Virginia Organization of Kodály Educators
An affiliate chapter of the Organization of American Kodály Educators
VOKE Virginia Children's Choral Festival
January 14 and 15, 2023
About our Festival:
This is a wonderful opportunity for children in grades 4-6 to work with our amazing guest conductor Dr. Georgia Newlin
in a Kodály-inspired rehearsal setting.
About our Conductor
Dr. Georgia Newlin
Georgia A Newlin, DMA is an independent Music Education Consultant. She has taught in early childhood and public school music positions for sixteen years and at the collegiate level for sixteen.
Currently, Georgia is called upon as a conductor for choral festivals, as a clinician for choral workshops, reading sessions, and intermediate grade methodology, as well as a consultant for curriculum planning. She teaches musicianship, conducting, and ensemble in Kodály programs at Indiana University, University of Hawai’i, Plano at SMU, and James Madison University.
Georgia has established a new adult treble choir in Harrisonburg, VA (to be named this opening season). She has been the Artistic Director of the Waldorf Choral Society in Garden City, NY; Founder/Artistic Director of the Adelphi University Vocal Ensemble; Artistic Director of The Susquehanna Valley Chorale Children’s Choir in Lewisburg, PA; and Co-founder/Director of Allegria in Lancaster, PA. In addition, she has been a faculty member of the James Madison University VocalArts camp as well as the Children’s Chorus of Maryland.
Georgia is Past President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and is a member of The VoiceCare Network. She has presented at conferences of the Organization of American Kodály Society, International Kodály Society, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Kodály Music Educators in Australia, Kodály Society of Ontario, and Association for Music in International Schools, as well as Choral & Music Education associations in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia.
Music Is Elementary has published her book, One Accord: Developing Part-Singing Skills in School-Age Musicians, as well as her lesson plans for teaching music literacy through choral singing in The Crooked River Choral Project. Georgia is also published with the Ruth Dwyer Choral Series from Colla Voce.
She has had articles published in the Choral Journal, Orff Echo, Kodály Envoy, and Southwestern Musician, among others. She served for three years on the Music Educators Journal Advisory Committee of the National Association for Music Education.
Please visit georgianewlin.com for her upcoming schedule of events.