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Milligan hosts music education workshop with Dr. Maribeth Yoder-White

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2015) – Milligan College will host its fourth annual workshop for music educators on Saturday, Sept. 26, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Seeger Chapel. The workshop will feature guest clinician Dr. Maribeth Yoder-White, president of the Southern Division of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), as well as other distinguished music teachers including Leanna Baldwin and Allyson Holmes-Ross.

Sessions include “Choral Warm-Ups and What Works,” “Drumming: The Beat Goes On,” “Orff for Beginners and More” and “Music & Integration = Sound Education.” Yoder-White will provide information on Orff-Schulwerk, a dynamic approach to music and movement education; traditional singing and choral techniques; and tips on how to keep music a priority and positive part of the community. Registration is $15 and includes refreshments and materials. Professional development credit is available.

“The workshop is an opportunity for local music educators and church musicians to recharge by learning new ideas and fellowshipping with one another,” said Suzi Redman, workshop director and Milligan music instructor. “We are proud to feature Dr. Maribeth Yoder-White as our main clinician. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Milligan as she shares her enthusiasm and passion for music education.”

Yoder-White received a bachelor’s in choral/general music from Lenoir-Rhyne College and earned her master’s and doctorate in music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She teaches music at Appalachian State University and is an Orff-Schulwerk consultant.

Register for the workshop by phone at 423.461.8723 or online at www.milligan.edu/music/workshop.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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