SPECIAL CONFERENCE EVENTS AND BREAKOUT SESSIONS
MINI-CONFERENCE presented by LONEKA BATTISTE
Come join Dr. Loneka Wilkinson Battiste, Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as she explores musicality through a CRT lens, showing how Black music aesthetics can be applied in music teaching and learning, and broadening the ways in which Kodály practices can be applied in music teaching and learning.
OAKE PARTICIPANT CHOIR directed by GEORGIA NEWLIN
We need 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. When Early Bird Registration is closed, those who have signed up will receive an email with instructions and rehearsal schedule. The first rehearsal traditionally occurs on Thursday evening of the Conference.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Georgia A Newlin, DMA is an independent Music Education Consultant. She has taught in early childhood and public school music positions for sixteen years and at the collegiate level for sixteen. She is Past President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and is a member of The VoiceCare Network. Currently, Georgia is called upon as a conductor for choral festivals and as a clinician for choral workshops, reading sessions, and intermediate grade methodology, as well as a consultant for curriculum planning. She teaches musicianship, conducting, and ensemble in Kodály programs at Indiana University, University of Hawai’i, James Madison University, and Plano/Southern Methodist University.
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT SESSION led by NYSSA BROWN
Music teachers often feel they need to choose between the Kodály and Orff Schulwerk philosophies of music education, but both approaches center on helping children discover music and creativity in a natural way. Why choose when you can do both? Come sing, say, dance, and play – see how incorporating techniques from both Orff Schulwerk and Kodály inspired teaching can strengthen the teaching already happening in your classroom and build bridges that reach more learners. All registered attendees are welcome to attend the Sunday Spotlight Session.
CONFERENCE BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Conference Breakout Sessions are scheduled on Friday and Saturday of the conference
Adventures in Folk Music
David Frego, Herbert Marshall, Julie Scott
Carrie Nicholas, Tanya LeJeune
Dare to Care
ETT – Educating Teachers of Teachers
Amanda Vanausdall, Elaine Bernstorf
IT – Instrumental Track
Susan Harvey, Dillon Downey
SCT – Secondary Choral Track
Mary Ellen Junda
Administrators and Choir Family Event with Sandy Knudson
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.
CALL FOR RESEARCH POSTER SESSION PROPOSALS
The Organization of American Kodály Educators will sponsor a research poster session at its national conference in Jacksonville, FL, March 16-19, 2023. Research projects dealing with topics such as singing, composition, improvisation, developing music literacy skills, folk music research, and history and philosophy of the Kodály method are requested.
A poster presentation format will be used. The author(s) of each paper accepted must be an OAKE member and be present at the conference poster session to discuss the research project with interested music educators. The author must also supply copies of an abstract as well as the completed paper (a link to an electronic version of these via QR code or web link is acceptable).
The following guidelines will be in effect for the paper selection process:
- Submit one electronic copy (either as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file) of an abstract (3-page maximum including references), in 12-point font, single-spaced, for use in the selection process. The abstract should deal with each of the following when applicable: (a) purpose(s) of the research; (b) theoretical framework or background for the research; (c) methods, techniques, or modes of inquiry; (d) data sources of evidence; (e) results; (f) conclusions; (g) importance of the study and recommendations for future research.
- The author’s name, institutional affiliation, and address (including email) should appear only on a separate cover page.
- Papers submitted for the conference must comply with the “Code of Ethics” published in each issue of the Journal of Research in Music Education.
- Submissions must be submitted by November 1, 2022.
A qualified panel of reviewers will read the abstracts submitted. Notification will be mailed by December 15, 2022. Abstracts will not be returned.
Proposals are due by 11:59 PM (PDT), NOVEMBER 1, 2022
For Accepted Presenters:
DUE BY JANUARY 15: Session Notes (link will be emailed), Register
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 inquiries (pictures, biographies, agreements, handouts) should be addressed to the Administrative Coordinator, Colleen Graves.