Date: 7 August 2021
Start time: 9.00am (AEST)
End time: 10.30am (AEST)
Hosted by: Deb Brydon
An exploration of folk song performance style and an investigation of how to use folk songs to teach music literacy in a Kodály-inspired way.
In this virtual workshop, learn some American folk songs and singing games. From that experience, we will identify:
- characteristics of English language folk song performance style and
- some principles of singing with spirit and soul.
From that foundation we will focus attention on classroom applications, from melodic and rhythmic reading to melodic improvisation. The concept of the abstract will be introduced as a mechanism to make the transfer from “real” music making to music reading.
Dr. Jill Trinka is Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in Music Education at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where she teaches methods, musicianship, and American folk music. She holds Kodály Certification as a Ford Foundation Ringer Fellow from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary.
Dr Trinka has taught in Kodály teacher education programs throughout the United States, and served as director of the Kodály Institute of Texas and the Kodály Certificate Program at Portland State University in Portland, OR. She is a Past President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and received their Outstanding Educator Award in 2003. Dr. Trinka plays guitar, dulcimer, autoharp, and banjo and has recorded and written four volumes of folksongs for kids of all ages. She is an author and recording artist for the Silver Burdett and Ginn/Scott Foresman music series textbooks and is a frequent lecturer, clinician, and performer at national, regional, and local conferences and workshops where she presents workshops on such topics ranging from music literacy pedagogy to folk music performance practice.
If you can attend on the day, you will receive a Zoom invitation with the meeting link and password prior to the webinar.
If you cannot attend on the day, please register for the recording only and you will be emailed the link and the certificate within 7 days after the event.