Summer Study Scholarships

NW Kodaly is currently accepting scholarship applications for summer levels training. Check out the download for more information:

NKE Scholarship Application 2017

Applications are due May 12.

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April workshop: Introduction to Kodály Methodology

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Saturday April 29, 2017: 9am-3pm

Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

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We have three amazing past-presidents of Northwest Kodály Educators: Lucinda Dalrymple (also current Western Division President of OAKE), Kelly Foster Griffin (also Past-President of OAKE) and Megan Oberfield lined up to share fun songs, games, activities and pedagogical techniques that are sure to inspire magic in your classroom as we approach the end of the school year.  There will also be a LIVE student demonstration where you can watch expert teachers implement their material in real life situations.  Make sure you save the date for this wonderful day of music making and joy in late spring.

Special Reduced Registration is $25 in advance, or $35 the day of the workshop. You can pre-register by clicking here, up to 24 hours before the workshop. If you are a pre-service student who is not yet a certificated teacher, you can attend for free with a student ID and NKE student membership (free).

Pacific Lutheran University (building & room # TBA)
12180 Park Avenue S. Tacoma, WA 98447

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March Workshop: Assessment & Tech w/ Ms. Miracle in Kirkland

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Saturday March 4th9am – 4pm*
Northwest University; Kirkland, WA
Lunch provided for NKE members!
 Using singing games, manipulatives, and musical activities, attendees will explore various ways to nurture students’ musical growth through assessment. This workshop will include formative and summative assessment strategies, with ideas for integrating technology to create and implement those assessments.  Centers in the music classroom will also be explored, showing how both assessment and technology can be integrated into this lesson model. Additionally, teachers will learn about how to save time with technology, and will walk away from the workshop with ideas that will work–whether their classrooms have access to one iPhone or 25 iPads!
Aileen Miracle teaches general music in the Olentangy Local School District in Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University in 1999, and her Master of Music in Music Education with a Kodály emphasis from Capital University in 2003.  Aileen serves as Past President of the Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America, serves on the Technology Task Force for the Organization of American Kodály Educators, and was the National Program Chair for the 2015 OAKE conference. In 2016, she was awarded Cheshire Elementary’s “Teacher of the Year.” She has taught Methodology and Folk Song Research for the Kodály Programs at Colorado State University and DePaul University, and presents workshops across the nation.
Want to know more about our amazing presenter? Check out her Blog and Youtube Channel


*We will be holding our Annual Spring Membership Meeting from 12:00-1:00 during lunch. Lunch will be provided (included) for NKE Members. Non-members & students that would like to attend the meeting can purchace a lunch for $10 when registering. Box lunches are sold out.
Northwest University
Walk-in prices (for those that don’t pre-register)
Members: $65 (limited box lunches available)
Non-Members: $80
Students: $20
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