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June 28-30, 2022

This course provides a bridge from research to practice by demonstrating how First Steps in Music, a curriculum rich in children's songs, rhymes, games and dances can develop musical intelligence, singing and movement skills, and expressive sensitivities. A model of parents and children playing together in the years from birth to 3 will be presented as well as a curriculum for 3- to 8-year-old children in classroom settings.

Registration Fee: $400 with 1 credit Continuing Education Graduate credit, $355 without credit

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Presenter Bio

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Missy Strong has taught general, choral, and instrumental music at the early childhood, elementary, and middle school levels for 26 years and is the host and Executive Producer of the Music Ed Amplified podcast. She holds a Master of Music Education degree from Rowan University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Education with a specialty in Early Childhood Development from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Missy currently teaches elementary general and choral music. She has served as the Senior Research Assistant for Music Together and was the director of children’s music education at Philadelphia’s historic Tenth Presbyterian Church for over a decade. Missy is a FAME Endorsed Teacher Trainer in both First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege. She is a Founding Member of FAME and the former President of the organization. A frequent music education consultant and clinician, Missy presents conference sessions, professional development workshops, webinars, and courses at the collegiate, international, regional, state, and local levels. She is a published author and editor with articles in both state and national music education journals and books from GIA Publications and Oxford University Press.