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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Kodaly Key Contacts
Vicki Strode completed her B.S. Ed in Vocal Music Education from Missouri State University in 1994, M.S. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Southwest Baptist University in 2001, and is currently working toward a M.A. Kodály Emphasis degree from the University of Central Missouri. She received her National Kodály Certification from the University of Central Missouri in 2010. She currently teaches K-5 general music in the Wentzville School District.)
Matt Hanne teaches 6th-12th grade choir at The Independent School in Wichita, KS, and is on the faculty at Newman University where he teaches applied voice. Matthew also directs several church and community choirs. He has served on the faculty of Kodály programs at Morehead State University (solfège), and Wichita State University (Level III Pedagogy). Matt also earned his Kodály Certificate at WSU. He has presented at the National (NAFME, OAKE), State (KMEA) and local (USD 259) levels about relating the Kodály philosophy in the choral rehearsal. Last summer, Matt studied in Kecskemét, Hungary, at the 28th International Kodály Seminar.
Crystal Henricks currently teaches primary school music at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Her experience includes Nursery School-12th grade general and choral music, both in Chicago and China. She holds a BS in Music Education from Asbury College, Kodály Certification and MMEd from Capital University, Levels I-III Orff Schulwerk Certification from The University of Kentucky and Anderson University, and is an active member of the American Eurhythmics Society. She is an active clinician for workshops and choral festivals both in the United States and abroad. She has taught music pedagogy and folk song research classes at both DePaul University and VanderCook College of Music. She currently serves as member-at-large on board for the Midwest Kodály Music Educators Association.
Lisa Simmelink is currently a Pre-K-5th grade Music Educator in McPherson, KS and is also the Director of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church. Lisa has had experience teaching students of all levels; from 3yr old Music & Movement classes, to college music methods, to graduate Kodály certification courses. Lisa earned her undergraduate degree in K-12 Choral Music Education and Vocal Performance from Bethany College and her Master of Music Education from Wichita State University. She holds a Kodály Certificate from Colorado State University. Lisa is co-founder and past-president of Kodály Music Educators of Kansas. She is currently serving as the President-Elect of the Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America. Lisa has been the Level II Pedagogy and Folk Song Research instructor in the Wichita State University Kodály program since it began. She is an active presenter at local, state and regional levels.