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Katie Wardrobe: Teach Me Your Ways – Part Two | S01E17



In Part 2 of Missy and Chris Anne Powers’ interview with Katie Wardrobe of Midnight Music. Chris gets a chance to ask her questions about using tech in the music classroom, including what Katie thinks are the “must haves” for tech in the music room.

Katie Wardrobe is a music technology trainer, consultant, blogger and podcaster who is passionate about helping music teachers through her business Midnight Music (www.midnightmusic.com.au). She runs hands-on workshops, presents regularly at conferences in Australia and overseas and she offers online training and support to music teachers all over the world. Katie’s workshops and courses focus on incorporating technology into the music curriculum and practical tips for resource creation and productivity.

Katie has been a Keynote speaker at the Australian Society for Music Education National Conference, the Music Education New Zealand National Conference and the ACT Music Educators Network Conference.

Her online music technology professional development learning space – the Midnight Music Community – was launched in 2016 and has hundreds of members from around the world. She also runs a series of free webinars once a month which have been attended by more than 20,000 teachers in 2020 alone.

Katie is the author of the keyboard and technology program for middle school students titled Studio Sessions (published by MusicEDU) and she publishes a popular annual guide called the Ultimate Guide To Free Music Tech Resources on the Midnight Music blog. Katie is also the host of the Music Tech Teacher podcast which was launched in early 2017 and has more than 125 episodes.

Some of the resources Katie mentions in this episode:

Katie Wardrobe: Teach Me Your Ways – Part One | S01E16



 

Missy once again complains about her very up and (mostly) down relationship with technology to the queen of tech, Katie Wardrobe of Midnight Music. In Part One of the conversation, in which they are joined by FAME Teacher Trainer and Midnight Music fangirl, Chris Anne Powers, the ladies talk about the stressors involved with trying to utilize tech and what to do when things go wrong.

Katie Wardrobe is a music technology trainer, consultant, blogger and podcaster who is passionate about helping music teachers through her business Midnight Music (www.midnightmusic.com.au). She runs hands-on workshops, presents regularly at conferences in Australia and overseas and she offers online training and support to music teachers all over the world. Katie’s workshops and courses focus on incorporating technology into the music curriculum and practical tips for resource creation and productivity.

Katie has been a Keynote speaker at the Australian Society for Music Education National Conference, the Music Education New Zealand National Conference and the ACT Music Educators Network Conference.

Her online music technology professional development learning space – the Midnight Music Community – was launched in 2016 and has hundreds of members from around the world. She also runs a series of free webinars once a month which have been attended by more than 20,000 teachers in 2020 alone.

Katie is the author of the keyboard and technology program for middle school students titled Studio Sessions (published by MusicEDU) and she publishes a popular annual guide called the Ultimate Guide To Free Music Tech Resources on the Midnight Music blog. Katie is also the host of the Music Tech Teacher podcast which was launched in early 2017 and has more than 125 episodes.

From the Episode:

Midnight Music: http://midnightmusic.com.au/
Video Creation for Music Teachers online course https://midnightmusic.com.au/vcmt/
Create Beautiful Teaching Resources Fast (with Canva) online course https://midnightmusic.com.au/cbtr-enroll/


Tiffany Barry: Filipino Songs & Culture in the Music Room | S01E15



 

Are you seeking ways to better represent all students in your classroom, or looking for some great and engaging repertoire to use during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month as well as all year long? Tune in to hear Missy chat with author and teacher Tiffany Unarce Barry about her new song collection, “Songs of the Sun”, a song collection featuring music and activities from her own cultural heritage as a Filipina.

Tiffany Unarce Barry taught general music, ukulele, choir, orchestra, and band for 14 years in the California public school system. She completed Orff Schulwerk certification through the San Francisco International Orff Course and received her bachelor’s, teaching credential, and master’s degrees from the School of Music and Dance at San Jose State University (SJSU). Mrs. Barry is a performer, presenter, and published author. She is also an adjunct professor in
Music Education at SJSU, currently serving as the administrative coordinator of the Three-Summer Master in Music Education Program and the course director of the Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training.

 

 

 

 

Resources mentioned in the episode:

Tiffany’s book: https://www.beatinpathpublications.com/TBarry/home.html

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Website for Aimee Curtis Pfizner: https://ofortunaorff.blogspot.com/

Instagram: @barrutiff


Miriam Capellan: Using an Equity Lens in the FAME-Friendly Classroom | S01E14



 

White teachers looking for authentic, sustainable ways to create equitable classrooms for all students, especially BIPOC students, will benefit from this conversation between Miriam and Missy, 2 teachers who have been part of the FAME community for many years. They talk about creating safe spaces for students who need so much more than just musical guidance, as well as the necessary discomfort of confronting systemic racism, implicit bias, and white supremacy personally and professionally.

Miriam Capellan is a PreK-5 vocal/general music teacher in Arlington, Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s in music education from Boston University, a master’s degree in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University, and is currently working towards a second master’s in music education with a Kodály emphasis. Miriam has been a vocal music specialist since 2001, teaching in Massachusetts, Maryland, and now Virginia. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and a Kennedy Center Changing Education through the Arts (CETA) certified educator. Miriam is a board member for the Virginia Organization of Kodály Educators, a member-at-large of the National Association for Music Educations (NAfME) Composition Council, and a member of the choral committee and media committee for the Feierabend Association. She is active on Twitter using the handle @choralmiriam. She loves figs, reading with her three children, and contra-dancing.

Resources mentioned in the episode:

More resources recommended by Miriam:

Best classical music podcast ever! The Daffodil Perspective

Scott Edgar: Social Emotional Learning in the Music Room | S01E13



 

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is something on the lips of many educators. For those who aren’t yet familiar with it, Dr. Scott Edgar, author of Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: the Heart of Teaching, joins Missy to talk about what SEL is and why it has found such a natural home in music education.

Dr. Scott N. Edgar is Associate Professor of Music, Music Education Chair, and Director of Bands atLake Forest College. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Music Education from the University of Michigan, his Masters degree in Education from the University of Dayton, and his Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Bowling Green State University. Prior to his work in higher education he taught K-12 music in Ohio and Michigan. Dr. Edgar is the author of Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music and is an internationally sought-after clinician on the topic. Dr. Edgar serves as Director of Practice and Research for The Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning. In addition to clinics, he also teaches graduate courses on Musical Social Emotional Learning at VanderCook College of Music. Dr. Edgar is a Music for All Educational Consultant, a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician, and VH1 Save the Music Foundation Educational Consultant. He enjoys grilling, exercising, and spending time with his wife Steph, their son Nathan, and their cats Elsa and Wolfie.

 

New book (and a link for the free download of Darlene Machacon’s chapter): https://giamusic.com/store/mesel


Amy Burns: Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | S01E12



 

Music Ed Tech guru, author, and elementary music teacher Amy Burns talks to Missy about Missy’s arch-nemesis, technology. Tune in to hear about ways Amy is using technology to forward instruction in her classroom!

Amy has taught PreK-grade 4 general music for over 20 years at Far Hills Country Day School. She has authored four books on how to integrate tech into the elementary music classroom. She has presented many sessions on the topic, including four keynote addresses in TX, IN, St. Maarten, and AU. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year, 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher, 2016 Governor’s Leader in Arts Education, and the 2017 NJ Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year Awards. Her most recent publication, Using Technology with Elementary Music Approaches (2020), published by Oxford University Press (OUP) is available from OUP and Amazon.

Amy’s YouTube Videos https://www.youtube.com/c/awillisburns 

Katie Wardrobe Download notation library https://midnightmusic.com.au/2013/06/the-big-free-music-notation-image-library/

Rhythm Randomizer https://www.rhythmrandomizer.com/

David Row Nearpod episode: https://makemomentsmatter.org/cool_timeline/musical-mondays-replay-5-tech-tips-for-digital-lesson-adaptation/

Aileen Miracle Blog: https://www.mrsmiraclesmusicroom.com/

Glennis Patterson https://twitter.com/glennispatt?lang=en

Ardith Collins http://www.neaosa.org/ardith-collins.html

Cherie Herring http://www.cphmusic.net/


David Rankine: Finding the Positive in the Pandemic | S01E11



 

David Rankine is a dual-endorsed Teacher Trainer with the FAME organization and he comes on the podcast to chat with Missy about how things have been going for him up in Canada during COVID. He also talks about his brand new series, Mr. Rankine’s Musical Cabin with GIA Publications!

A native of Elora, Ontario, Canada, David Rankine has been teaching music in Kingston area schools, community organizations, and historic sites for more than 20 years. A Kindergarten teacher for 8 years before becoming a Music Specialist, David completed his Honours Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University where he was an apprentice conductor with Dr. Mark Sirett, and his Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University where he received the L.W. Copp Teaching Award.David is a former Drum Major and Company Captain of the Fort Henry Guard where he received the Colonel Truman Crawford Cup, USMC, for Excellence in Music. A recipient of several scholarships from the Royal Canadian College of Organists, David has both Piano and Organ certifications from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and is also a Church Organist and Music Director, as well as the former Organist for the Kingston Frontenacs OHL Hockey Franchise.

David is a Certified Teacher Trainer in First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege, co-presented with Dr. Feierabend at the 2018 OMEA Conference, and hosted Canada’s premier First Steps in Music Course in Kingston in 2018. In addition to his classroom work, he has received numerous grants and donations under the umbrella of ‘Building Community Through Music.’ Surmounting his belief that to build community one must go into the community, these proceeds have enabled more than 800 K-6 students to annually take part in and host Folk Festivals, May Day Festivals, and Family Folk Dances all based on the First Steps in Music curriculum to help create a more Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful society.

David lives in a forest just north of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children, Eva and George.

Mr. Rankine’s Music Cabin: https://www.giamusic.com/store/musiccabin

 


Loneka Battiste: Confronting the Colorblind Fallacy | S01E10



 

Dr. Loneka Battiste, Assistant Professor of Music Ed at the University of Tennessee, describes the importance of seeing, acknowledging, and connecting with every student in your classroom and the disequilibrium she herself experienced as she came to this realization in her first years as a teacher.

Loneka Battiste is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Drawing on 12 years of experience teaching children in school and community settings, she now teaches elementary general and middle school choral methods and graduate courses in music education. She has presented several papers and sessions at local, national, and international conferences and symposia and is a frequent clinician and guest conductor for elementary, middle school, and community choirs. She currently serves as Music Education Representative for the Southern Region of the College Music Society and on the Council for the Tennessee Music Education Association as the Society for Music Teacher Education Representative and Research Chair. She has also served in various leadership positions in the Society for Ethnomusicology, including Co-Chair of the Education Section, Co-Chair of the Crossroads Section, and Co-Chair of the Gertrude Robinson Network of Scholars.

In 2019, she completed a Fulbright Fellowship at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil and studied coco, a musical tradition of the Brazilian northeast, in the Xambá community of Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil. While in Brazil, she gave lectures on African American musics and formed a gospel choir at UFPE. She also gave lectures on culturally responsive teaching at UFPE, Universidade Federal de Paraiba, and Artefatos da Cultura Negra in Ceará.
Her current research addresses the history of African American music education and the training of African American music teachers.

Maria A. Ellis: From Bach to Beyoncé, How Music Helps Us Heal | S01E08



 

Maria A. Ellis joins Missy to talk about Bach & Beyoncé, her new radio show where she gets to geek out about her love for music and challenge assumptions about a broad spectrum of musical genres, including Classical Music. She shares her desire to inspire educators to teach in a variety of ways and to look to music to help people heal together, no matter their skin color.

Maria A. Ellis is a very passionate music educator and choral conductor.  She currently serves as the Director of The Sheldon’s City of Music All-Star Chorus and is the host of Bach and Beyoncé – The Radio Show on Classic 107.3 FM The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis, MO.  Maria is an active clinician, adjudicator and presenter throughout the United States and abroad.  Maria holds a B.M. in Music Education emphasis on Voice (K-12 Certified) Degree from the University of Missouri- St. Louis. She has served as a host for The St. Louis Symphony’s Link Up Program, The Community Engagement Manager for The St. Louis Children’s Choirs and an Ensemble Director for The St. Louis Children’s Choirs new Virtual Chorus. Maria is the Repertoire and Resource Chair of Inclusivity for the Missouri Choral Directors Association.  She is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, National Association of Music Educators, Missouri Alliance for Arts Education and holds Level 3 Certification from the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education.  Maria is the owner of Girl Conductor LLC which provides diverse music education resources.

Please check out Maria’s Black History PD session and the diverse music education resources on her website http://www.girlconductor.com


Natasha Verhulst: Reversing False Narratives & Talking Native Truths – One Teacher’s Perspective | S01E05



 

Music Educator Natasha Verhulst, an enrolled tribal member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and a descendant of the Menominee Nation, talks to Missy about her life growing up in Wisconsin and shares how her love for the music and culture of her people led her to become a musician and eventually, a music teacher.

Natasha Verhulst is an enrolled tribal member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and a descendant of the Menominee Nation. She received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education with triple certification from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin in 2015, and is currently working towards her master’s degree in Music Education with emphasis in Kodaly previously at Holy Family College and plans to finish the program at Lakeland University. Natasha has taught 9th-12th grade band and choir at Menasha High School in Menasha, WI and 5th-8th grade choir, band, and general music at Kiel Middle School in Kiel, WI. She is currently teaching 4K-5th grade general music at Keshena Primary School in Menominee Indian School District on the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin. 

Natasha’s career goal is to help bring native music and culture to the music classroom setting for children to experience and learn from. Natasha recently worked with PBS on their project “ReSound: Songs of Wisconsin,” creating a diverse curriculum of different cultural music for educators throughout the state. She presented at the Wisconsin Music Educators Association State conference in October 2019. Recently, Natasha was a part of the 2020 WSMA Summer Workshop series, where she taught a session to music educators on how to include Native American music in regular music lessons. The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) is featuring Natasha’s lesson plans on their website so that educators throughout the country may use them in their classrooms. She is also a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access committee member for the Feierabend Association is Music Education. Natasha enjoys spending time with her husband and relatives, performing, crocheting, and beading in her spare time.

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Article about Text for Land Info

Wisconsin Act 31

IllumiNatives.org

We Shall Remain – PBS

Books:

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (For Young People)

All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths About Natibe Americans (Myths Made in America)

Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask

Why You Can’t Teach United States History without American Indians