Category Archives: General Music

MER 07: Music Technology and the General Music Classroom with Abbie Van Klompenberg

In this seventh episode we discuss how music technology can play a role in the general music classroom with Abbie Van Klompenberg, an outstanding music educator here in the Phoenix area. We discuss different pedagogical techniques she has used in her program, ways to develop lessons with technology, and strategies for getting started. Lots of great information from a great teacher.

Abbie recently wrote about her journey through the National Board Certification for the online music education publication Leading Notes.

About Abbie Van Klompenberg

Abbie Van Klompenberg
Abigail Van Klompenberg is a K-8 General Music and Choral teacher in the Littleton Elementary School District No. 65 (Avondale, Arizona). She earned her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Western Michigan University and her Master’s in Music Education from Arizona State University. Upon graduation from ASU, she was named Outstanding Graduate Student from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts for her accomplishment in the field of music education.

In 2010, Mrs. Van Klompenberg authored and won the Wallace A. Denehy grant, providing funds to create a digital music and composition lab in her elementary general music classroom. Mrs. Van Klompenberg has presented at the local, state, and national level including the 2012 Arizona Music Education Association’s Conference and the 2011 Mountain Lake Colloquium for teachers of general music methods. Other academic interests include creativity through composition, integration of popular music and popular culture into the music classroom, and project-based learning.

You can follow Abigail on Twitter @namelesstweet.

MER 05: Preview of the 2012 CBDNA Band Education Symposium

In this episode we get a preview of the 2012 CBDNA Band Education Symposium at Arizona State University. We talk with ASU’s director of ensemble studies and host of the conference, Gary Hill, and CBDNA national president Eric Rombach-Kendall about new ideas in music education and what will be presented at the Summer Band Education Symposium.

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