Newlin, Georgia

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(570) 713-9921
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

DMA in Music Education from University of Hartford, CT (2004)
MM in Music Education with Kodály emphasis from Holy Names University, CA (1988)
BS in Music Education from West Chester University, PA (1984).

Kodály Studies

Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály emphasis from Holy Names University (CA), 1988.

Teaching Experience

Academic: 11 years of Music Education at Adelphi University, NY; 5 years of Music Education at Bucknell University, PA.

Public School: (PA, CA) 16 years in grades K-6 music classroom, 5-6 chorus, 7-12 marching band.

Kodály Programs: Indiana University Summer Kodály Institute (since 2003); James Madison University Kodály Teacher Training Institute (since 1999); University of Hawai'i Summer Kodály Workshop (since 2011); Plano at SMU (2021); CSU Bakersfield (2021).

Presentation Experiences

INTERNATIONAL: International Kodály Society (Canada, Hungary, Australia, Poland, Ohio, Connecticut); Kodály Society of Ontario; Association for Music in International Schools; KMEIA Biennial National Kodály Conference, Australia.



CHAPTERS: numerous OAKE and AOSA.

STATE: Choral & Music Ed Assoc. in AL, CA, CT, FL, IL, IN, MD, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, TX, VT, and VA.

District In-Service presentations; Academic Lectures.

Areas of Expertise

Developing Part-Singing Skills
Modal Music
Active Listening Lessons

Session Topics

ALL 1-hour intro/3-hour/or full-day:
Developing Part-Singing Skills in K-12 Musicians
Modal Madness
Tunes Beyond Major & Minor
The Subtle Art of Moving Between Singing Games, Listening Lessons, and Pop Tunes
Successful Teaching of Choral Octavos.

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

Currently, I serve on the OAKE Equity Committee. I have attended numerous workshops/in-service sessions over many years of teaching for cultural learning (as well as exceptional learners, LGBT+, gender, and under-served populations). My immediate family is multi-ethnic.

Organizational Leadership

Past President for OAKE (current)
President for OAKE (2006-2012)
President for OAKE Eastern Division (1993-1998)
President for KEEP (1991-1993)
Vice President for NCAKE (1989-1990)


Newlin, G. (2016). One Accord: Developing Part-Singing Skills in School-Age Musicians. R. Sams (Ed). Cleveland, OH: Music Is Elementary.
Crooked River Choral Project published by Music is Elementary with my lesson plans for Buckeye Jim, The Erie Canal Song, Hazrat Bibi Maryam, Noël Nouvelet, Star, The Swing, and Where Go the Boats.
Newlin, G. (arr). Es ist ein Ros' entspringen. Melchior Vulpius. (SATB). Ruth Dwyer Choral Series (Colla Voce Music). Dec '13
Numerous articles in The Envoy.

Additional Information

Music Is Elementary offers local chapters a percent of books/materials sold during their workshops.