April 20, 2019
Miriam B. Factora, Ph.D.
“Songs, Singing Games and Dances from Asia”
Morning: Philippines and Japan
Afternoon: China, Korea, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka
Dr. Factora will have resources to share and will show examples using folk material to teach specific concepts to different age groups. Choral arrangements of some folk songs will also be shared.
Miriam is at present a music specialist at the Bullis Charter School in Los Altos, California. She received her B.M. Music Education at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines; M.M. Music Education at Holy Names University, Oakland, California; Ph.D. in Music at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and was an International Kodály Society scholar at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. She has taught a wide range of levels—early childhood, elementary, middle school, high school and university. She has presented lectures, keynote addresses and in-service training to students and teachers in the Philippines, U.S.A, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Mexico, England and Scotland. She was invited as a keynote speaker at the International Kodály Symposium that were held in Columbus, Ohio in 2007 and in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2015. She is a faculty member of the Kodály Summer Institute at Holy Names University, Oakland, California. Miriam has conducted a revolutionary research towards the indigenization and localization of the music education program in the Philippines resulting in the publication of several folksong collections for pedagogical use.
State re-licensure hours are available for EACH individual workshop.
Certificates will be available for workshop attendance upon request.