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¡Viva La Música!

Friday, January 14, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tampa Convention Center
Elementary General Music
Grade Levels
Sponsored By
¡Viva la Música!


This session will provide lesson ideas based on a selection of diverse Hispanic authors, children’s literature, Latin American music genres. These will include activities for the general music classroom combining Orff & Kodály approaches!

Anielka Silva-Berrios 

Shawnee Mission School District
Music Teacher

Anielka Silva-Berrios is currently teaching K-6th grade general music at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Lenexa, KS, where she also directs the 5th-6th grade choir. Prior to teaching in Kansas, Mrs. Silva-Berrios taught K-5th grade general music in Kissimmee, FL for seven years. Her passion and dedication for teaching music is evident through the appreciation and love of music shown by her students. Anielka earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance from the University of Central Florida. She earned a Master’s degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Kodály from the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. While at Hartt, she earned all levels of Kodály Certifications with John Feierabend. certifications in “First Steps in Music,” and “Conversational Solfege.” Mrs. Silva-Berrios also completed her Orff Schülwerk certification at the University of Memphis. As such, Anielka has embraced a philosophy that incorporates a blend of both Orff and Kodály!

Session Coordinator:
Ms Pauline Latorre

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