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Christopher Haygood

Christopher Haygood

Interest Session 2

1/24/24 | 4:30-5:30pm

Teaching Snowboarders to Teaching Choirs: A Holistic Pedagogical Approach

Session Description

Have you ever enjoyed an amazing athletic experience? A choral rehearsal where suddenly everything clicked for you as a singer? The success of each activity hinges on holistic teaching which strives to engage individuals comprehensively, resulting in personal growth and social connection. Choral conductors seek to create beautiful sounds and elevate the community of singers while mindfully deepening the atmosphere of belonging facilitated by the relationship between conductor and choir. This interactive session leads participants through an introductory snowboard lesson and explores an assessment of indicators to facilitate holistic teaching. Participants receive an indicator inventory for singers, created by the presenter, and work through strategies to mindfully create intersections of the Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor domains to empower limitless potential and foster community.

Clinician Bio

Dr. Christopher Haygood serves as Associate Director of the Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music and Associate Director of Choral Studies at Oklahoma State University. Christopher has conducted choirs and appeared as a clinician across Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. He has published pedagogical resources in the International Bulletin of Choral Music, Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, and The Choral Conductor's Companion. Additionally, Christopher is certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors as a ski and snowboard instructor, with additional certification as a Children's Specialist.

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