MINI-CONFERENCE presented by KAREN HOWARD
Matters of Diversity in a Kodály Context: Does Diversity Matter?
1:00 – 4:00 PM, Thursday March 5, 2020
$80 – Member Price, $125 – Non-Member Price
Participants will experience teaching and learning strategies for materials from aural and written traditions. Emphasis will be placed on examination of whose music is included in our scope and sequence planning, and how that can be expanded to include the students we teach, our broader communities, and our larger global society.
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT SESSION led by MAREE HENNESSY
Strive and Thrive through Music: A Focus on Maximizing Engagement, Achievement, Well-Being and Joy in Mixed Ability Settings
8:15 – 10:15 AM, Sunday March 8, 2020
How can music teachers effectively meet the needs of all students in group settings? How do we induct students into the practices of musicianship, whilst offering appropriate levels of challenge in a highly differentiated environment? Examples and discussion from school, community and teacher training sessions will be shared and explored. This is an interactive workshop.
All registered attendees are welcome to attend the Sunday Spotlight Session.
OAKE PARTICIPANT CHOIR directed by ETHAN SPERRY
$25 Participation Fee
We need YOU! Yes, you! You are needed to be a member of this year’s Participant Choir! This is a great opportunity to deepen your conference experience. We especially encourage Tenors and Basses (never can have too many of those!) to join us. Once Early Bird Registration is closed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download your music. We are going digital so you will need to print your music and bring it with you-an excellent way to help you prepare!
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Hailed by The Oregonian for providing “the finest choral concerts in Portland in recent memory,” Ethan Sperry is Director of Choral Activities at Portland State University, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Oregon Repertory Singers. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Harvard College and Masters and Doctoral degrees in Choral Conducting from the University of Southern California. Ensembles under his direction have won over 20 medals at International Choir Competitions and performed at over a dozen professional conferences and venues.
NEW THIS YEAR!! Session Descriptions are now online!
You can also click the links on each session category to get to the session descriptions for those sessions
Attend breakout sessions on a variety of topics in addition to this year’s Main Events
Conference Schedule: A detailed schedule will be sent to attendees in February
Educating the Teachers of Teachers Track (ETT) (Friday March 6th) – Click the session category for Session Descriptions
Christopher Roberts, Sarah Bartolome
Focus: Cultural Diversity – Click the session category for Session Descriptions
Karen Arlen, Douglas Card, Nancie Kester
Becca Buck, Qorsho Hassan
Adam McLean (Epstein), Richard G. Saunders
Gail Needleman, Anne Laskey
Focus: Cultural Responsiveness – Click the session category for Session Descriptions
Meredith Riggs and Panel Members
Focus: Instructional Diversity – Click the session category for Session Descriptions
Elaine Bernstorf, Amanda Vanausdall
Judy Bond, Diane Lange, Steven Robbins, Julie Scott
James Bowyer, Ben Munisteri
(Focus: Instructional Diversity continued..)
Kelly Lynch, Beth Berridge
Robbin Marcus, Katy German
Focus: The Singing Classroom – Click the session category for Session Descriptions
Amy Carter, Jennifer Kimock
Instrumental Track (IT) (Saturday March 7th) – Click the session category for Session Descriptions
Royce Tevis, Lindsay Kellogg
Secondary Choral Track (SCT) (Saturday March 7th) – Click the session category for Session Descriptions
Annual Conference Sessions
Administrators and Choir Family Session led by Kevin Pearson
Choral Reading Session led by Laura Petravage
Community Folk Dancing led by Tanya LeJeune and Carrie Nicholas
Morning Sings led by Kathy Kuddes and Kelly Foster Griffin
Newcomer Session led by Andy Paney
Sunday Spotlight Session led by Maree Hennessy
Conference Support Template
Administrators Program Info and RSVP
An Invitation from the OAKE President
Personal Invitation Template
Graduate credit for conference attendance is available from the Kodály Music Institute
MENTOR AND NEWCOMER PROGRAM
Make sure to tell us if this is your first OAKE National Conference on the registration form!
INSTRUMENTAL TRACK (IT)
Designed for instrumental educators of all levels, these sessions explore the application of Kodály approach and philosophy to band and string instruments to foster greater literacy and learning.
SECONDARY CHORAL TRACK (SCT)
These sessions are designed for Middle and High School choral educators to explore a Kodály-inspired skills based approach to music literacy, rehearsal techniques and repertoire.
Important Contacts and FAQ
Scheduling concerns and inquiries should be addressed to the National Conference Business Director, Nancy Johnson. OAKE typically releases the final conference schedule in mid-February preceding the conference.
Equipment inquiries should be addressed to the Equipment Coordinator, Nick Mercier.
Materials Upload inquiries (pictures, biographies, agreements, handouts) should be addressed to the Administrative Coordinator, Colleen Graves.