Henricks, Crystal

[email protected]
(708) 990-1217
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

BS Music Education, Asbury College, 2002
MME with Kodály Emphasis, Capital University, 2006
Orff-Schulwerk Levels I-III Certification, 2007-2009
American Eurhythmics Society Certification 2019

Kodály Studies

Kodály Certificate, The Kodály Institute at Capital, 2006
International Kodály Seminar, The Kodály Institute, Kecskemét, Hungary, 2011

Teaching Experience

Music Faculty: University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL, September 2007-present
Kodály Institute Faculty: DePaul University, June 2013-present: Level II Methodology/Folk Song Research
Kodály Summer Institute Faculty: University of Central Missouri, July 2017-2018 Level III: Methodology/Folk Song Research
Summer Faculty: VanderCook School of Music, 2013, 2015 PreK-2nd General Music Methods Music Teacher: Shenyang International School, China 2002-2007

Presentation Experiences

Organization of American Kodály Educators National Conference: 2019, 2017, 2012

Midwest Kodály Music Educators Association Conference: 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2009

Kodály Chapter Workshops: KET 2019, KAKE 2019, KCFOLKS 2018, KCM 2017, AWAKE 2016, PSKOR 2014, AKTS 2013, CAKE 2012

International Presentations:
Alberta Kodály Association, 2015
International Schools of China Choral Festival, 2017, 2011

Areas of Expertise

Kodály Pedagogy Development
Kodály and Dalcroze Integration
Student Choice and Creativity

Session Topics

Honoring Children: Fostering Creativity and Exploration (1+ hours)
If You Can Walk, You Can Dance: Movement for the Kodály-Inspired Classroom (1+ hours)
Building Joyful Communities Through Song, Dance, and Play (1+ hours)

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

I taught 5 years at an international School in China prior to coming to Chicago. My school holds diversity, equity and inclusion at the front of our work. I have experience working directly with culture-bearers: transcribing music and implementing the songs into my curriculum.

Organizational Leadership

Midwest Kodály Music Educators Association:
President-Elect, 2021-present
Member-at-Large, 2013-2018

Secretary for Chicago Area Kodály Educators 2008-2001


Making the Most of Folk Songs: Analysis Within the Schulwerk, The Orff Echo, Volume 44: No. 2, Winter 2012. Pg. 34

Additional Information

I live in Chicago--close to both major airports and within driving distance of many chapters.