One Accord: Developing Part-Singing Skills in School-Age Musicians

April 25, 2020

Join us as we welcome Dr. Georgia Newlin! This workshop examines the sequential development of part-singing skills in school-age musicians to help students acquire the ability to sustain a given voice part in a multi-part context. Purposefully identifying, naming, and teaching these techniques produces more singers able to fulfill their potential as self-sufficient musicians in a choral setting at any age level. 

Georgia A Newlin, DMA is an independent Music Education Consultant. She has taught in early childhood and public school music positions for sixteen years and at the collegiate level for fifteen.

Currently, Georgia is called upon as a conductor for choral festivals, as a clinician for choral workshops, reading sessions, and intermediate grade methodology, as well as a consultant for curriculum planning. She teaches musicianship, conducting, and ensemble in Kodály programs at Indiana University, University of Hawai’i, and James Madison University.

Georgia is Past President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and is a member of The VoiceCare Network. She has presented at conferences of the Organization of American Kodály Society, International Kodály Society, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Kodály Music Educators in Australia, and Kodály Society of Ontario, as well as Choral & Music Education associations in California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia.

She has had articles published in the Choral Journal, Orff Echo, Kodály Envoy, and Southwestern Musician, among others. She served for three years on the Music Educators Journal Advisory Committee of the National Association for Music Education.

Music Is Elementary has published her book, One Accord: Developing Part-Singing Skills in School-Age Musicians, as well as her lesson plans for teaching music literacy through choral singing in The Crooked River Choral Project. Georgia is also published with the Ruth Dwyer Choral Series from Colla Voce.

Degrees earned: a Doctor of Musical Arts in Pedagogy from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, a Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Holy Names University, and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from West Chester University.

Georgia has two daughters, Eliza and Sylvie, both named after American folk song characters. She considers herself most fortunate in that, through her vocation, she has spent her life making music with others.

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April 25, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

Breakfast Available at 8:30 am
Lunch Options Available On-site

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the InterMuse Academy at BYU, UFOLKS is offering member pricing to anyone who is a member of ANY MUSIC EDUCATION group (Kodály, Orff, Suzuki, UMEA, ACDA, ASTA, BTS, school districts, church groups, etc.)! Simply choose the “Music Education Member” option and enjoy this anniversary gift on us!

MUSIC EDUCATION MEMBER – Single Workshop* – $35.00

Non-Affiliated – Single Workshop* – $45.00

Full-time Student – Single Workshop* – $10.00

Registration is also available on-site
the day of the workshop.

Best in Music is celebrating 30 years of service to the music community of Utah, and we are excited to be partnering with them to offer opportunities to purchase additional publications and materials at our workshops this year. Don’t forget to bring your wallets and school credit cards! Also, come to the workshop at 8:00 am to help set up for the event and get a $5 voucher to use at the Best in Music Booth that day!