Maryland United Specialists in Kodály is very excited to announce several new board members are joining the team! As we grow, our chapter continues to take pride in providing Maryland educators with top notch professional development. Our newest leaders will continue to ensure that our workshops meet the educational needs of our members, and most importantly, the needs of the children we educate.
Please join us in welcoming our incoming Vice President, Amy DeLoriea from Montgomery County Public Schools, our Secretary, Rachel Tanenblatt, creator of Music with Mrs. Tanenblatt, and Member-at-Large, Stephanie Lichtenberger, from Frederick County Public Schools. Welcome aboard!
The 2017-18 workshop year is off to a vivacious start here in Maryland! We began our workshop series with Culturally Responsive Kodály, led by Lauren McDougle. Nearly 70 teachers were in attendance, and we are grateful for the complimentary breakfast provided by Loyola University Maryland and the American Kodály Institute. All attendees were provided with information, directions, and notation for forty songs, games, and dances from across the globe! We sang in multiple languages, learned about a variety of cultures and traditions, and discovered new and exciting activities that engage and nurture growing musicians. In the picture below, you can see attendees are "linked up" to play Sei, Sei, Sei, a Japanese Rock, Paper, Scissors song and game.
Lastly, don’t forget to register for our May 5, 2018 workshop, Wrap It Up: Great End of the Year Ideas. We’ve got a great day planned, filled with tried and true activities to help you and your students end the year on a high note, pun intended! Have a great school year, Kodály friends!
Current Board Members
Lauren McDougle, President