Bassist

EGM Division Vice President Elect

The following individuals are on the ballot for the position of Elementary General Music (EGM) Division Vice President Elect:

 

Rachel Aupperle

Educational Degrees and Schools:

University of Illinois - Vocal Music Education

Illinois State University - Masters of Music Education

 

Teaching Experience:

Roanoke-Benson CUSD 60, K-12 Vocal Music and General Music Educator, 4 years

Fisher Grade School, K-8 Vocal Music and General Music Educator, 6 years

 

ILMEA Leadership Experience/Achievements or Awards:

ILMEA District 3 Elementary General Music Representative, 5 years

ILMEA Emerging Leaders Conference Attendee, 2014

Vice-President, Heart of Illinois Orff Chapter

 

Why would you like to run for this position?

I am very passionate about teaching general music. In recent years, ILMEA has been making great strides to reach out and provide valuable resources for teachers in general music positions. I hope to continue building that bond and provide general music teachers with relevant and useful professional development, support and networking opportunities to help make them more successful at what they do.



Manju Durairaj

Educational Degrees and Schools:

Orff Teacher - Orff Institut, Salzburg, Austria

MMEd. VanderCook College of Music, Chicago

MA Music Education, Middlesex University, London, UK

 

Teaching Experience:

2009-present - Adjunct Professor, VanderCook College of Music, Chicago

2003-present - Music Teacher, Latin School of Chicago, Chicago

 

ILMEA Leadership Experience/Achievements or Awards:

ILMEA Emerging Leaders' Conference 2014

ILMEA Elementary General Music Council - 2 years

Presenter ILMEA (since 2009)/Summer Learning Series facilitator (2014-present)

President Greater Chicago American Orff Schulwerk Association - 2012-2014

AOSA Diversity Council -2013-2015

 

Why would you like to run for this position?

A child’s lifelong journey to understanding, appreciation, enjoyment, and performance of music begins in the pre-school and elementary music classrooms. It is therefore absolutely essential that the music teachers who teach young children are supported professionally in the best possible way through quality professional development, updated communication of best instructional practices, and advocacy resources for their programs.

 

 

 

 

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