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Fall Workshop

Strategies in Part-Singing

with Georgia Newlin

Saturday, October 28, 2023
Location: Christopher Newport University,
Newport News, VA

In this workshop, examine the sequential development of part-singing skills in school-age musicians to help students acquire the ability to sustain a given voice part in a multi-part context. Purposefully identifying, naming, and teaching these techniques produces more singers able to fulfill their potential as self-sufficient musicians in a choral setting. Based on the book One Accord: Developing Part-Singing Skills in School-Age Musicians from Music Is Elementary.

About the Clinician

Georgia A Newlin, DMA has taught in early childhood and public school music positions for sixteen years and at the collegiate level for sixteen years. Currently, she 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 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, and Kodály Society of Ontario, as well as Choral & Music Education associations in California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia.


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 for the National Association for Music Education.


Georgia is the co-founder/director of Valley Treble Voices (Shenandoah Valley, VA), and has been the Artistic Director of the Waldorf Choral Society, Garden City, NY; Founder/Artistic Director of the Adelphi University Vocal Ensemble; Artistic Director of The Susquehanna Valley Chorale Children’s Chorus, Lewisburg, PA; and Co-founder/Director of Allegria (Children’s Chorus), 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.


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. Georgia holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Pedagogy from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, a Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Holy Names University, and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from West Chester University.


Saturday, April 6, 2024




Christopher Newport University
1 Avenue of the Arts,
Newport News, VA 23606

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Parking can be found in the rear of the Ferguson Center in the Ferguson Center Parking Deck (there is no charge for parking). After leaving the Parking garage head toward the rear middle entrance of the Ferguson building. We will have signs posted on the door. As soon as you enter, you will be in the lobby of our gathering space, room 106- the large band rehearsal room. Coffee/tea and light refreshments will be available starting at 8:30am.

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