What’s in a Name?: Beware the Beat!
Session 1: Grades K-3
Dance, visual art and drama are essential parts of nurturing the innate musicality in children. See how these subjects interact as you participate in brain-compatible strategies that meet National Music Standards. A healthy dose of literacy will be woven throughout the experiences.
American History Through Song
Session 2: Grades 2-6
What can we learn about the people in history by singing the songs they sang? Songs of the times give insight into the values and perspective of the people in relation to the political climate and culture of the day. Bring history to life through the words and music of folk songs.
Susan Kenney is music education professor emerita and founding director of the Young Musicians Academy Preschool at Brigham Young University. She served as National Chair of MENC's Society for General Music and Elementary Vice-President of the Utah Music Educators Association (UMEA). Before teaching music, she taught eight years as a public school classroom teacher in Granite School District. Professor Kenney has presented workshops across the United States and in Russia, Ukraine, China, Italy and Greece. Her articles and chapters in books focus on children’s music-making Pre-K through grade six.