KODÁLY TEACHER TRAINING AT MASON
For Music Educators
FACULTY / INSTRUCTORS
The Kodály program faculty at George Mason University enjoy a recognized and respected reputation in the field of Kodály studies:
Robbin Marcus currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia and is the director of the summer Kodaly program at George Mason. Additionally, she teaches in the Kodaly summer course at Webster University, and is an ATI certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Marcus recently retired after twenty-five years as the lower school music specialist at St. Paul's School in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a well-known traditional dance leader and an advocate for accurate performance styles in the music classroom. She has conducted numerous Kodaly-based workshops at Organization of American Kodaly Educators national conferences and local workshops throughout the country. Marcus served on the faculties of the American Kodaly Institute at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Children's Chorus of Maryland.
Visit Robbin Marcus' personal website: http://www.robbinlmarcus.com/
Ivy Rawlins Ward
Ivy Rawlins has a diploma from the Kodaly Musical Training Institute. She has taught vocal music in the public schools of Washington, D.C., Boston, Hartford, and Baltimore. As a faculty member of the Kodaly Musical Training Institute, Holy Names College, and the Harrt College of Music she taught methodology, materials, and solfege, and supervised student teachers. She is a co-author of the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill basic series Share the Music and Spotlight on Music. Ivy has given numerous workshops throughout the United States and has been a clinician in Australia and Canada. She specializes in American folk music, especially African American children's songs and singing games.
Vicki Dohrmann is certified in Orff and Kodaly and completed 3 levels of Choral Music Experience with Doreen Rao in Toronto. She studied at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, and attended Orff workshops in Vienna and Choral Music Institute in London. Dohrmann taught music for 29 years in Jefferson County, Missouri and was the Associate Director of the St. Louis Children's Choir from 1990-1999. She is the Artistic Director of Young Voices Northwest from 2002-present and teaches at the Kodaly Certification Course at Webster University, where she also teaches Elementary Music Methods classes.
Visit Vicki Dohrmann's "Kodaly Klips" website: http://kodalyklips.com/
Caroline Crocker is the Director of Education for the Fairfax Choral Society, as well as Director of Lyric and Treble choirs for this organization. While teaching public school music in Fairfax County, Virginia, Mrs. Crocker specializes in Kodály-based music education, focusing on quality literature, proper singing technique, and the musician in every child. Her choirs have sung at Carnegie Hall, the U.S. Capital, Jamestown, Virginia, and for numerous music education conferences. She frequently guests conducts choir festivals in Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio. Mrs. Crocker has served with the American Kodály Institute as Adjunct Professor of Graduate Conducting at Loyola University Maryland, and with Children’s Chorus of Maryland as Satellite Program Director and musicianship teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education in Instrumental music from James Madison University and a Master of Arts in Music Education in Choral Studies from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. In addition to Kodály study, Mrs. Crocker is educated in the Dalcroze and Orff philosophies of music education. Mrs. Crocker is a past national board member of the Organization of American Kodály Educators, as well as Virginia state president.
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