This activity-based workshop will focus on developing musical literacy and musicianship in the K-12 music classroom/rehearsal. Music educators will learn practical and positive ideas and techniques for cultivating music reading, audiation, dictation, elementary composition, musical memory and aural skills. Participants will explore how we ‘learn music’, be given specific techniques for developing reading readiness and tonal, rhythmic and melodic literacy, and be presented with teaching strategies and techniques for integrating and applying reading skills to choral literature.
Materials and teaching strategies will illustrate how the National Music Standards can be put into action in the music classroom. Music teachers at all levels will find this workshop highly beneficial for their students and for their own teaching. The workshop is designed to be beneficial for those who completed last year’s course as well as for those attending their first workshop with Dr. Krueger.
Carol Krueger is the Director of Choral Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Valdosta State University.
A native of Wisconsin, Krueger received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and both an M.M and D.M.A. in Choral conducting from the University of Miami.
An active clinician adjudicator and guest conductor, Krueger has most recently conducted festivals and honor choirs at the collegiate, high school and middle school levels in Louisiana, Idaho, New Hampshire, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Washington, Georgia, South Carolina, Kansas, North Dakota, and North Carolina. In December 2005, Dr. Krueger conducted multiple performances of Epcot’s Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir Program.
Krueger has presented interest sessions at the American Choral Directors National Convention in New York, the OAKE National convention in Charlotte, the ACDA Southern Division Conventions in Nashville and Louisville, and the Southern Division MENC Convention in Charleston as well as interest sessions or workshops in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania Maine, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, and South Carolina. Krueger is also widely recognized for her work with music literacy. Oxford University Press publishes her book, Progressive Sight Singing.
Participants will be able to register for one renewal credit through AEA 1 for $85 or one graduate credit through Viterbo University for $110. Registration will be available on the first day of the workshop.
Air-conditioned rooms will be available July 9, 10, 11 in Farwell or Towers; linens included. Please contact Jill Wilson if you're interested in staying on campus.
Room costs are as follows: