2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

Help! How do I build a program in a small school?

Broadmoor Hall C

Katrina Hendrick
Bruce Randolph Schools - Denver, Music Educator

Katrina Hedrick’s work is centered in helping her students cultivate their artistic dispositions through integration of mixed ensembles, elemental music pedagogies, and culturally responsive teaching practices. Katrina began her career teaching at her alma mater high school on the land of the Southern Ute Tribe in Ignacio, Colorado, where she taught Band, Choir and Percussion Ensemble for grades 6-12. She now celebrates her eleventh year as a music educator at Bruce Randolph Schools in Denver, teaching 6-12 mixed ensembles. Katrina holds degrees in Music Education from Fort Lewis College, 2010, and Colorado State University, 2018, and earned her Orff Level’s Courses at UNLV-Las Vegas, 2014, and Metro State University in Denver, in 2021.  

Do you work in a small school with little control over the class schedule, your student roster, or access to resources? Are you the only teacher for K-8, 6-12, or K-12 school music programs? Or, do you have experience in similar settings and ideas to share that have been successful? Come check out this session designed to provide a platform to share ideas for teachers in various challenging situations for culturally responsive ways to build their programs into integral parts of their school culture and communities.

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