2022 Annual Conference, “Coming Back – Move and Grow Together”
Participants Registering Before October 1st will have dinner provided for them on Friday, October 7th, during the conference.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Members $35 (be sure you’re signed in to receive your discount)
Students $15 (please use your student email to contact us at email@example.com to receive your student discount code)
Please see our National Conference 2022 page for details about accommodations, speakers, and deadlines.
**NOTE** – Your member discount will appear at the final stages of check-out.
IMPORTANT: Registration is STILL OPEN & Available. However, due to timing requirements for meal orders (lunches/dinners) please make plans to provide your own meals if registering after October 1, 2022. AES will not be able to provide meals or accept orders for meals after 10/1/22.
Friday, October 7th
- 6:00 - 6:30
- 6:30 - 7:30
- Dinner Provided
- Please register before October 1st to order your dinner option
- 7:30 - 8:15
- Session I
- Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the Choral Setting: Warm-ups, Canons, & Repertoire Applications by Dr. Marla Butke and Dr. David Frego
Speakers:Dr. David Frego, Dr. Marla Butke
- 8:15 - 8:30
- Mini Movement
- 8:30 - 9:00
- Session II
- Folk Dance!
Saturday, October 8th
- 8:00 - 8:35
- Light Breakfast Provided
- 8:35 - 8:45
- Mini Movement
- 8:45 - 9:35
- Session III
- Developing the Child’s Sense of Touch: Tactile Activities Then and Now
Speakers:Dr. Bonnie Jacobi
- 8:45 - 9:35
- Session IV
- Moving with Joy! By Deborah Graham Gibson
- 9:35 - 9:45
- 9:45 - 10:35
- Session V
- When do I Breathe? Singing and Moving Through Phrases
- 9:45 - 10:35
- Session VI
- Sustaining Our Students' Language(s) Through Music (session by the Alliance for Active Music Making AAMM)
Speakers:Dr. Victor Lozada
- 10:35 - 10:45
- 10:45 - 11:35
- Session VII
- Korean Folk and Children’s Songs in The Dalcroze Classroom
- 10:45 - 11:35
- Session VIII
- Improvisation Through Active Music Making TBD (session by the Alliance for Active Music Making AAMM)
Speakers:Deborah Graham-Gibson, Lauren Bain
- 11:35 - 1
- On your own!
- 1:00 - 1:10
- Mini Movement
- 1:10 - 2:00
- Session IX
- Let’s Play, Dance, and Sing: Mexican Children’s Repertoire
- 2:00 - 2:10
- 2:10 - 3:10
- Session X
- Community Building Discussion
- 3:10 - 3:15
- Mini Movement
- 4:15 - 5:00
- Annual Board Meeting
- Closed Meeting
Clinton Pratt (BM, MM) owns a private piano studio in Cincinnati and is a board member for AES. He has been attending Eurhythmics teacher training sessions since 2007 and has completed many week-long sessions including the ones at Carnegie Mellon University and the AES Columbus Summer Workshop.
Crystal Henricks teaches lower school music at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. She holds a BS in Music Education from Asbury College, Kodály Certification and MMEd from Capital University, and is a Master Teaching Artist with the American Eurhythmics Society. She is an active clinician for workshops throughout the United States.
Deborah Graham-Gibson served the Upper Arlington City Schools (Ohio) as a Music Specialist for 33 years. She holds degrees from the University of Maryland and The Ohio State University, and earned full Orff Certification from Baldwin-Wallace University. She holds American Eurhythmics Teaching Certification and currently serves as Secretary of the American Eurhythmics Society.
Dr. Bonnie JacobiCoordinator of music education and the Director of the Colorado Kodály Institute.
Associate Professor of Music Dr. Bonnie Jacobi was recently invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education (JHRME). Founded in 1980, the Journal is an international, peer-reviewed music education journal published through SAGE Publications and housed within the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
According to the publication’s website, the JHRME is the “only music education journal whose topics focus solely on the diverse international history of music education including biographical, methodological, sociological, historiographical and qualitative studies of music teaching and learning.”
Dr. Jacobi has been published in the Journal, including her paper, “Music in Higher Education for Females in Nineteenth-Century America.” 46 (2001)
At Colorado State University, Dr. Jacobi serves as the coordinator of music education and the director of the Colorado Kodály Institute.
Dr. David FregoDirector and Professor - Penn State University
David Frego is the Director of the Penn State University School of Music and past-president of the American Eurhythmics Society. He regularly presents workshops on Dalcroze Eurhythmics throughout the globe. While teacher training is a major part of Dr. Frego’s work, he also studies the effect of eurhythmics on adults affected by post-traumatic stress. David has published books, book chapters, DVDs and articles in music education journals and journals for arts medicine.
Dr. Marla ButkeOtterbein University - Retired
Marla Butke, Ph.D., recently retired from Otterbein University where she directed the Women’s Chorale and taught General Music and Choral Methods, holds degrees from Miami University, Wright State University and The Ohio State University. She is a Master Teaching Artist with the American Eurhythmics Society and serves as the President of the Board of AES. Dr. Butke regularly presents Dalcroze Eurhythmics workshops throughout the United States and internationally, including presentations in Spain, China, and England, and for the American Choral Directors Association National and Central/North Central Regional Conferences, as well as other national and state music education conferences. Dr. Butke and co-author, Dr. David Frego, have written two books, Meaningful Movement: A Music Teacher’s Guide to Dalcroze Eurhythmics, published by Music is Elementary and Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the Choral Classroom published by the Hal Leonard Corporation.
Dr. Victor Lozada
Dr. Victor Lozada is an Orff Schulwerk and Kodály certified teacher. He taught in dual language schools in Texas for 14 years before working at Texas Woman’s University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Multilingual and Multicultural Education.
Gabriela Montoya-Stier is an elementary music specialist with the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of New Mexico and her Master’s in Music Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, where she completed Kodály levels I, II, and II with Dr. Jean Sinor and Dr. Alan Strong. She completed her Orff certification levels I, II, and III from Trinity University with Chris Judah-Lauder, Julie Scott, Susan Ramsey, and Bob De Frece. She is the author of El Patio De Mi Casa Book and CD which is published by GIA. She is also a contributing author to Music in Elementary Education by John W. Flohr and Valerie Trollinger. Gabriela has been on the faculty for the Kodály Certification Program at Hays CISD in Kyle since 2008. She also served on the K-2 music committee for the Revised Music TEKS. Gabriela has presented several times at TMEA, and was a Texas Invited Clinician in 2013. She has also presented several times at the OAKE National Conference. Gabriela loves to spend time with her family, walk her dog Lucy, and spend time in her fiber studio.
Kay PiñaPhD Candidate at Penn State University
Lauren Bain teaches K-5 music in New Braunfels. She served as the Vice President & President for the Kodály Educators of Texas, and is Kodály & Orff-Schulwerk certified. Lauren additionally teaches in the RGV Kodály training program in McAllen, Tx. She is passionate about children finding their voice and purpose through music.
Skye C. McManus has been an active member of the American Eurhythmics Society since its inception. She received the first American Eurhythmics Society Eurhythmics Certificate in 2015. She is the Vice President of the AES board and strives to build musicality and community by presenting Dalcroze workshops to both teachers and students in central Texas. She is the Musicianship and Voice director at Orpheus Academy of Music in Austin, TX, where she has collaborated for the last 14 years.
Steven RobbinsGeneral Music Teacher, Texas Public Schools
Steven Robbins is a K-5 elementary general music teacher in Texas. He has utilized Eurhythmics in both the music classroom and in therapeutic environments. He is a Certified Teacher of Eurhythmics and a Master Teaching Artist with the American Eurhythmics Society.
Sunnie Schüler is a pianist and music pedagogue who combines various teaching approaches: Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff Schulwerk, and Music Learning Theory. She has taught infants to adults, both in groups, classes, and privately for over 20 years. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and teaching certifications in Texas and Michigan.