FROM MUNDANE TO MAGIC
SEPTEMBER, 23 2023
When we are open to the wonder around us, it is easy to notice how small aspects of everyday life can provide an impetus for music making. Together we will create compelling movement sequences utilizing tangrams, discover the musical intersection between affirmations and ostinati, and engage in imaginative play with cat shapes. In collaboration with others, our time will yield ideas for making the mundane magic.
Kaitlin Beck is in her fifth year teaching K-5 general music at DC West Elementary School in Valley, Nebraska. Outside of the school day, she acts as the co-director and choreographer for the Disney Musicals in Schools program and sponsors ukulele club. Kaitlin graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2016, earning her Bachelor of Music in Education. She has completed her Orff Schulwerk, World Music Drumming, and Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy certification levels. Kaitlin is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Music Education with an emphasis in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas. She presents at the state and national level, often drawing inspiration from the natural connection between movement, literature, and the visual arts. Kaitlin currently serves as the Vice President of the Great Plains Orff Chapter.