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FAME Teacher Trainer Chris Anne Powers joins Missy to talk all about the new Feierabend Repertoire Database, a truly exciting new resource that Chris has been working on for GIA Publications that will help music teachers easily find just the right song, chant, or game at just the right time!
Chris Powers has been an elementary music specialist since 1995. She started her career as a music specialist in Stratford, Connecticut. In 1998, she joined the music department in Greenwich, Connecticut, where she currently teaches K-5 General Music, Band and Chorus at Cos Cob School.
From 1999 through 2012, Chris co-conducted the Greenwich Public Schools Honor Choir. Comprised of the finest young singers in the town, the choir participated in prestigious choral festivals, including the National Children’s Choir at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Henry Leck, and the Children In Harmony Festival Choir with Dr. Barbara Tagg.
In addition to her work in the classroom, Chris has also worked as a seminar leader, portfolio scorer and mentor teacher, assisting beginning teachers in the BEST/TEAM program. Chris is also a free-lance flutist, singer and private flute instructor.
Chris received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, where she had the good fortune of studying with John Feierabend. She completed her Master’s Degree in Education from Sacred Heart University in 2002.
In 2010, Chris received her Kodaly Certificate from The Hartt School. Given her strong commitment to the Feierabend Approach, she is thrilled that the Greenwich Public Schools has adopted First Steps In Music For Preschool & Beyond and Conversational Solfege as the basis of their new Core Music Curriculum for Pre-K through 5th grade. Chris created and presented professional development workshops for her colleagues based on the Feierabend approach to facilitate the implementation of the new curriculum.
Chris is honored to be one of the founding members of the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME) and currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors. She is an Endorsed Teacher Trainer for the First Steps in Music Curriculum.
Chris lives a music-filled life in Cos Cob, Connecticut with her husband Jed and their sons, Jay and Tommy.
Feierabend Repertoire Database: https://giamusic.com/store/dei?fbclid=IwAR11gMf9Y0P57I7kUbLHyvwYAswJ6Q2ZzqKS4RAAhekOCVuegnYNiLNuITk