7th Annual Joint Workshop with WA-ACDA
Teaching Musicianship Skills Through Choral Repertoire:
Featuring Dr. Angela Broeker
Friday, January 18, 2019 | 6:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 9:00AM-3:00PM
Nickerson Studios, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle WA
Workshop Description: The Bridge to Somewhere:
Though many of us spend time teaching sight-singing at the beginning of our choir rehearsals,
choristers are not always able to see how the skills they build during this time impact the
learning of their choral repertoire. In this session, the musical material in choral octavos will
serve as the basis for music reading activities. We’ll extract this material from the score (“the way in”) and present it in a way that simultaneously builds reading skills and prepares repertoire for concert or worship.
Dr. Angela Broeker is Director of Choral Activities at the University of St. Thomas. In addition to her university responsibilities, Dr. Broeker presents for national, regional, and state conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Organization of American Kodály Educators, and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. She serves as guest conductor for all-state, regional and national honor choirs including multiple OAKE conferences. International conducting engagements include honor choirs in Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Qingdao, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Dubai.
Her research interests include authentic, respectful performance of music from diverse cultures as well as the exploration of varied vocal colors that are possible with this repertoire. She serves on the National ACDA Committee for Diversity Initiatives and the ACDA-MN 20/20 committee. She has had written articles for the Choral Journal, Music Educators Journal, the NAfME Spotlight on Teaching Chorus, as well as many local and regional music publications. The book she coauthored with Mary Goetze and Ruth Boshkoff, Educating Young Singers, is published with GIA.
Other Upcoming Workshops
Culture Bearer Workshop Featuring:
Dr. Marisol Berríos-Miranda and Juliana Cantarelli Vita
Saturday, March 2, 2018 | 9:00AM-3:00PM
Campbell Hill Elementary School, Seattle, WA
OAKE National Conference
March 21-24, 2019
Introduction to Kodály Methodology
Saturday, April 27, 2018 | 9:00AM-3:00PM
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA
For information on past workshops, check out The NWKE Historian.