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PERPICH SUMMER MUSIC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS – AUGUST 6, 2024 “ALL-INCLUSIVE DRUMMING WITH AN AFRICAN FLAIR” WITH KATHY CROCKETT

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

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Perpich is excited to offer a series of four (4) summer Professional Development sessions for music teachers, in-person, at Perpich Center for Arts Education in August, 2024. Each session will meet the needs of a variety of learners and cover a variety of topics. Come to one or all four! Separate registration is required for each workshop.

AI (All-Inclusive) Drumming with an African Flair – Songs, Teaching Strategies, and Games for Grades 3-12 with Kathy Crockett

DATE: Tuesday, August 6, 2024

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., plus optional off-campus lunch

LOCATION (in-person):
Perpich Center for Arts Education
Gaia Building – Glass Box
6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422
*Gaia is the white building label 6105 on the east side of Perpich campus by the soccer fields

DESCRIPTION: In this class you will learn strategies to include every single student in a magical connection that they might not feel in other musical activities. You will learn multi-part songs from Ghana and other African countries, as well as drumming games to improve focus, self-discipline, and coordination. You will also learn how to transfer some of these activities to the instruments you have in your classroom—even if you don’t have a lot of drums. No drumming experience necessary! Target audience: This workshop is primarily for general music teachers of grades 3-8. However, the ideas and methods have direct application to any K-12 music classroom.

ABOUT KATHY CROCKETT: Our workshop leader is Kathy Crockett. Kathy Crockett has been a music specialist at Turtle Lake Elementary (Mounds View Public Schools) for 20 years. She has her Masters of Music Education degree from University of St. Thomas, specializing in Orff Schulwerk. While at the University of St. Thomas, she studied African drumming from Sowah Mensah which enabled her decision to start an African Music Program at Turtle Lake in 2006. She studied, performed and taught with Sowah for the next 16 years. Kathy and Sowah won the Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award for their African Music Ensemble partnership. Kathy taught at the Women’s Drum Center in St. Paul for 3 years and has been a clinician numerous times at MMEA. She is also a certified Remo Health Rhythms facilitator.

DETAILS:

  • Participants are eligible to receive 5 clock hours for attending the workshop. Participants will earn 4 clock-hours for attending the workshop, and one clock our for attending lunch (pay on your own).
  • Water and snacks will be provided.

Questions? Email michael.buck@pcae.k12.mn.us

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Date:
August 6
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Perpich Center for Arts Education
6125 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55422 United States
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