Frank Gallo, Chair of the Master of Music in Music Education – Kodály Emphasis program at Holy Family College, will be the guest conductor of the National Chamber Choir at the upcoming OAKE National Conference in Portland, OR in March of 2020. Join Frank for a discussion involving accessible repertoire composed by notable contemporary 21st century composers. Frank will highlight pieces for the elementary, middle, and high school levels and share guidelines for repertoire selection.
The Kodály approach to teaching music supports the conviction that each person is innately musical and that music is “a spiritual food for which there was no other substitute.” This approach teaches the entire person through singing, movement, hand signals, and using the songs of the people (local songs) to move their hearts.
The Kodály method uses that unique tool of music to help each student touch those regions of the soul with “the deep experience of happiness in music.”
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Welcome
10:10 a.m. Campus Tour
10:50 a.m. Everything You Need To Know about us!
11:30 a.m. Mini Class with a Professor
12:00 p.m. Lunch
The Kodály program at Holy Family College is one of the first programs of its kind in the United States. We have national and international experts come to teach. Our alumni represent multiple states and foreign countries.
The main focus of this program is to build an active community of educators, trainers, and researchers in the field of music education, which might generate in the future further activities focused on early music education and application of music in various areas.
Historically, alumni go on to become teachers or music supervisors in preschool through college music training programs in more than 20 states as well as internationally.
Various degree and non-degree programs are offered and taught by the best music educators in the country. Students come from around the world in order to pursue graduate coursework in the following programs:
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