6th Annual WA-ACDA & NWKE Choral Workshop

Seeing Yourself in the Music:

Global Traditions with Melyssa Stone and Choir Favorites with Sarra Sharif

           The verdict is in, and students are more engaged when they can connect to the music that they’re singing. Please join us for our 6th Annual joint workshop between NWKE and WA-ACDA with powerhouse clinicians, Sarra Sharif and Melyssa Stone.
           Sarra will spend Friday evening taking us through the paces with balanced choral warm-ups, tried and true musicianship activities and then leading a reading session of some of her favorite middle-school-chorister favorites. On Saturday, Melyssa will be focusing on music from around the world, specifically designed to help your students from out-of-US heritage connect to the music while helping your born-and-bred-US choristers learn about other cultures and music all at the same time. She will also be infusing various musicianship building, brain break and choral activities throughout the day.
            If you teach elementary or middle school choir, this is a can’t-miss workshop for you! Walk away with 19 new octavos, ideas to start using immediately with your choir and a revitalized spirit to keep doing the amazing work that you do. Clock hours will be available.


January 12 & 13, 2018; 6:00 pm to 9:00pm and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Seattle Pacific University; Nickerson Studios; 304 Nickerson St.

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Walk-in prices (pre-register to get a lower price)
Both days: $105 ($85 for members)
Saturday only: $90 ($70 for members)
Friday only: $45 ($35 for members)
Students $15 (full-time pre-service students only)


March workshop: Sing, Play, Move, Create, Think!

We are Musicians. Let’s Sing, Play, Move, Create and Think!
Featuring Maree Hennessy from Holy Names University
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Picture of Maree Hennessy

  • Songs, games, repertoire and activities to develop holistic musicianship and whole musicians –for elementary and middle school music educators.
  • Learn tips and tricks to encourage musical thinking, creativity and higher order thinking.
  • Learn new songs and games (and a new twist on some old favorites) – including material from Australia!

The NWKE Spring Membership will be during lunch. Box lunches from NU will be available for pre-purchase.

March 3, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Northwest University; Kirkland, WA

Pre-register rates:
$55 for Members (includes box lunch), $70 for Non-members, $10 for Students (pre-service undergrad only)

Walk-in rates: $65 for Members, $80 for Non-members, $20 for Students (pre-service undergrad only)
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