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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Music Department

Juli Weber, 2015 Summer Kodaly Program: Co-coordinator


Juli Weber received her Bachelor of Music Education at University of Central Missouri, then known as Central Missouri State University, in 1992. She was one of the first to receive the Master of Arts in Music, Kodaly Emphasis from UCM in 2013. She received her National Kodaly Certification from the University of Central Missouri in 2012. She studied under Ann Eisen, Laurdella Foulkes-Levy, Kari McCarty Proksch, John Paul Johnson, and Julia Shaw. She was the Vice-President (2010-2012) and President (2012-2014) of Central Missouri Kodaly Educators (CMKE). She currently teaches K-2 Elementary Music at McQuerry Elementary in Odessa MO.

Donna Owens, 2015 Summer Kodaly Program: Co-coordinator


Donna Owens holds both a Bachelor of Music Education and Masters of Music Education degree from the University of Central Missouri. She taught music in the Missouri Public Schools for 35 years at the secondary and elementary levels. She worked with the department of music at UCM to develop the Kodaly Summer Institute, which is now incorporated in the Masters of Arts degree in Kodaly Music Education and is fully endorsed by the Organization of American Kodaly Educators. Her instructors included Lamar Robertson, Joy Nelson, Sandy Knudson, and Ivy Rawlings and she received her Kodaly certification after completing her three levels of training there. She served as conference chair for the MKMEA divisional convention held in Kansas City in 2005. Donna is currently retired from teaching. She is the organist and adult choir director for the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Higginsville, MO.

Dr. Carla Maltas, 2015 Summer Kodaly Program: UCM Liaison

Carla Maltas

Carla Jo Maltas joined the Music Education faculty at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri in the fall of 2006. She is the coordinator of the Kodaly Summer Institute at the University. Prior to coming to UCM, Maltas taught general music education at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Maltas also taught K-12 vocal and general music for fifteen years in the state of Nebraska. Maltas holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and completed a Ph.D. in Kodaly Music Education from the University of Oklahoma. Maltas is a Kodaly educator from a nationally certified program and holds a Master's certificate in Orff-Schulwerk. She has been the state advisor for the CMENC Chapters in Missouri, and assists the Missouri State Arts Council in curriculum writing and grant reading. Maltas' research interests include rural music education, creating assessments for the New National Standards, the sociology and mentoring of music teachers, multicultural music, arts integration and the implementation of Orff and Kodaly methodologies. She is currently the chair of the Essig Instrument project, the National Archivist for the OAKE archives, and the International Parliamentarian for Mu Phi Epsilon.

Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith

Coordinator for Extended Studies

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Missouri Resident
Graduate: $276.25 + mandatory fees

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