Hartt’s Division of Music Education presents one of the nation’s most comprehensive courses of examine. Ms. Downing serves on the college of The Academy of Music and is the Middle School Music specialist for the Ghent Montessori School (both in Norfolk, Va.). She is the founder and previous director of the Peabody Children’s Chorus in Baltimore and guest conducts for All-City and District Chorus occasions throughout Va.. She holds Kodály certification and is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, and The Organization of Kodály Educators.
His highschool bands received many honors and awards, together with 4 Kentucky Music Educators State Marching Band Championships, three Contest of Champions Grand Championships, consecutive superior scores at district and state concert band festivals, two invites to perform at the Kentucky Music Educators In-Service Conference, and the 1996 Sudler Trophy for highschool marching bands.
The Arts make us literate; the Arts make us numerate; the Arts encourage us to attain issues we thought unachievable; the Arts help us to suppose in abstraction; the Arts give each youngster a chance to assume, dream, imagine, visualize, improvise, explore, evoke, suggest, imply an unlimited range of emotions and concepts, and bear in mind all Arts pertain to the condition of music.
Her music training analysis has been printed within the Journal of Research in Music Education and introduced nationally together with the National MENC/NAfME Conventions in Salt Lake City, Anaheim and St. Louis, the MTNA National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Symposium in Oklahoma City, and Society of Music Teacher Education National Symposium in Greensboro.