Maryland United Specialists in Kodály is providing two more workshops this academic year. Please be sure to join us on Saturday, January 13, 2018 for More Than Music, which will be co-hosted by the American Kodály Institute. This workshop will feature presentations from faculty, graduates, and current students from AKI and will highlight the philosophy, pedagogy, and quality repertoire that create the foundation for a successful Kodály music education.
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