2018
Owatonna All City Choir 1988-2018
Colorado State University Kodály Institute, Level II Folksong and Pedagogy 2004-2009
University of St. Thomas Kodály Graduate Level Courses. III Pedagogy and Folksong 1998-2003

Presentation Experiences

OAKE Conferences (10+) including 5 classroom demonstrations with students.
OAKE Chapter workshops (20+)
Consultant-Curriculum and Assessment Development
Presentations to Undergraduates: University of MN Winona, St Olaf College.

Areas of Expertise

Assessment and Curriculum Development and Implementation
Elementary Classroom Pedagogy
Vocal Development for Young Voices

Session Topics

Practically Painless Assessments; Writing and Implementing Assessments from Your Curriculum (2-6 hours)
Writing Music Curriculum Using Standards (2-6 hours)
Steps to Part Singing (2-4 hours)
Pitch Matching for Uncertain Singers (1-3 hours)
Musical Literacy Through Picture Books and Active Music Making (1-4 hours)
Steps to Improvisational Literacy for the Young Child (1-3 hours)
Listening Lessons for Music Literacy (1-3 hours)

Organizational Leadership

OAKE Board of Directors
MKMEA Board of Directors
Kodály Chapter of Minnesota President
Department Chair District #761 Owatonna MN
Coordinator of Music Curriculum Development District #761


Most recent "The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education" Volume 2 edited by Tim Brophy. I authored the chapter Chapter 21 "Assessment in the Kodály Classroom" with Ann Kay; Published 2019

Additional Information

I will drive up to 6 hours from Owatonna, MN in decent weather.
I can fly out of either of these airports: MSP Minneapolis/St.Paul or RST Rochester MN
I will take a train anywhere. St. Paul Union Station. (love train travel)