R&S CHILDRENS CHOIRS
I am thrilled to be serving as the children’s choir/elementary repertoire and standards chair. My name is Tanya Rosenkranz and I am in my 18th year of teaching general music at Indian Creek Elementary in the Linn-Mar School District in Marion. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in music education from Luther College and a Masters of Music from the University of Northern Iowa. In addition to directing a choir of fourth and fifth graders at school, I am also the Children’s Choir director at First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids.
I would love to hear from you if you have any ideas for an upcoming elementary workshop. Elementary students inspire me daily with their enthusiasm and emerging musicality. I truly believe we have the best job in the world!
“To singing and to music, to joyful friendship true; to moments filled with happiness, refreshing each day anew. From valleys and from hilltops, from sea to shining sea, let earth resound with music and life the richer be.” -- Betty Bertaux To Music
Childrens Choirs R&S Chair
|Childrens and Youth Choirs/Elementary and Middle School Music Events 2014-15|
Iowa Core Companion, New National Standards, Favorite Music II and Picture Books
TIM PURDUM is the K-5 Music Specialist at Highland Elementary School in Waterloo, Iowa. He is an Orff Schulwerk Certified Teacher Trainer for the American Orff Schulwerk Association, and teaches Pedagogy to Level One Orff Schulwerk students at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio. Tim is also certified in Early/Middle Childhood Music by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and has been actively involved in Iowa Core Curriculum writing committees and the First Iowa Orff chapter.
Tim is the owner of Cedar River Music, which organizes a local summer music camp in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and publishes the Creative Sequence series of music education resources. Tim presents workshops at the local, state, and national levels, including the American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA). He has authored two books, Creative Sequence: Teaching Music with Flexibility and Organization and Xylophone and Other Barred Percussion.