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Garner, Leigh Ann

Summer Graduate Program - Director, Kodály
Degree
Ed. D. University of St. Thomas
Phone
(651) 962-5870
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5870
Mail
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., LOR 103
St. Paul, MN 55105

Dr. Leigh Ann Garner teaches elementary classroom and choral music at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Hastings, MN. In addition, she is the Director of the Kodály Institute at the University of St. Thomas, where she teaches pedagogy courses Levels I and II, Folksong Analysis and Materials, and Kodály Master Class. Garner also taught on the Kodály faculty at Wichita State University. 

A sought-after clinician, leader, and facilitator, Garner teaches interactive workshops throughout the United States specializing in early childhood music, Kodály-inspired pedagogy, curriculum development, standards-based assessments, and undergraduate music pedagogy. In 2016 she was honored as a Teacher of Excellence, and respectively in 2017 as an Employee of the Semester by the Hastings School District.

Over the past 20 years Garner has served in leadership roles at the state and national level for a number of music organizations. Currently, she serves on the Teacher Education Committee of the Organization of American Kodály Educators. In 2019 she and colleagues throughout the country co-authored Kodály-Inspired Benchmarks for Grades 3-5 that align with the National Core Arts Standards.

Garner is also the co-author of Music and Movement: a music curriculum for children ages one-five. Her most recent publication, Cultivating Creative Musicians is a resource designed for elementary music teachers. In addition, she is a contributing author for MacMillan McGraw/Hill music textbook series. Garner holds an EdD from the University of St. Thomas, an MA in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas, and a BA in Vocal Music Education from St. Olaf College.

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 741 - 01 Kodaly Concept/Level I See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

30128 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Daniel M. LeJeune, Leigh Ann Garner

Kodaly level I studies in musicianship and choral ensemble; materials, analysis, classification & retrieval systems; and curriculum, pedagogy and instructional techniques. Emphasis is placed on teaching grades K and 1.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BEC LL190800-1645M T W R F - -
BEC 1200800-1645M T W R F - -
GMUS 742 - 01 Kodaly Concept/Level II M T W R F - - 0800 - 1645 BEC 114

Days of Week:

M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1645

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

30129 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Casey M. Barker, Daniel M. LeJeune, Leigh Ann Garner, Nyssa M. Brown

Kodaly Level II studies in musicianship and choral ensemble; materials, analysis, classification & retrieval systems; and curriculum, pedagogy & instructional techniques. Emphasis is placed on teaching grades two and three. Prerequisite: Kodaly Level I (GMUS 741 or GMUS 750, GMUS 751, and GMUS 752) or equivalent.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 743 - 01 Kodaly Concept Level III M T W R F - - 0800 - 1645 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1645

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

30130 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Casey M. Barker, Daniel M. LeJeune, Leigh Ann Garner, Nyssa M. Brown

Kodaly Level III studies in musicianship and choral ensemble ; materials, analysis, classification and retrieval systems; and curriculum, pedagogy & instructional techniques. Emphasis is placed on teaching grades four and five. Prerequisite: Kodaly Level II ( GMUS 742 or GMUS 753, GMUS 754, and GMUS 755) or equivalent.

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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
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J-Term 2020 Courses

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