Music Literacy in the Elementary Chorus Classroom

Craig Knapp
Sunday, July 17th: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Phillips Music Center Recital Hall

Using Conversational Solfege, a sequential series of activities, games, warm-ups, strategies, and visuals will be shared that will guarantee results in creating a musically literate elementary choir. Connections to choral literature will be explored and choral packets will be provided to all participants.

Participants will learn strategies to integrate Steps 1-8 of Conversational Solfege into their elementary choral rehearsal that will enable their students to become more musically literate.


craig-knappCraig B. Knapp received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNYPotsdam. He earned a Masters Degree from SUNY Stony Brook and has studied graduate work at the University of Hartford, Ithaca College, SUNY Potsdam, University of Memphis, Long Island University, Hofstra Universityand University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, studying with renown music educators including John Feierabend, JosWuytack, Janet Galván and Will Schmid.

Craig is currently in his 17th year teaching Classroom Music, Music Technology, Recorder/Orff Ensemble and Chorus, grades 3 through 5, at the Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School in the Rocky Point Public School District.