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September 16th, 2023 - Share Session
Price: Free
If you are interested in signing up to present at the share session please click the below.

October 14th, 2023 - Kristine McDonald
Price: Refer to the table below.
Topic: Infusing Our Passions with the Schulwerk
                         Connect with students and teach content simultaneously through                                 c
urated music activities that share your passions.

                         We will explore these concepts with an emphasis on movement and                             tubano playing (two of Kristine's favorite things in the music room).

Kristine McDonald is an experienced K-4 music educator currently teaching in Belton, MO (this is year 30!). Driven by her love for children and music, Kristine explores the Schulwerk through the use of stories and connects them to playful music making opportunities in the classroom.Kristine took all 3 of her levels at Baker University in Baldwin, KS and completed her certification in 2015. Since then she has continued her study of the Schulwerk by taking several Master Classes and participating in the ACEMM online music education book studies.

February 3rd, 2024 - James Allen
Price: Refer to the table below.
Topic: Come Together as One as we Move, Create, and Drum!

March 2nd, 2024 - Russell Nadel
Price: Please refer to the table below.
Topic: TBD

                                      Russell Nadel holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Music Composition and a                                          Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.                                              Performers, ensembles, and educational organizations from around the United States                                    and Canada have commissioned and premiered his original works, and recordings of his                                compositions can be found on four commercial CDs.   Some of his vocal and choral                                        works are published by Hal Leonard and Transcontinental Music Publications.  He has                                    also received numerous composition awards, including the Ben Steinberg Guild of                                          Temple Musicians Young Composer’s Award (twice), prizes from the Mu Phi Epsilon                                        Fraternity, and the Ruth Boshkoff Composition Prize.

Mr. Nadel is a certified Orff Schulwerk educator and an AOSA-approved Teacher Educator, and  is in demand as a workshop clinician and teacher trainer around the United States.  He is the Middle School Music Specialist at The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia.  See his website for more information, upcoming events, sound and score excerpts, and original music and resources for classroom music teachers:

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