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Region 15
Orchestra Division
Vocal Interpretation and Tecniques
Friday, March 27, 2020 (PAST)
La Joya HS Performing Arts Center - CANCELLED, La Joya, TX 78560
Clinician/Consultant(s): Vanessa Alonzo
Registration Fee: $20.00, TMEA Member Registration Fee: $0.00
Clinician will work with directors and students on proper vocal warmups, exercises, vibrato, vocal range, interpretation, proper tone production, expression, character immersion, etc.
To hone directors' and students' vocal skills, deliver high level, impactful performances, and to promote proper vocal technique and vocal health/conservation.
Content Area:
Mariachi Vocals
March 27, 2020:
2:00pm Workshop begins: Breathing Techniques
3:00pm 10 Minute break
3:10pm Workshop resumes: Warm-up Exercises
4:30pm 10 Minute break
4:40pm Workshop resumes: Vocal Interpretation
6:00pm !0 Minute break
6:10pm Workshop resumes: Vocal Pronunciation & Diction
7:30pm Workshop Ends

March 28, 2020:
9:00am Workshop Begins: Character Immersion
10:00am Break
10:10am Workshop resumes: Vocal Interpretation 2
11:10am Break
11:20am Workshop resumes: Tone Production
12:20pm Workshop ends
Consultant's Qualifications:
Vocal Expert and Performer
University of Houston
Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Tucson Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Paris Opera, and many others...

Region 23
Elementary Division
Body Warm ups for the Kodály Inspired Classroom
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Alief Taylor High School, Houston, TX 77083
Clinician/Consultant(s): Kristopher Brown
Registration Fee: $10.00, TMEA Member Registration Fee: $15.00
Brown will offer examples of physical warm ups that use quality music and movement to demonstrate form, phrasing, beat, and rhythmic and melodic concepts that connect with grade-level concepts featured in Kodály Today. Learn how to make warm ups that connect with curriculum!
At the end of this training, attendees will have • developed a repertoire of body warm ups connect to melodic and rhythmic concepts • performed traditional folk song games & dances that connect to melodic and rhythmic concepts • analyzed curriculum repertoire and prepare a corresponding warm-up
Content Area:
Elementary Music
9:30am-10:00am Registration
10:00am-10:50am- The Kodaly Classroom
10:50am-11:00am- Break
11:00am-12:00pm- Kodaly Warm-Ups
12:00pm-1:00pm- Lunch
1:00pm-1:50pm- Choosing appropriate content
2:00pm-3:00pm-Preparing a warm-up
Consultant's Qualifications:
Kristopher Brown is a native Texan and a veteran music teacher of 10 years. He earned a Bachelor's degree in music education in the Spring of 2010 & a Kodaly Specialist Certificate from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and was announced “Teacher of the Year” in 2013.
Kristopher served as Hays CISD Honor Choir director from 2012-2015 and helped develop the Central Texas Children’s Choral Festival with Sarah Martinez, which will be celebrating its 8th year this May. He currently teaches at Blanco Vista Elementary and serves as Webmaster for the Hays Elementary Music Department and Blanco Vista Elementary.
Kristopher is accredited in Dr. Tacka and Houlahan’s “Kodály in the Classroom” Lesson books, and helped write a majority of the 3rd, 4th & 5th grade pedagogy lesson plans.
Kristopher Brown Specializes in implementing technology in the Kodály classroom, developing pedagogical content, and creating Curriculum based body & breathing warm-ups.
He Currently serves on the KET board as Vice-President and Webmaster.