Demonstration of Kansas Music Teacher Standards
Kansas Music Standard #4: The teacher of music has skills in reading and writing music.
- The teacher can develop and use criteria for evaluating and selecting materials for reading and writing musical compositions.
- The teacher conducts from a variety of scores, reading multiple staves, transpositions, clefs, and contemporary notation.
- The teacher performs music notation at sight vocally and instrumentally.
- The teacher notates music from aural sources
Performing and conducting music is one of the most important skills as a music educator. The teacher must be able to adequately model the skills necessary for the ensemble. I have been fortunate enough to have many experiences in performance and conducting. I participated in the Kansas State University Concert Choir for four years, as well as taking voice lessons. I have also participated in many opera workshop performances as well as a spring opera performance. I have included a copy of my senior recital program as well as one aria from the performance, a culmination of my voice lessons at
. The voice lessons and performance have prepared me to properly model vocal technique in the classroom. I have also had many conducting opportunities while at Kansas State University . Being a section leader in the Concert Choir has allowed me to lead sectionals. I have also included an audio clip of the University Choir performance under my conducting leadership. This not only gave me experience in conducting, but also in the organization of classroom lessons and teaching music for a performance setting. Kansas State University
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