Congratulations to the next President of NWKE: Heidi McIlroy!
|Heidi McIlroy, OAKE Western II Regional Representative, former NWKE secretary, NWKE President Elect 2018-2019; President 2019-2021; Past President 2021-2022
Heidi: I am thrilled to be the next NWKE president. I served on the NWKE board as secretary from 2012-2014. In 2015, I started my term as Western Division Representative for the National OAKE board. During this time, I was pleased to see how well regarded and strong the NWKE chapter is on the national level. My goals as president are to continue serving our members and building on the momentum that’s been created over the last five years. I would like to work on continuing to expand our membership and work closely with the Levels program to encourage members to take and complete their levels. I would also like to support young teachers and bring them to the Kodály fold with a focus on student teachers and college students. “Only the best is good enough for a child” has always been one of my favorite Kodály quotes and I want to pass that on to the next generation of teachers so that our next generation of students grow up with the best music education possible.
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.
Register now at Brown Paper Tickets!
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)