Workshop Descriptions

Discovering Sound in Science (4-6)

Come and learn to integrate music into upper grade science curriculum in ways that are interesting and fun for the students. We will use the scientific method to discover how sound is made on various instruments and explore different ways to measure sound. We will also use musical form and composition to teach and reinforce grade-level science concepts.

Josh Roberts

Joshua Roberts graduated from Utah State University in 2012 with a major in Music Education and a K-6 endorsement. He is currently the Beverley Taylor Sorenson music specialist for Jordan School District. In this role he has taught at nine elementary schools and conducted multiple professional development sessions for the district's DARTs team. In his spare time he enjoys gardening and serves as an oboist for Salt Lake Symphonic Winds.?

Deborah Hanson

Deborah Hanson is currently a fifth grade teacher at Fox Hollow Elementary. She has taught every grade and was also the facilitator for preservice teachers for a number of years. She has been a reading specialist and an art specialist at different elementary schools and currently has a portfolio of art history/visual art lessons available for use with Grades 1-6. Deborah believes in and teaches with a quotation from Einstein in her mind: "Creativity is imagination having fun!"