Schieffer, Carly

[email protected]
(515) 708-6484
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

Bachelors of Music Education, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2006
Masters of Arts in Music Education (Kodaly emphasis), University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, 2014

Kodály Studies

Level I Drake University, 2010
Level II Drake University, 2011
Level III University of St. Thomas, 2012

Teaching Experience

Clavis Primary School, PreK-5th general music, 2007-2008 (two full school years)
North Cedar Schools, Preschool-6th general music & choir, 2009-2011
Bowman Woods Elementary School, K-5 general music & choir, 2011-2016
Mount Mercy University, elementary music teaching methods and student teacher supervisor, 2017-present

Presentation Experiences

Cedar Rapids Community School district invited presenter for professional development, 2014

KEI chapter sharing, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
IMEA presenter, 2015, 2016

MKMEA presenter, 2019

Areas of Expertise

Early Childhood curriculum & pedagogy
World music singing games & folk dances
K-5 Kodaly pedagogy

Session Topics

Music & Movement: 1-15 hrs
Learning through Literature: Classical Music & Children's Literature: 1-15 hrs
Music for Little Ones: 1-15 hrs
American Play Parties: 1-15 hrs
Sing and Dance Around the World: 1-15 hrs

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

Intercultural knowledge is communicating effectively with all learners. I demonstrate intercultural competency by practicing adaptation in different learning situations and displaying an attitude of respect toward all learners.

Organizational Leadership

Conference Chair for IMEA, 2017-present
President of KEI, 2013-2015
Conference Chair for MKMEA, 2016


President's Corner, KEI newsletter, 2013-2015
From the Conference Chair, IMEA fall/spring bulletin, 2017-present

Additional Information

Midwestern preferred
Open to flying across the country
Comfortable using Zoom to present virtually