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Patricia Bourne is a veteran music educator who has taught preschool through graduate level students over the span of 29 years in four different states. During her long tenure as a teacher, she has presented workshops throughout the country on topics such as children's choral and classroom singing, curriculum development, classroom management systems, working with special-needs students, African drumming, marimbas in elementary general music, to name a few. Patty has guest conducted regional and all-state choruses in multiple states, as well as adjudicated secondary vocal solo and ensembles throughout the Northwest region..

A native of Kentucky, Dr. Bourne received the Bachelor of Music Education from Murray State University (Murray, KY), the Master of Music Education from the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK), and completed the Doctorate of Education from Arizona State University in 1990. Honors include induction into the Washington Music Educators Hall of Fame, the Northlake Region "Outstanding Music Educator" award, and honors from each university attended. She has been nominated, by students or colleagues, for "Teacher of the Year" in the Northshore School District, the national Disney Teacher Awards, and the Washington State Golden Apple Award.

Patty is a featured clinician with the J.W. Pepper Corporation and has served on the editorial committee of General Music Today, an online magazine sponsored by MENC. She currently maintains an active schedule as full-time teacher, guest conductor and clinician. Favorite activities include being with her family-husband Tom, daughters Katherine and Julie, and Tiger the cat. The Bournes currently reside in Bothell, WA.


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Patricia Bourne : Inside The Elementary School Chorus : 01 Book & DVD : Patricia Bourne :  : 9781429100106 : 30/2357H

Patricia Bourne : Inside The Elementary School Chorus

Review: Designed specifically for the music educator working with non-auditioned children's choruses, Patricia Bourne's "Inside the Elementary School Chorus" addresses everything from recruiting to getting kids excited about singing, from warm ups to programming, and from working with parents to budgets. In addition to helpful how-tos, this outstanding resource illustrates how children's choirs can become environments where participants learn a strong sense of community alongside high levels of musicianship. As an added feature, the book includes a DVD that provides sight and sound to the strategies shared in narrative. Organized to follow the book, its sections include: The general music classroom as a venue for vocal instruction; Rehearsal strategies for the public school elementary chorus; and Performances-before, during, and after. Don't miss this resource filled with down-to-earth approaches and inspiring ideas.

Songlist: Preface, Acknowledgements, The General Music Teacher as Children's Choir Director, The Child Singing Voice, Membership in the Non-Select Chorus, Repertoire, Materials, and Resources, Rehearsal and Management Strategies, Purposeful Performances, Final Thoughts, Recommended Repertoire, Bibliography and Selected Resources, About the Author, Credits for Inside the Elementary School Chorus DVD, DVD Contents

5485b 01 Book & DVD $39.95 Children's Choir Development

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