In case you missed the news, this summer, MUSIK fondly bid farewell to Laura Miller, our Member-At-Large, as she took on new and exciting life adventures, including being a wonderful grandmother! We are pleased to welcome two new board members joining us this year. Christopher Dean, a banjo aficionado and fine arts director for a DC charter school, is our new President-elect. We are also glad to have Lucia Shaefer joining as Treasurer, and she hails from Prince George's County Public Schools and is a frequent clinician and presenter throughout the region. She's presenting at the NAfME National In-Service in a few days, so be sure to check out her session if you're attending!
And last but not least in news and updates, the Music for Everyone workshop will be held January 28th at Loyola University Maryland from 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. MUSIK is excited to have Dr. James Bowyer from Indiana University South Bend flying in for a three hour session on choral pedagogy and repertoire. In the afternoon, Jill Beck, Haley Holden, and Carrie Marsh, all students from the American Kodály Institute, will share their favorite tips, tricks, and activities for the classroom. We’re grateful to Loyola University Maryland for hosting this winter workshop and providing a complimentary breakfast and lunch to attendees. If you’re in the area, we’d love to have you join us!