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Recharge Your Repertoire Batteries:
My Little Rooster and Other Folk Songs, Singing Games, and Play Parties

September 14, 2019

Join us as we welcome Dr. Jill Trinka! This workshop is dedicated to hands-on exploration of fabulous PK-5 music repertoire beloved by children and teachers across the country.  Learn folk songs, singing games, play party games, dances, canons, and accessible art music compositions that will delight your students and serve to build their musical skills within a sequential spiral curriculum. You won’t want to miss this workshop!!


Dr. Jill Trinka lives in Pawleys Island, SC.  She retired from full-time university teaching in 2019 at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, where she taught undergraduate and graduate ear training and sight-singing, elementary music methods, American Music, and classroom instrument courses.  Previous academic posts include The University of North Texas, the University of St. Thomas, and the University of Central Arkansas. 

An internationally acknowledged Master Teacher in the Kodály philosophy of music education, she has directed and taught in Kodály Teacher Training Institutes throughout the United States.  She currently directs the West Chester University (PA) Kodály Certificate Program. A past president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and 2003 recipient of their Outstanding Educator Award, Dr. Trinka is well known by children, parents, and music educators as “a dynamic, winsome, and energetic teacher and performer.” Her performances bring new life to the musical and cultural treasures of American folk music as she accompanies herself on the dulcimer, autoharp, guitar, and banjo.  Jill’s publications – My Little Rooster, Bought Me a Cat, John, the Rabbit, and The Little Black Bull; Jill Trinka:  The Bass Hall Children’s Concerts DVD (Ft. Worth, TX); andrecordings Had a Little Rooster, There’s a Hole in the Bucket, and Old Joe Clark, with John Feierabend, are published by GIA Music.

Dr. Trinka currently teaches workshops for elementary music educators throughout the United States and Canada, serves as an Artist-in-Residence for elementary schools, performs folk music concerts for children and adults, and sings with the Carolina Master Chorale. 


September 14, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Odyssey Charter School
738 East 700 South
American Fork, Utah 84003

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, BTS, ASTA, school districts, church groups, etc.)! Simply choose the “Music Education Member” option and enjoy this anniversary gift on us!


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!