Music and Literacy Through the Year

Session 3: Grades K–2

Learn how to utilize music and movement to increase listening, decoding, fluency and other reading and language arts skills. We'll use poems, stories, and activities that relate to seasons and events throughout the year.


Jennifer Purdy

Jennifer Purdy works for BYU and Westminster College as a Professional Development Partner in the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program. In 2018 she was awarded Elementary Music Educator of the Year by the Utah Music Educators Association, and in 2014 she was named Salt Lake School District’s Outstanding Arts Educator of the Year. She specializes in arts curriculum development and integration with classroom core subjects. She has instructed pre-service elementary teachers at Westminster, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and Utah State University. Jen currently teaches a music class as part of the Arts Engage series at Utah Valley University and is an instructor for the graduate-level Arts Integration Endorsement class at BYU. She teaches workshops around the state on how to utilize the arts in elementary school classrooms.