This image is a picture of the Spiritus Award given to NWKE by Washington State ACDA for our significant contribution to choral music in Washington State. The award is a glass prism with an angled top that has a wavy texture. The text on the award reads "2018 Washington State ACDA Spiritus Award - Northwest Kodály Educators - American Choral Directors Association."

Summer News Blast

We have a lot of exciting news to share from March through August!

March: NWKE Elections

Elections were held at our spring workshop with Maree Hennessy. We elected two Members-at-Large, Kassey Castro and Kaity Cassio Igari, and some committee chair positions, with Robyn Clapper as our new Hospitality Chair, and Shelby Leyland as our new Membership Chair.

July: Woskrhops Announced, Scholarship Recipients Announced, Treasurer Update, and Spiritus Award!

Our workshops were announced via email list on July 10. We are very excited to host 5 workshops this year, including presenters Dr. Susan Brumfield, Dr. Angie Broeker, and Juliana Cantarelli Vita, plus our chapter sharing with make and take, and our annual Introduction to Kodály Methodology workshop. For more information, visit our Workshops page.

We announced the recipients of our annual Levels Scholarship. Congratulations to Kassey Castro, Keiko Espiau, Elyse Evans Kircher, and Drew Olsen, who received scholarships from NWKE to attend a Levels program!

Melanie Shaw announced that her family would be moving to Ohio, so she would not be able to serve as treasurer this year. Kevin Proudfoot was appointed treasurer at our June board meeting, which was announced to our membership in an early July email. We wish Melanie the best in her new home, and are pleased to welcome Kevin to the board!

This image is a picture of the Spiritus Award given to NWKE by Washington State ACDA for our significant contribution to choral music in Washington State. The award is a glass prism with an angled top that has a wavy texture. The text on the award reads "2018 Washington State ACDA Spiritus Award - Northwest Kodály Educators - American Choral Directors Association."
The 2018 Spiritus Award presented to NWKE from WA-ACDA

Also in July, the Washington State chapter of ACDA honored NWKE with this beautiful award for our work providing an annual choral workshop. The Spiritus Award exists to honor an individual, business, or organization who/which has made a significant contribution to choral music in Washington State.

August: New Website Design

The last piece of news: our website looks a little different! We have made some changes that will hopefully make this website easier for members to use. One of the changes includes the way we will use the blog part of our website. Moving forward, this blog will be used to post news items, and we will use static pages for items like workshops. Please let us know if you see anything on our website that needs correcting, or could be made more user-friendly.

Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you at a workshop soon!