Join us for our 2014-2015 Workshop Series for
Music Educators!

A collaboration between BAKE, KMI and Anna Maria College: Earn college credit for attending BAKE workshops!


Choral Reading and Strategies for Elementary to Middle School with Dr. Mary Ellen Junda
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Includes Choral Music Packet

In this workshop, Dr. Junda will expand on traditional approaches to choral instruction with the aim of developing a community of singers who are comfortable with creative, spontaneous and diverse approaches to making music in a variety of settings and for varied purposes. With Kodály-based instructional techniques as a foundation, a framework will be introduced for designing curricula  and choral programs with an emphasis on creativity, reflective practice, engagement,  service and social consciousness. The goals are to develop a singing culture in  which students respect their own role and the role of others; contribute to the culture  of the school in meaningful ways; develop confidence in their creative abilities and become a force for social change.

Dr. Junda is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Ensembles at the University of Connecticut. She earned a B.M. from The Hartt School, University of Hartford; M.M.Ed. from Holy Names University, and an Ed.M. and Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.


Saturday, October 25, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Betty Hillmon, Martha Holmes and Mary Epstein:
A Journey Through African-American Music, Jewish/Israeli Songs, and the context in which Americans first brought the Kodály Philosophy from behind the Iron Curtain

This workshop will feature a triumvirate of scholars from our own chapter. Betty Hillmon is considered a primary source for music of the African-American folk music tradition. Martha Holmes will share accessible choral music from the Jewish/Israeli tradition in multiple languages. Mary Epstein will speak about her dissertation regarding the fascinating beginnings of the American Kodály movement. 


Saturday, January 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hidden and Lost Meaning in Children’s Folksong with Jeffrey Rhone
Jeffrey Rhone is currently a full-time doctoral student in music education at the Hartt School, where he teaches during the Summer Term.  He is a performance expert and scholar on traditional American folk music and balladry.  Jeff uses his hand-made auto-harp, dulcimer and banjo to deliver astounding performances, and has taught all levels of pedagogy from pre-k through college.


Saturday, March 28, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harmonia Mundi: Afternoon Chapter Share
Couldn’t make it to the 2015 OAKE Conference? Let us bring highlights of the conference back to you as BAKE members re-present their favorite selections from the conference in Minneapolis. This is a Saturday *Afternoon* Workshop.



This year, we are offering a reduced Season Pass to OAKE members for $40!

To renew your OAKE membership or join for the first time, click here. Be sure to select BAKE as your chapter affiliation.

OAKE Members: $40 for all four workshops
Full-Time Students (with ID): $5 cash per workshop
Non-OAKE Members: $50 per workshop
Retired OAKE Members: $20 for all four workshops

We accept cash and checks on the day of each workshop, or use Paypal to register ahead of time!

Full-time Students (with ID): $5 at the door

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All workshops will be held in the Boston University College of Fine Arts Building
855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 
By Train: Take the B-line to the BU West stop

Parking: There is metered on-street parking on both sides of Commonwealth Ave., and a parking lot behind the Agganis Arena (925 Comm. Ave.) that is about $2.00/hour (their website says “hourly parking” on weekends).