Freed-Hardeman Music Teacher to Speak at Colloqium
A Freed-Hardeman University music instructor has been invited to speak at the biennial national symposium for teachers of general music methods. Sarah E. Burns will speak on “The Last Music Class: Relevance for a Lifetime” at the colloquium being conducted May 15-19 in Mountain Lake, Va.
The colloquium is sponsored by the Society of Music Teacher Education/MENC: The National Association for Music Education, Indiana University, and Middle Tennessee State University. The program theme is “Changing Perspectives, Evolving Practices.”
“Secondary general music is often students’ last formal music class and it is the area in which pre-service teachers received the least guidance, “ she said. Her presentation will offer a general music curriculum that reinforces musical foundations while making content relevant to students’ futures.
Burns, a music instructor and coordinator of the music program at FHU, is a doctoral candidate at Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va. She has taught general and vocal music for 17 years. She directs the newly organized Standing Room Only show choir and sponsors the university’s Collegiate Musicians/MENC student chapter.