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Saturday, April 22 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Creating Contemporary A Cappella in Elementary School LIMITED

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Can pop a cappella performance skills be made accessible to 9, 10 and 11 year olds in a credible and vocally safe way? The answer is "yes," if you understand a few things about how younger students learn and how their voices "work". Veteran elementary music teacher Lisa Marien will share how she used her experience with young singers, her learning from the a cappella community and the support of her school administration to create a 17 member contemporary a cappella group as a course offering in her elementary school's music curriculum.

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Lisa Marien

Music Teacher, Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School
I've taught K-8 general music, chorus and world music drumming since 1985. I am also a jazz vocalist preparing to record my debut CD, and a "lifelong" Take 6 fan. I've started a 4th and 5th grade a cappella group at my arts magnet elementary school this year, and would love to connect... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 116