Volume VIII No. 2 | August 15, 2019
2 Reminders
The 2019 MMAMTA Fall Workshop is August 24 (Sat) at 9am-2:30pm , featuring Dr. Laura Wiebe, held at the First Baptist Church, 301 E. Capitol Ave. in Jefferson City. (Thank you, Denise and Jan.) RSVP for Panera Catered Lunch, by August 20 to Dr. Janice Wenger: WegerJ@missouri.edu. You can also bring your own lunch. ALL the information is now available at https://www.mmamta.org/calendar.html .

MMAMTA Potluck Party is TOMORROW, August 16 (Fri) at 12pm, at Dr. Peter Miyamoto and Ayako Tsuruta's home at 2713 Burrwood Dr in Columbia. Kindly RSVP today if you haven't already . Help me double check the Handbook info so that it can get published on August 24 as an electronic booklet.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Exercises for encouraging rhythmic precision andnuance / expression - Beat, division, multiple - Using space, energy, movement to embody the different levels of the beat. - Moving specific rhythms such as dotted rhythms, triplets - Tempo: different movements and feelings for various tempi 
Rhythmic Solfege

Activities and exercises for building aural skills - Harmonic dictation - Creating triads using small groups of people standing and singing in different positions - Singing and stepping structures using the “living staff”—a large staff that is placed on the floor - The use of systemizations: pattern-based sequences to build concentration and accuracy - The use of different kinds of canons - visual tactile, aural, rhythmic 
Music Games

Using the piano and/or simple props for introducing rhythmic concepts and / or building concentration 
About Dr. Laura Wiebe
Originally from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Dr. Laura Wiebe is a versatile singer, conductor, pianist, and pedagogue. She currently serves as  Assistant Professor of Music in the Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. At Central Methodist, Dr. Wiebe conducts the Conservatory Singers and teaches applied voice, music history, aural skills, and choral arranging. In addition, she serves as a staff pianist and singer at Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Wiebe previously served as Director of Choral Activities at Indian Hills Community College and adjunct instructor at Coe College, both in Iowa. Dr. Wiebe’s solo engagements as a mezzo-soprano include performances with the Missouri Symphony; the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra; the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra; and Ensemble: Périphérie. She has performed on faculty recitals at Central Methodist University, Lincoln University, Indian Hills Community College, and Coe College. A jazz singer since high school, Dr. Wiebe has also performed with a variety of jazz artists and ensembles throughout the Midwest, including the Des Moines Big Band, and recently as a featured artist on the Missouri United Methodist Concert Series. Dr. Wiebe is a candidate for the internationally recognized Dalcroze certificate through the Dalcroze School of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado. She is especially interested in applications of the Dalcroze approach to solo and ensemble singing. Dr. Wiebe's other professional and research interests include choral and vocal pedagogy, and the revival of Renaissance choral music in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century England. In 2011, she was awarded  T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Iowa for research in Oxford and London. Dr. Wiebe received DMA  in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa under Timothy Stalter; an MM in Choral Conducting from the University of  Wisconsin-Madison under Beverly Taylor; and a BA in music with honors from North Park University (Chicago), where she studied conducting  with Tom Zelle and Rollo Dilworth and piano with Kuang-Hao Huang, Dora Alanen, and Kimberly Schmidt. Dr. Wiebe is a member of the  American Choral Directors Association; the National Association for Music Education; the Missouri Music Educators Association; the National Association of Teachers of Singing; and the Dalcroze Society of America.
2019-2020 MMAMTA Calendar of Events (as of August 2019)