Burns, Sarah

Email
burns.sarah.2006@gmail.com
Phone
(731) 608-5242
Division
Midwestern
OAKE Affiliated Chapter
None

Educational Background

A.A., Freed Hardeman University (1984)
B.S., Freed Hardeman University (1986)
M.M.E. with Kodály Emphasis, Capital University (2006)
D.M.A, Shenandoah University (2017)

Music Education Certifications/Training
Orff-Schulwerk Certification Levels I, II, III (1994-1996) University of Tennessee, Memphis
Dalcroze Eurhythmics Beginning Level (2016) Anderson University, Anderson, IN
World Music Drumming Level I (2018) Memphis, TN

Kodály Studies

Level I - Webster University (2002)
Level II - Capital University (2003)
Level III - Capital University (2004)
Kodály Certificate - Capital University (2006)

Teaching Experience

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education (2017-Present) AUGUSTANA COLLEGE Rock Island, IL
Adjunct Professor (2014-2017) THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN - EXTENDED CAMPUSES
Founding Director (2015-2017) WEST TENNESSEE HOMESCHOOL BAND Jackson, TN
Elementary Music Specialist & Piano Instructor (2015-2016) MONTESSORI CENTER OF JACKSON Jackson, TN
Teacher Education Music Specialist (2016) MONTESSORI EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NORTH AMERICA Jackson, TN
Instructor of Music (2006-2014) FREED HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY Henderson, TN
Pre-K-12 General and Vocal Music Instructor (1989-2006) NORTH MAC CUSD #34 Girard, IL (Formerly: Girard Community Schools Unit District #3)

Presentation Experiences

Senior Musicians - Lifelong Music Makers!
American Orff-Schulwerk Association Salt Lake City, UT (November 2019)

The Longfellow Partnership: Providing ""Real World"" Experiences for Pre-Service Music Educators
Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, VA (May 2019)

Hand Dancing: Conducting Strategies for the Music Classroom
Organization of American Kodály Educators, Columbus, OH (March 2019)

Rhythmic Harmony: Extreme Body Percussion for Rhythmic Activities
Banter, Beach Balls, and Books
Illinois Music Education Association, Peoria, IL (January 2019)
An Examination of Elementary Music Textbooks Series to Identify Kodály-Inspired Sequence and Concept, Folk Music, And Pedagogical Tools
[Poster] NAfME Music Research & Teacher Education Conference Atlanta, GA (March 2018)

Merging Music and Movement Through Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Iowa Music Education Association, Ames, IA (November 2017)

Musical Tangents that C.R.E.A.T.E.
Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America Conference, Kansas City, MO (October 2017)

Musical Tangents that C.R.E.A.T.E.
[Workshop] Augustana Orff, Rock Island, IL (October 2017)

Sound Shifters: Transformation in Popular Music
Augustana College ""Transformations"" Symposium Day, Rock Island, IL (September 2017)
Traipsing Down the Folk Alley of Music Education: Parallel Journeys of American Folklorists and Zoltán Kodály
[Paper] NAfME Oklahoma City Symposium on the History of Music Education (June 2017)
Thick or Thin? Building Musical Milkshakes!
West Tennessee General Music Education Association, Jackson, TN (March 2017)

Music Education through a Montessori Lens: Every Child Has Musical Potential
[Blogpost] NAfME (February 2017)

Music Education through a Montessori Lens: Rethinking Music Centers
NAfME National In-Service Conference, Grapevine, TX (November 2016)

Discovering Dalcroze through Music and Movement
Tennessee Collegiate-NAfME Fall Kick-Off, Murfreesboro, TN (September 2016)

Singing School
Praise to the Lord/I'll Sing On Organizations, Auckland, New Zealand/Melbourne, Australia (August 2016)

Piano Pedagogy through a Montessori Lens
Tennessee Music Teachers Association State Conference, Nashville, TN (June 2016)

Promote Dignity-Retain Integrity: Strategies for the Inclusive General Music Classroom
[Webinar] VSA and Accessibility Department of The Kennedy Center (April 2016)

Singing School
Praise to the Lord/I'll Sing On Organizations, Newark, NJ (April 2016)

I.G.N.I.T.E. Creativity
TMEA Professional Development Conference, Nashville, TN (April 2016)

Rhythmic Harmony: Extreme Body Percussion for Rhythmic Activities
Arkansas Music Educators Association, Hot Springs, AR (November 2015)

Musical Tangents that C.R.E.A.T.E.
[Workshop] Middle Tennessee Association of Kodály Educators (MTAKE), Murfreesboro, TN (August 2015)

Out with the OLD/In with the NEW: Research Project Students WANT to Do
Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, VA (May 2015)

Stay Calm and Teach General Music
TMEA Professional Development Conference, Memphis, TN (April 2015)

Rhythmic Harmony: Extreme Body Percussion for Older Students
TMEA Professional Development Conference, Memphis, TN (April 2015)

Trending Now: Musical Connections through Pop Culture
Kentucky Music Educators Association, Louisville, KY (February 2015)

Musical Tangents that C.R.E.A.T.E.
[Workshop] Southeast Chapter of Kodály Educators (SECKE), Chattanooga, TN (September 2014)

Trending Towards Acceptance: The Early Years of Kodály Method in the United States
[Paper] St. Augustine (FL) Symposium on the History of Music Education
History Special Research Interest Group/NAfME (May 2014)

Hand Dancing: Conducting Strategies for the Elementary Classroom
TMEA Professional Development Conference, Memphis, TN (April 2014)

Rhythmic Harmony through Extreme Body Percussion
Organization of American Kodály Educators National Conference, Atlanta, GA (March 2014)

Common Core State Standards: Implications for Music Methods Courses
College Music Society Southern/Mid-Atlantic Joint Regional Conference, Knoxville, TN (February 2014)

Music and Mayhem or Mayhem and Music
Interdisciplinary Collision Series, Freed Hardeman University, Henderson, TN (October 2013)

Off the Bench Activities
West Tennessee Music Teacher Association, Jackson, TN (September 2013)

Developing the Professional Portfolio
Tennessee Collegiate-NAfME Fall Kick-Off, Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN (September 2013)

An Ironic Treasure - The Music Hour: Gleanings from Momma's Schoolgirl Music Book
Country School Association of America National Conference, Rome, GA (June 2013)

When Spheres Collide: Fostering Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, VA (May 2013)

Pictures that Resonate
TMEA Professional Development Conference, Chattanooga, TN (April 2013)

Media and Musical Musings
Interdisciplinary Collision Series, Freed Hardeman University, Henderson, TN (November 2012)

Musical Synthesis: Developing Music Skills in the General Music Classroom
Tennessee Collegiate-NAfME Fall Kick-Off, Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN (October 2012)

The Singing School Movement...and the Hymns that Have Stood the Test of Time
Time Travel: 1812. Interdisciplinary Lectures, Freed Hardeman University, Henderson, TN (October 2012)

Embracing Folk Songs: Zoltan Kodály's Vision for Music Education
[Paper & Poster Session] TMEA Professional Development Conference, Chattanooga, TN (April 2012)

Logistical Concerns of Concert Preparation
Tennessee Collegiate-NAfME Fall Kick-Off, TTU, Cookeville, TN (September 2011)

Music Education the Kodály Way: Misnomers, Principles, Influences, and Comparisons
[Paper] Chattanooga Symposium on the History of Music Education, Chattanooga, TN (June 2011)

  The Last Music Class: Relevance for a Lifetime
Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, VA (May 2011)

Using Songs in the Bible Class
FHU Lectureship Bible School Teacher Workshop, Henderson, TN (February, 2010)

Curriculum Design for Music Educators
TMEA Professional Development Conference, Nashville, TN (April, 2009)

Applications of the Kodály Pedagogy to ""Music for Elementary Education Majors"" Courses
Passport to the World: A Multicultural Project for Music Methods Classes
College Music Society National Conference, Atlanta, GA (September 2008)

Reflection-Modification-Continuation: Fundamental Aspects of a Successful Kodály Curriculum
[Workshop] North Coast Kodály Association (NOCKA), Cleveland, OH (May 2008)

Areas of Expertise

Rhythmic/Melodic Strategies
Curriculum Design & Assessment
Creativity/Improvisation Strategies

Session Topics

Rhythmic Teaching Strategies (1-hr, 3-hr, 6-hr)
Melodic Teaching Strategies (1-hr, 3-hr, 6-hr)
Curriculum Design (1-hr, 3-hr)
Kodály Pedagogy (1-hr, 3-hr, 6-hr)
Folk Dance (1-hr, 3-hr, 6-hr)
Shaped Note Strategies (1-hr, 3-hr, 6-hr)
Creativity/Improvisation (1-hr, 3-hr, 6-hr)
Conducting Strategies for Elementary Classroom (1-hr, 3-hr, 6-hr)
Music & Literature (1-hr, 3-hr, 6-hr)
Interdisciplinary Collaborations [Literature, Math, Social Studies, Science, & Art] (1-hr, 3-hr, 6-hr)
Merging Music and Movement (1-hr, 3-hr, 6-hr)
Hands on Music: Using Props & Manipulatives in the Music Classroom (1-hr, 3-hr, 6-hr)

Additional Information

Willing to stay in homes with chapter members to save expense for hotel.
Willing to negotiate contractual details.
Willing to drive 9 hours for a workshop. Am close to the train station and airports.