- Dr. Katherine Hickey, DMA
January 26, 2013, 9:30am – 3pm
Malcolm X Elementary School, 1731 Prince St., Berkeley (2 blocks from BART)
Dr. Katherine Hickey will inspire you with the clarity of her pedagogy as she shows how teaching advanced music concepts continues from the seeds sown by successful teaching of the Kodály curriculum in grades K-4. Students are prepared to progress to more advanced music concepts such as inversion and cadence in harmony; compound, mixed, and asymmetrical meters; chromaticism and modulation; all diatonic scales, modes and 20th century scales; form and analysis. Materials and pedagogy for grades 4 to university level will be presented for analysis and active music-making.
Katherine Hickey specializes in elementary music and pedagogy for music literacy skills. She completed Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in piano performance at California State Universities at Los Angeles and Long Beach, including a year of study at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Education from University of Southern California, where she was honored as Outstanding Music Education Graduate.
A frequent presenter at local, state, national and international conferences, Dr. Hickey’s presentations include choral music, literacy skills in music, art music listening, discovery learning, and Kodály certification courses. Her current research activity is centered on Jenő Ádám and his role in the development of the Kodaly approach. She is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of Redlands in California and Past President of the Organization of America Kodály Educators (2004-06).