Singing Games for Solo Singing and Developing Cooperative Spirits in Musical Play
with Cecile Johnson
November 12, 2016
8:30 am Registration and complimentary breakfast
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Workshop with one-hour lunch at noon*
*Lunch can be ordered the morning of the workshop
Odyssey Charter School
738 East Quality Drive
Experience fun singing games selected and sequenced through the grades in order to teach and encourage both individual and group participation; cooperation, fair play, social manners, grace, and joy while developing musical literacy.
Cecile Johnson retired in 2012 as the elementary music specialist at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Denton, Texas where she taught for 25 years with a total of 39 years teaching experience in Massachusetts, Iowa and Texas. She was given the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) Outstanding Educator of the Year Award at the 2012 Phoenix National OAKE Conference , the TCDA Choral Excellence Award , and has been selected the North Texas Metroplex Children’s Choir Teacher of the Year on two different occasions . She was most recently awarded at the 2016 TMEA Convention The Lifetime Achievement Service Award from the Kodály Educators of Texas. Founder and director of the award- winning Woodrow Wilson All-Star Choir ( 3 times selected as a TMEA Elementary Honor Choir with performances in San Antonio), she has served on the national board of the Organization of Kodály Educators , was Past President of Kodály Educators of Texas and proud teacher of more than 50 singers who have sung in the OAKE National Honor choirs.. Mrs. Johnson received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Lowell in Massachusetts and her Masters of Music degree from the University of Northern Iowa. She completed her national OAKE Certification in Kodály Studies at the University of North Texas. She has taught music pedagogy in college classes, mentor and supervisor for many student teachers and a trainer of teachers in several Kodály certification programs and frequent clinician at local, state and national conferences.