Nurture the Child & Adolescent Voice

Searching for new ideas to keep your students engaged and excited about singing?  Join us to try “kid tested” strategies and activities that help establish a healthy tone and energized singing in elementary school and middle school.  Sing rounds and canons, as well as music spanning a variety of cultures.  See how body percussion, movement and drumming are used as tools to learn music concepts while respecting the abilities and limitations of a child’s or young adolescent’s voice.  The New Jersey Youth Chorus’s Sola Voce choir will be a demonstration choir.  Come and enjoy complete immersion in the music through hands-on participation!  (If possible, please bring a tubanoshaker, guiro, gankogui bell, egg shaker or claves.)


Dr. Lynn M. Brinckmeyer is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music Education at Texas State University. During 2006-2008 she served as President for The National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC). Dr. Brinckmeyer is a contributing author for Interactive Music – Powered by Silver Burdett, The Music Director’s Cookbook: Creative Recipes for a Successful Program and The Choral Director’s Cookbook: Insights and Inspired Recipes for Beginners and Experts. Each summer Dr. Brinckmeyer teaches classes for Will Schmid’s World Music Drumming workshops.  She founded the Eastern Washington University Girls’ Chorus while teaching at EWU. She also served as Artistic Director for the Idaho State Children’s Chorus in Pocatello, Idaho and the South Hill Children’s Chorus in Spokane, Washington. Dr. Brinckmeyer is a co-founder and Artistic Director for the Hill Country Youth Chorus in San Marcos, Texas.