Conference Sessions and Presenters
Spice Up Your Recitals
Ideas on how to make your recitals more fun!
Games That Teach
Explore games that teach theory, musical terms and music symbols
Dr. Laura Koenig
To Trill or Not To Trill
The Hows and Whys of Baroque Ornamentation
with musical examples
Making Music History Relevant
Musician and historian Laura Koenig received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa as the first performer awarded the prestigious Iowa Fellowship. She holds additional music degrees from UCLA (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and UC San Diego. As a specialist in baroque and contemporary music, Dr. Koenig has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australia. In addition to serving as Artistic Director for the Anchorage Festival of Music since 2013 and director of AFM’s baroque series since 2008, Dr. Koenig directs Fair Weather Flutes (flute choir), coaches for Alaska Youth Orchestras, and teaches flute at UAA and her private studio. She also performs as principal flute with Anchorage Opera Orchestra and section flute with Anchorage Symphony Orchestra.
JAZZ BAND 101
How to read a jazz chart
HELP! I have to improvise for 12 bars!
Ideas for teaching beginning improvisation
Karen retired (2018) from UAA Department of Music as Professor of jazz studies teaching all jazz combo, jazz ensemble classes, history of jazz, jazz theory and private piano. She coordinated all UAA jazz activities and produced UAA Jazz Week for over 30 years.
In the past she has arranged, conducted as well as accompanied a wide variety of musicians and groups in Anchorage and Homer areas.
Motivating with Duets
Exploring duets that work!
After The Method Books
Suggestions on how to proceed
after the method books.