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

Journey Around the Globe with Recorder 2

Colorado Hall A/B

Darla Meek
Texas A&M University-Commerce, Lecturer and Music Education Coordinator

Darla Meek serves as Lecturer and Music Education Coordinator at Texas A&M University-Commerce, teaching undergraduate and graduate music classes and supervising student teachers. 

Darla earned the Bachelor of Music Education from Dallas Baptist University and the Master of Music at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.  She is presently working toward the Doctorate of Education in Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction.  Certified in both Kodály and Orff Schulwerk, Darla is as a teacher trainer for the American Orff Schulwerk Association in both Movement and Level I Pedagogy for Orff Levels courses.

Darla has served as assistant conductor for the Mesquite Children’s Chorus and the Children’s Chorus of Collin County and as Children’s Choir Coordinator for three churches in the Dallas area.  She enjoys conducting elementary honor and festival choirs.

Darla has published children’s choir curricula for Lifeway Christian Resources and for Celebrating Grace, Inc.  She is the author of three books for elementary music specialists, Journey Around the Globe with Recorder! and Flight 2: Another Journey Around the Globe with Recorder! published by Sweet Pipes, Inc., and All Things Bright and Beautiful published by Chorister’s Guild. She presents professional development sessions for teachers at the district, regional, state, and national levels.  

Darla is a member of several professional organizations in addition to AOSA, including the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the Kodály Educators of Texas, the Texas Choral Directors Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Dalcroze Society of America, the College Music Society, and the National Association for Music Education.  She is a past President of the North Texas Chapter of AOSA. 

Darla teaches an Orff Schulwerk class for children at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. She is married and has two children.

Add another dimension to your classroom music making with the soprano recorder, guiding your students beyond simple drill and into the realm of making art with music from a variety of cultures. During this session, we will explore a child-developmental approach that can transform recorder playing into an integral part of the music classroom experience, rather than an isolated unit. With these performance-ready lessons, notes are introduced individually, in sequence, and in a musical context.

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