Workshops

2018-2019 Workshops

September 15, 2018

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hofstra University

Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall

Purposely Moving

From folk dance to creative movement, this session will explore the spectrum of purposeful and artistic movement in the classroom. Participants will explore lessons for all grades, from introducing rhythmic and melodic concepts to facilitating student expression with movement sequences scaffolded from beginning to end.

October 8, 2018

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Prepare to Explore! Igniting Curiosity & Musicianship through Learning Sequences

Galena Park ISD Music Teacher Professional Development

In this session, participants will explore the lack of connection between elementary general music and secondary ensembles and discover solutions to bridge the two. Using rhythmic concepts as a case study, this session will explore strategies to scaffold learning beginning in the primary grades. By implementing a linear instructional sequence beginning in early childhood, we can improve student musicianship through adulthood. 

January 25, 2019

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Amway - Governor's

Devos Place Conference Center

presented with Gary Sullivan at the Michigan Music Conference

A well-sequenced lesson, unit, and curriculum is essential to music teaching and learning. Our children are immersed in rich musical experiences within each stage of the process, with unique opportunities to cultivate their curiosity, creativity, and musicianship throughout. In this session, participants will be guided through different exploration experiences to ignite the preparation phase and propel students into the learning process. Through varied media such as traditional singing games and dances, speech, and movement, teachers will discover new ways to allow for purposeful exploration and active music making while preparing students for complete music literacy. Activities will begin with exploration in the preparation phase and extend through an entire learning sequence. Beyond the aural, visual, and kinesthetic modes of preparation, participants might consider new ways to entice their young musical travelers to new lands, exploring and discovering the special place(s) that is most fitting for each student. By differentiating throughout each phase of learning, we create opportunities for each student to be his or her most musical self.

January 25, 2019

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Amway - President Ford Ballroom

Devos Place Conference Center

presented to the MMEA at the Michigan Music Conference

In this session, participants will be guided through different exploration experiences to ignite the preparation phase and propel students into the learning process. Through varied media such as traditional singing games and dances, speech, and movement, teachers will discover new ways to allow for purposeful exploration and active music making while preparing students for complete music literacy. 

January 26, 2019

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Amway - Pantlind

Devos Place Conference Center

Sing a Song of Sequence: Scaffolding Concepts in the Elementary Music Classroom

presented to the MMEA at the Michigan Music Conference

Implementing a purposeful spiral curriculum ensures student growth and success, while still allowing numerous opportunities for joyful and creative music making. Proper sequence in the elementary music classroom is essential at the macro level (I.e. curriculum planning) but also at the micro level within individual concepts. In this session, participants will explore concept sequencing through a Kodály-inspired lens. 

February 15, 2019

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Oregon Convention Center

Sequencing Concepts in the Elementary Music Classroom

presented at the Northwest National Association for Music Education Conference

Implementing a purposeful spiral curriculum ensures student growth and success, while still allowing numerous opportunities for joyful and creative music making. Proper sequence in the elementary music classroom is essential at the macro level (i.e. curriculum planning) but also at the micro level within individual concepts. In this session, participants will explore concept sequencing through a Kodály-inspired lens.

March 21 - 24, 2019

(date & time of clinic TBD)

Columbus, Ohio

Creating a Continuum: Extending Instruction Sequence into Secondary Ensembles

presented with Gary Sullivan at the Organization of American Kodály Educators National Conference

Kodály educators are masters of sequence, moving from the simple to complex, and facilitating student growth from year to year. But how can we facilitate independent musicianship in secondary instrumental ensembles? Improving instruction goes beyond the context of the middle or high school band or orchestra rehearsal and includes the elemental learning in the general music classroom. In this session, participants will explore the disparities between elementary and secondary music teaching and learning, and discover new ways to improve student musicianship through an instructional sequence that is rooted in early learning and extends to advanced ensembles.
 
In this workshop, participants will: (1) identify and characterize different problems with music literacy and independent musicianship within a rhythmic context; (2) consider connecting points between learning in the elementary general music classroom and secondary ensembles; (3) learn how to develop more breadth and depth in collaboration among music colleagues, including a scope and sequence that is linear and cumulative for developing musicians from early childhood through adulthood.

April 27, 2019

Whitworth University Choir Room

presented in part with the Spokane Area Youth Choirs

Come explore Kodály-inspired pedagogy in an interactive workshop, complete with a demonstration group of children from SAYC.
2017-2018 Workshops

March 22, 2018

Time TBA
Renaissance Oklahoma Convention Center

Prepare to Explore! Igniting Curiosity & Musicianship through the Preparation Phase

Kodály-inspired teachers are masters of the learning process: preparation, present, practice and assessment. Our children are immersed in rich musical experiences within each stage of the process, with unique opportunities to cultivate their curiosity, creativity, and musicianship throughout. In this session, participants will be guided through different exploration experiences to ignite the preparation phase and propel students into the learning process. Through varied media such as traditional singing games and dances, speech, and movement, teachers will discover new ways to allow for purposeful exploration and active music making while preparing students for complete music literacy. Activities will begin with exploration in the preparation phase and extend through a traditional Kodály-inspired sequence. Beyond the aural, visual, and kinesthetic modes of preparation, participants might consider new ways to entice their young musical travelers to new lands, exploring and discovering the special place(s) that is most fitting for each student. By differentiating throughout each phase of learning, we create opportunities for each student to be his or her most musical self.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Central Lutheran Church

Presented in part and culminating in a concert with the Spokane Area Youth Choirs.

Come explore Kodály-inspired pedagogy in an interactive workshop, complete with a demonstration group of children from SAYC. This half day workshop will conclude with a concert by all choirs.

  Devos Center

Presented with Kristin Vogt Moore at the Michigan Music Conference (sponsored by West Music)

As with many foundational concepts, purposeful and creative movement can and should begin at the onset of music education. In this session, participants will engage with practical considerations for incorporating movement in the primary grades. Session participants will be led in activities specifically targeted toward building confidence and inspiring every child to express musicianship through movement. Specific attention will be given to appropriate sequencing of movement concepts.

  McDonald Elementary

Presented with Kristin Vogt Moore at the Michigan Music Conference (sponsored by West Music)

A sharing of Orff-Schulwerk process by members of IEOC, an affiliate of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.

  

 

Presented with Kristin Vogt Moore at the Michigan Music Conference (sponsored by West Music)

A session exploring purposeful movement in the Orff-Schulwerk inspired elementary music classroom.

(more info @ www.facebook.com/americanriverorff, or register here: http://americanriverorff.wixsite.com/arosa/registration)

About Anne Mileski

Anne Mileski is an elementary music specialist in Eastern Washington. She has taught elementary general music in both public and private school settings, and piloted an early childhood program for the Spokane Area Youth Choruses. She is certified in Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály Pedagogy, Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy, Music Learning Theory Elementary General Level I, and has completed coursework in Dalcroze Eurythmics. She is a regular clinician at local chapter workshops, state music conferences, and has presented at both the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and Organization of American Kodály Educators national conferences. In the summers, she serves as a pedagogy instructor for Kodály teacher education programs.

Anne holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Michigan where she studied with Bill Campbell and a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Southern Methodist University where she studied with Tom Booth of the Dallas Symphony. She has performed on trumpet with prestigious groups such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Wind Symphony.

In addition to her applied music studies, Anne holds a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Southern Methodist University.  Prior to relocating to the pacific northwest, she completed coursework toward a doctorate in music education at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. She served as an associate instructor for the music education department, both as a supervisor for student teachers and as a teaching assistant for choral and elementary music methods courses. Also while at IU, she conducted second and third grade singers in the IU Children’s Choir.

Anne currently serves as president of the Inland Empire Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and is a member of the Organization of American Kodály Educators, American Eurhythmics Society, Gordon Institute for Music Learning, National Association for Music Education, American Choral Director’s Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota.

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