Upcoming Workshops

Saturday, October 3, 2020 (10am-12pm CST):
Brandi Waller-Pace, “Decolonizing and Antiracist Approaches in the Music Classroom.”
Registration can be found here.

Direct conversations surrounding race and marginalization of Black, Brown, Indigenous and Asian (BBIA) people are not common in our training as music educators. Attendees will gain foundational knowledge about concepts of decolonization and anti-racism in music education, and ways to question traditional educational structures and address systemic issues that affect students and peers. Waller-Pace will facilitate dialogue, answer questions, and assist educators in strategizing to apply these concepts to their practice.Brandi Waller-Pace is the Founder and Executive Director of Decolonizing the Music Room. She earned a BM and MM in Jazz Studies from Howard University and is pursuing a PhD in Music Education at the University of North Texas. She taught elementary music in Fort Worth, Texas for 10 years, and continues to serve on her district’s Racial Equity Committee. She has completed full Orff Schulwerk certification, Kodály I, and Music Learning Theory I & II. An active musician, she performs primarily jazz and early American roots music, which she also incorporates into her work as a presenter.

**NOTE ABOUT ONLINE WORKSHOP: Thanks to the University of St. Thomas sponsoring our workshops this, this workshop is free of charge. We will be sending out the online link to get to the workshop the evening before the workshop to the e-mail address you provide. Please do not provide this link to anyone who is not registered. 

Saturday, April 24, 2021 (9am-1pm):
Marla Butke, “Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the Kodály-Inspired Music Room.”
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.
Registration can be found here.

This session will allow participants to experience the core components of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. The Dalcroze approach can be effectively blended with the Kodály philosophy to enhance the preparation and practice stages of musical concept learning. Movement activities focusing on rhythmic integrity and expressiveness will be presented. Folk song applications, assessment, piano improvisation, space limitations, and classroom management issues will also be addressed.