- Gemma Arguelles, Gretchen Klaubert, and Nancy Linford
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 9:30am – 1pm
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont
NCAKE opens its 2012-13 workshop season with a delightful combination of activities and materials shared by three of our own talented members. Gemma Arguelles will share some of her students’ favorite singing games and dances, including materials from the HNU online folksong collection. Gretchen Klaubert will lead us into the world of dance, sharing some creative dance activities that can relate and connect to musical skills or forms and can be easily integrated into a music lesson. Nancy Linford will introduce the beauty and joy of hand chime ringing, as we learn what we need to know to start a program: materials, techniques, games and exercises, and music. This affordable alternative to handbells is an ensemble gold mine: perfect for differentiated instruction in today’s music classrooms.
Gemma Arguelles is Music Specialist and director of choruses at Convent of the Sacred Heart Elementary School in San Francisco. She is an adjunct lecturer at Holy Names University in Oakland where she has been a regular faculty member of its Kodály Summer Institute since 1997. Gemma has led music workshops for various OAKE chapters and has presented at OAKE and CMEA (California Music Educators Association) conferences. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Choral Conducting from University of the Philippines, and an MM in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Holy Names University.
Gretchen Klaubert completed her undergraduate degree in Music Education with a vocal emphasis at the Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, CT. After teaching for several years in the greater Boston area she moved to the East Bay to attend the Kodály Program at Holy Names University. Gretchen graduated with an MM in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis in 2008. She currently teaches K-2 music and dance at Neil Cummins Elementary in the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District.
Nancy Linford has taught elementary classroom music, elementary choir and middle school handchimes and handbells at San Francisco Day School for four years. In her previous ten years at Piedmont Unified, she incorporated hand chimes into her 5th grade vocal ensembles. As conductor of the Girls’ Intermediate section of the training department of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, she is a regular participant in the HNU/NCAKE Children’s Choral Festivals. Nancy holds a MM in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Holy Names University.