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Rachel Ware Carlton

Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton, Assistant Professor of Voice and Interim Director of Graduate Music, is an award winning soprano who has performed on the operatic and concert stage. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Luther College. Dr. Ware Carlton has taught vocalists at the collegiate, secondary, and elementary levels. Her articles on vocal pedagogy, private studio management, and other topics have appeared in national publications.

 

Recent Posts

Scholarships for HFC’s Graduate Music students

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 3/24/20 7:36 AM

Hungarian composer Dr. Zoltán Kodály was committed to making music education accessible and understandable to everyone. To help foster and perpetuate Kodály’s approach to music education, Holy Family College offers two rich, unique summer music programs: the Kodály Summer Graduate Music Program and the Orff Schulwerk Certification Program

Holy Family College was one of the first to

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Topics: FInancial Aid, Music Education, Graduate School

8 FAQs about the 2020 Kodály Summer Graduate Music Program

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 3/10/20 9:34 AM

Holy Family College (formerly Silver Lake college of the Holy Family) was the first to offer a master’s degree in Kodály education and has since enjoyed a coveted reputation in excellence. Music educators can earn a Master of Music in Music Education with a Kodály emphasis in just four summers. 

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Topics: Music Education

Valuable Resources for Music Educators

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 2/27/20 8:50 AM

Taught by some of the best music educators in the country, Holy Family College's various graduate Music Education programs are designed to support practicing music educators in enhancing their musical and pedagogical skills to become leaders in the classroom and in the field of music education. 

Allow us to showcase some informative resources for music educators in addition to a few of the extraordinary thought leaders who

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Topics: Music Education

New Scholarship Opportunities for Orff Schulwerk Certification at Holy Family College

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 2/7/20 11:13 AM

 

Holy Family College’s Graduate Music program is expanding its offerings with the addition of its Orff Schulwerk Level I Certification program. This program isn’t the only thing that is new — scholarships are now also available for Orff Schulwerk Level I Certification program.  

This program offers its students an informative, joyful and life changing experience of music education at its finest. Keep reading to learn more about this certification program and new ways that you can make this certification a financial possibility.

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Topics: Music Education

Holy Family College’s Dr. Franklin Gallo Is Named Chamber Ensemble Director by OAKE

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 1/30/20 8:57 AM

 

 

Holy Family College has long been recognized as a center of excellence in music education, particularly for the Kodály method. Our program’s success is due in large part to the high quality faculty and practitioners who teach and lead the next generation of musicians and music educators in our courses.

One of our esteemed faculty, Dr. Franklin “Frank” Gallo, was recently recognized for his achievements in the field of music education with a role as Chamber Ensemble Director at this year’s Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) Conference.

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Topics: Music Education

Deadline Extended: There's Still Time to Apply for Our Orff-Schulwerk Certification Program

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 6/18/19 8:45 AM

We have some exciting news for all those who are passionate about music education.

Registration for our new Orff-Schulwerk Level I Certification Program has been extended by one week! The new deadline for application is Monday, June 24th.

This summer's Orff-Schulwerk Level I Certification Program is prepared to make history as we bring Orff-Schulwerk Certification training back to the state of WI. This program will offer its students an informative, joyful and life changing experience of music education at its finest.

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Topics: Music Education

3 Key Reasons Why Music Teachers Need to Learn the Kodály Method

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 2/7/19 8:38 AM

If you are a music educator, then you have probably heard of the major methods of teaching music: Orff, Kodály, Suzuki and Dalcroze.

But, have you ever really considered learning to use the Kodály method of music education? If you haven’t, you should. Keep reading to learn why!

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Topics: Music Education

Music Education Designed for the Child: Introducing the Orff Schulwerk Certification Program - Level I

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 1/10/19 8:51 AM

Love of music and the ability to engage with music is a lifelong gift.

This is why focusing on music education for the young is so important. Introducing children to music at a young age and allowing them to explore their innate gifts for play, movement, rhythm and creativity are top priorities for any excellent music education program.

There are many methods of music education, and each method emphasizes a different combination of techniques to unlock the child’s natural affinity for music.

In this blog post, we explore one of the major approaches to music education, the Orff Schulwerk Approach, explain why this type of music education could be transformative for your music classroom and introduce you to Holy Family College’s new Orff Schulwerk Certification Program.

 

Interested in registering for this summer's Orff Schulwerk Certification Program? Registration closes June 15 and you still have time to submit an application! Find out more on our webpage

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Topics: Music Education, orff

Connection, Beauty, Growth: The Kodály Summer Graduate Music Program

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 4/12/18 1:05 PM

When was the last time you did something that was both deeply practical and deeply fulfilling?

This is the type of experience that students describe finding at the Kodály Summer Graduate Music Program at Holy Family College.

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Topics: Music Education

A Life Devoted to Music and Service: The Legacy of Sister Lorna Zemke

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 4/5/18 3:21 PM

Do you have a particularly cheerful and humble mentor, teacher, or friend who comes to mind when you think about the people who have touched your life? Did this person also transform the way music is conceptualized and taught throughout the world?

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Topics: Music Education

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