Faculty Bio

Interlude Presenters Bio

Kate Hagen

Kate Hagen teaches in the Iowa City Community School District and has twenty years’ experience working with kindergarten through sixth grade students in public schools. Hagen is also a licensed music therapist with a masters of music education from the University of Northern Iowa. She holds National Board Certification in Music for Early and Middle Childhood and has completed certifications in Kodály, World Music Drumming, and Levels I, II, and III certification in Orff-Schulwerk. She has presented at several state conferences and workshops, is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Iowa for undergraduate music education students, and is currently chapter president for First Iowa Orff. Hagen is co-author of the book Strum, Strike, Sing & Play: Artfully Adding Ukulele in the General Music Classroom, which was published in 2017. She has three children, enjoys flower gardening, and in her spare time, she and her husband remodel and flip houses.

Kate Hagen

's Core Class

Ukulele is an appealing and versatile instrument that enriches the general music classroom. Beginning with “Ukulele Boot Camp,” participants will learn the basics of playing, tuning, reading chord diagrams, and tablature to improve their own playing. As the week progresses, the sessions will explore a variety of pedagogical models for teaching ukulele to a variety of age levels. Teachers should come prepared to make music, move, and learn how to create space in their current curricula for this amazing instrument.

Kate Hagen

's Interludes

Music Connections - Kate Hagen
Thursday

During this session, Kate Hagen will be in her virtual classroom ready to answer specific questions and to provide one-on-one time with participants who desire additional information about elementary music related issues or music education concerns.

Music Connections - Kate Hagen
Tuesday

During this session, Kate Hagen will be in her virtual classroom ready to answer specific questions and to provide one-on-one time with participants who desire additional information about elementary music related issues or music education concerns.

Music, Visual Arts, and Media Collide
Wednesday

Arts integration increases student understanding by providing a much deeper level of learning. Explore several cross-curricular projects that have been successfully implemented into the elementary school setting. Participants will see student examples, explore curricular materials, and learn about funding sources used to support this initiative.

4:30–5:00 PM
Tennessee Arts Academy

Belmont University / 1900 Belmont Blvd. / Nashville,TN 37212

Email: taa@belmont.edu / Phone: 615-460-5451

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