Teaching Children's Choral Music: Bits to Pieces (Unison and simple 2-part music)

Thursday, January 10, 2019
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Tampa Convention Center
Chorus General Music
Grade Levels
Elementary, Middle School
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In this session, the rhythm and pitch elements (bits) in children’s unison and simple 2-part choral octavos will serve as the basis for music reading games and aural skill activities. We’ll learn to extract this material from the score and present it in a way that simultaneously builds musicianship skills and prepares the repertoire (pieces) for performance.

Dr. Angela  Broeker 

University of St. Thomas
Director of Choral Activities

Angela Broeker is Director of Choral Activities at the University of St. Thomas where she conducts three choirs and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in choral conducting, choral literature and choral pedagogy. Dr. Broeker’s choirs have performed at national, regional, and state conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and have toured extensively in Europe, Asia, and South America.

In addition to her university responsibilities, Dr. Broeker serves as guest conductor for honor choirs including the ACDA National Children’s Honor Choir in 2015, honor choirs at the Eastern, Southern, Southwest, North Central and Central Division ACDA regional conferences, National Honor Choirs at
numerous OAKE conferences, and all-state choirs in more than 30 states. International conducting engagements include honor choirs in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, China and the United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Broeker is coauthor of the book Educating Young Singers, published with GIA.

Session Coordinator:
Jennifer LeBlanc

The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.