Teaching Artistically in the Elementary Grades

Friday, January 11, 2019
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Tampa Convention Center
Audience Participation
General Music Elementary
Grade Levels
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Teaching is an art just as much as music is an art. In this session, participants will learn how to bring their own artistry into the classroom via techniques found in both the Kodály and Orff approaches. The importance of teachers’ musicality will be emphasized and enhanced through experiences including exploratory engagement with music, presenting notation and other concepts, practicing known concepts, and creating new musical works.

Dr. Megan M. Sheridan 

Univ of Florida
Assistant Professor of Music Education

Dr. Megan M. Sheridan is an assistant professor of music education at the University of Florida, where she teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate music education. She has taught elementary general music in public and private schools. Dr. Sheridan is Kodály certified and currently serves as chair of the National Conference Choir Committee for the Organization of American Kodály Educators. Additionally, she has completed Orff Schulwerk Level II training. Her research interests include pedagogical practices in general music, children’s vocal development, music for children with special needs, and qualitative research methods. She frequently presents her research and gives workshops at schools and conferences in the United States and abroad.

Session Coordinator:
Lee Gavlick

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.