||Associate Professor of Music
Ph.D., Kansas State University
M.M., Kansas State University
B.M.E., Baker University
||103 Conservatory of Music
Orff-Schulwerk: Music and Movement Education, Student Assessment and Evaluation
Connie Hale is associate professor of elementary music methods. She has taught at Winthrop since 2005. Dr. Hale teaches music methods classes to majors and non-majors. She also supervises field experiences and interns. During the summer, Dr. Hale is the director and on the faculty of Winthrop's Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Program.
For many years, Dr. Hale taught in the public schools. In 2005, she was presented the Kansas Outstanding Music Teacher Award by the Kansas Music Educators' Association. Dr. Hale has experience writing successful grant that have funded artist residencies, classroom technology, and literacy materials. She has experience directing children and adult choirs. She also has been involved in directing community musical productions and children's summer theatre.
Dr. Hale is active as a clinician and has presented at district, state and national conferences and workshops. Session titles include "Introduction to Orff-Schulwerk," "Learning from the Learner," and "Bearden, Branford and the Blues." Her articles have appeared in national peer-reviewed journals such as The Orff Echo and Music Educators Journal. Currently, she is serving on the Music Educators Journal Advisory Board.
Dr. Hales training includes I-III Orff-Schulwerk Certification, Master Class with Jos Wuytack, and study at the International Summer Course at the Orff Institute in Salzburg. She is an approved American Orff-Schulwerk Association movement and recorder teacher for Orff-Schulwerk certification classes.
Hale is an active member of AOSA. She was college credit chairperson and helped host the 2008 AOSA National Conference. She also is a member of the National Association for Music Education, American Choral Director’s Association, Organization of American Kodaly Educators, and Pi Kappa Lambda.