2015-2016 Workshop Schedule Announced!


Register to earn 1 Graduate Credit from Anna Maria College for attending 3 BAKE workshops.

Dear BAKE Members:
We are pleased to announce the line-up of workshops and events for the 2015-2016 season:
September 26: Karen Howard- Boston
October 17: Triumvirate Workshop- Boston
November 6-7 Eastern Division Mini-Conference- Lancaster, PA
January 23: Denise Gagne- Boston
March 10-13: OAKE Conference- Long Beach, CA
April 9: Afternoon Chapter Share- Boston






January 23: Denise Gagne – Singing Games and So Much More!


In this session Denise will teach some of her favorite singing games and activities that will teach and reinforce the fundamentals in your music classes. Extensions to the games will be shared that will help you get your students improvising and creating. We’ll explore how apps and digital resources can be used in conjunction with manipulatives to teach basic concepts reaching all kinds of learners. Denise will share solfa exercises and games that will help your students to become literate musicians.

Denise Gagne is a music specialist with 35 years of experience teaching band, choir and classroom music from pre-school to College levels.  Her choirs and bands won many awards at Music Festivals and performed for local and national sporting events, on national radio and even for the Queen.  Denise has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria,  a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan, a Diploma in Music from the University of Auckland (pending), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts (Kodàly Level 3) from the University of Calgary with Lois Choksy.  She has completed Orff Level 3 and additional Orff training with Cindy Hall, Jay Broeker, Jos Wuytack and Donna Otto.
Denise has served on the boards of the Saskatchwan Music Educators Association, the Saskatchewan Band Association, and served for eight years on the board of the Kodàly Society of Canada.  Denise is currently managing editor of Themes & Variations, preschool music teacher and frequent visitor to Red Deer elementary school music classrooms.




This year, we are offering a reduced Season Pass to OAKE members for $50!

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

OAKE Members: $50 for all four workshops
OAKE Member Single Workshop: $25 per workshop
Non-Member Single Workshop: $50 per workshop

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

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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). 

OAKE Eastern Division Fall Tune Up

Fall tune-up Flyer

Tacka Houlahan Tuneup Presentation

Presented by the Eastern Division of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators


November 6 &7, 2015

The Ware Center – Millersville University

Lancaster, PA

Registration and Hotel Information:



Friday Night Feature!

Dr. Philip Tacka & Micheal Houlahan

Realizing Kodaly’s Legacy in the Music Classroom

Saturday Headliner!

Dr. Leigh Ann Garner

Totally Tuned In: Active & Engaging Music Making for All Children

Choral reading session with Georgia Newlin!