Session 4 - Thursday March 10th - 11:00am
RSS Pre-Service Teachers/ Choral/General Music: Revising the Choral/General Music Curriculum for a New Day & Age
This session is intended for those choral teachers who may also end up teaching elementary/general music. Presenters will provide an overview of a new music curriculum being rolled out in their district that is fresh, inclusive, and equitable for all learners. Essential information for anyone faced with the challenge of restructuring their curriculum for a new day and age.
Timothy Fitzpatrick is Director of Choral Activities at the WWU, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral conducting, repertoire, and pedagogy, and conducts the Concert Choir and Chamber Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He has pursued a career that is supported by outstanding academic achievements and diverse musical endeavors including piano performance, harpsichord studies, collaborative solo and choral accompanying, church music ministry, and popular music arranging and recording. He has coached private voice, and performed opera, classical, jazz, Broadway and popular idioms on the concert stage and other diverse venues. Tim served on the executive board of WA State ACDA for 14 years. His choirs have toured the Pacific Northwest, Canada, Finland, Poland, and the Baltic States. His Advanced Treble Chorale has been featured regularly at NW ACDA Division Conferences.