Winter Workshop 1/23/21

Join us for GRAOSA’s second workshop of the year on January 23, 2021 with Kathleen Sullivan and Sheila Sullivan Buck. This will be a virtual workshop from 9am to 2pm with lunch and other small breaks. Membership forms can be completed online from the Membership Page. Single workshop registration is also available on the Workshop page. We are now offering CTLE credits for our workshops!

Kathleen Sullivan & Sheila Sullivan BuckTreasured Tunes and Tales: A Pandemic of Possibilities

In this workshop, participants will sing, move, play, and create using musical treasures old and new.

Kathleen Sullivan received a B.S. in Music Education from Nazareth College and a M.M. from Eastman School of Music.  She completed three levels of Orff Schulwerk teacher training at Eastman School of Music, three levels of Kodály teacher training at Hartt School of Music and Nazareth College, and studied at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria.  Ms. Sullivan received additional training in early childhood music with specialists in that field:   Dr. John Feierabend of Hartt School of Music, Dr. Donna Brink Fox of Eastman School of Music, and Lynn Kleiner of Music Rhapsody.   

Ms. Sullivan is a retired music teacher, having taught elementary vocal/general music for 29 years, mostly in the Greece Central School District.  In addition to her work in the public schools, Ms. Sullivan has participated in community and church music programs as a performer, accompanist, piano teacher, and choir director.  Ms. Sullivan is a past-president of the Greater Rochester American Orff Schulwerk Association (GRAOSA) and served three terms on the Board for that organization as secretary, vice-president, and president.   She has presented music workshops for GRAOSA, Nazareth College, and NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association).  

In December, 2015, Ms. Sullivan and Dr. Keith Koster of Nazareth College, presented a research grant paper “Standardized Test Scores and Instrumental Music Students Who Receive Pullout Instruction:  A Preliminary Analysis” at the NYSSMA Winter Conference, which was published in the May, 2016 edition of School Music News.  Ms. Sullivan was the 2016 recipient of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Musicians’ Award for Outstanding Music Educators in the area of Classroom Music Specialist.

Currently, Ms. Sullivan is working as an adjunct faculty member at Nazareth College supervising student teachers.  She is also the co-coordinator for the Orff Schulwerk Levels teacher training course that will now take place at Nazareth College.  Levels I and II will be offered July 19-30, 2021.

Sheila Sullivan Buck teaches vocal and general music at Sherman Elementary School in the Rush-Henrietta CSD.  Ms. Buck has presented for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association National Conference, the New York State School Music Association, TTOSA, WNYOSA, and the Monroe County School Music Association.  She has served the Greater Rochester American Orff-Schulwerk Association as President, Vice President, and Treasurer, and the MCSMA as All-County Coordinator.   Ms. Buck received her Orff Teacher Training from the Eastman School of Music, a M. Ed. From Roberts Wesleyan College, and a B. Music in Vocal Performance, summa cum laude, with Honors, from Syracuse University.  She was the 2014 recipient of the RPO Outstanding Music Educator for Classroom Music.   She was a regular member of the Mercury Opera Chorus. In addition, Ms. Buck is the President of the Rush-Henrietta Employees’ Teachers’ Chapter and a NYSUT endorsed member of the Board of Trustees for the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System.  She enjoys gardening and golf, spending time at home with her family and is super happy to be presenting with her sister today!

How to register and attend the workshop?

If you already have a membership for this year- You are all set! The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the workshop!

If you would like to register for this workshop only click our workshop page and scroll down to single workshop registration. Once registered, you will be emailed the Zoom link prior to the workshop.

A link to a form will be sent out through Zoom at the end of the workshop to request inservice/CTLE credits.

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