Building Our Music Education Community conference

Building Our Music Education Community conference

Starts: Sep 17, 2021 09:00 AM
Ends: Sep 17, 2021 03:30 PM

Building Our Music Education Community; Day of collaboration, Networking, and Inspiration will be a one day conference of four sessions headlined by Oklahoma Music Educator Hall of Famer, Sandy Knudson. Sandy Knudson is the Artistic Director of Oklahoma Youth Sing! (formerly Norman Children’s Chorus) and has successfully taught K-5 classrom music for 30 years. She holds a M.M.E. and Kodály certification from The University of Oklahoma.

Since 1990, Sandy has served on the faculty of The University of Oklahoma Kodály certification program where she teaches solfege, conducting, and choir. She holds National Board certification in Early and Middle Childhood Music. Well-known as a clinician, master teacher and guest conductor, Sandy has presented workshops at numerous state and national conferences. She has been guest conductor for honor choirs in Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas and has served as conductor of Circle the State with Song festivals throughout Oklahoma.

In 2015, she conducted the OAKE National Children’s Choir. Sandy has earned an Artist-Teacher Diploma under the mentorship of Doreen Rao in the Choral Music Experience Institute. Recognized by OkMEA as an Exemplary Teacher in 2010, Sandy was inducted into the OkMEA Hall of Fame in 2013. In the spring of 2014, Sandy was awarded the Pam Golden Honor Award by the Oklahoma Kodály Educators chapter for contribution to Kodály music education and the children and teachers of Oklahoma. In 2018, Sandy was awarded Outstanding Educator by OAKE. Sandy is active as a dance caller in Oklahoma and loves to foster community through dance.

Dr. Karsten Longhurst attended Sandy’s sessions at the summer OkCDA conference and said he was blown away with her rich knowledge, passion, and fresh approach to teaching music at any level!

Register online at Deadline for registration is Monday, September 13th.

Cost for the conference is $65 and includes a very nice catered lunch, brief performance by the NWOSU Singers, and time to enjoy with colleagues! Checks and PO’s are accepted, made out to “NWOSU Choir.”

The event is for music educators in the region who teach k-12 vocal music. This is a unique professional development opportunity to unify our region's music teachers through networking, learn from an expert teacher, and support the music educators in our region. 

Student Center Ranger Room 

Contact Name:
Karsten Rex Longhurst

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Name of Sponsoring Organization:
Fine Arts 

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Phone: (580) 327-1700

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