Knudson, Sandy

[email protected]
(405) 615-2095
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

Oral Roberts University, BME, 1978
The University of Oklahoma MME, 1989

Kodály Studies

The University of Oklahoma, 1989

Teaching Experience

30 years in the elementary music classroom, supervising 26 interns
Teaching solfege, choir and conducting in the OU Kodály certification program since 1990
Artistic/Administrative Director with Oklahoma Youth Sing!

Presentation Experiences

Local level - Norman Public Schools
State level - Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Michigan and Colorado
Presented at National OAKE since 2010
Presented at IKS in 2017
Conducted MKMEA honor choir in 2005
Conducted National OAKE children's choir in 2015.
Conducted festivals in OK, MO, MISS, LA, KY and TX

Areas of Expertise

Elementary/MS choral conductor
Teaching Dance across the ages
Kodály Best Practice/teacher ed

Session Topics

The Engaging Choral Classroom 1-3
Let's Dance 3-5
Guest conductor for choral festival
Tried and True Reading Session- 1
Music Literacy Demo with local choir-1
Score Study 3-5
Beautiful Tone Begins in Kindergarten 1-3
Joyful Partwork/Practice

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

I am continually doing the work of checking sources and making sure that the music/repertoire chosen is not culturally appropriated or disrespects any people group. I teach in a certification program in which this work is ongoing.

Organizational Leadership

Repertoire chair for Circle the State with Song- OKMEA, since 1995
President of OKE board 1993-1995
OAKE board - Southern Division, ETT, National Choir Committee, Conference Committee Oklahoma City.


Over in the Meadow - A Collection of 2-part Vocal Arrangements for Treble Voices- benefit project for our Oklahoma Kodály Educators chapter- February 2019

Additional Information

I am passionate about working with other teachers and am willing to help new and emerging chapters.