MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM
Music educators have always known that Music is a separate intelligence, worthy of our time and effort. What is becoming increasingly evident is that while developing our students’ music ability we are also helping to strengthen and develop the other intelligences as well. This is accomplished, not by compromising our musical goals and standards, but simply by manipulating the material that we are already teaching our students. This session will outline a typical elementary music lesson and discuss and demonstrate how the same material can be used to strengthen and develop music intelligence as well as other intelligences. I will share strategies and techniques that will support the Music curriculum and the Verbal Linguistic and Logical Mathematical curriculums, as well. By being aware of the impact Music has on the other intelligences, we are better able to nurture the whole child in our quest to help them become musical.
Lillie is known for her work with young children and for instilling a love of music within them. This is her twelfth year at the University of Hartford Magnet School and her thirteenth as a director for the Connecticut Children’s Chorus. In 1998 she received the Teacher of the Year Award from Canton Schools (CT) for her innovative and inclusive music programs. In 2008, Lillie received both the Teacher of the Year Award from UHMS and the Outstanding Elementary Music Educator Award from the Connecticut Music Educators Association. Lillie is a frequent clinician at local, state and national conferences. She also teaches at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Gordon College in Boston, and The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. She is Past President of KESNE, and a member of NAfME, OAKE, CMEA and ACDA, where she served as the National Children’s Honor Choir Chair for the 2010 Conference.