Isabel Villagar
“La voz sí que importa: recursos para entrenarla”

November 13, 2019. 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Isabel Villagar has developed a professional career as a singer and educator. She won two competitions for official music teachers in vocal pedagogy. Currently she works as professor of singing at the multidisciplinary team Vocal Center that offers professional solutions for voice training, production and consulting. Isabel is Director of the delegation of the Spanish Association of Teachers of Singing (AEPC) in the Valencian Region, and the Association of Professional Musicians of Spain (AMPE) and promotes initiatives such as the Day of the Voice and Singing held in Castellón.






David O. Akombo
“Using music content as pedagogy across the school curriculum”

November 13, 2019. 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Dr. David O. Akombo is Associate Professor and currently serves as Interim Chair of the Department of Music in The College of Liberal Arts at Jackson State University located in Jackson, Mississippi. His responsibilities include being Director of Music Education, Graduate Coordinator of Master’s Degree Program, Supervisor of student teachers and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music education. Additionally, he serves as the primary liaison between the Department of Music and the College of Education. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Hon.) from Kenyatta University in Kenya with a double major in Music and Education, Dr. Akombo additionally holds two master’s degrees in Education from Point Loma N. University in California and a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He received his Ph.D. degree in Music Education from The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. With publications in Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education, Journal of Cultural Diversity, Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, and the Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine. Dr. Akombo maintains a reputation both as music scholar and researcher. He has appeared guest lecturer, and as clinician at regional, national and international conferences including Mississippi Psychological Association, Utah Music Educators association, Alaska Music Educators Association, Hawaii Music Educators Association and the Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine, among others. His geographical research areas include Bali Indonesia, Kenya, and the United States.


Ollie Tunmer
“STOMP-style Body Percussion for the Classroom”

November 14, 2019. 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Ollie is the director of ‘Beat Goes On’, a percussion workshop company specialising in STOMP-style Body Percussion and Afro-Brazilian Percussion. They deliver workshops and teacher training sessions throughout the UK including at the Music & Drama Education EXPO, the Music Mark Annual Conference and for numerous music education hubs throughout the UK. Beat Goes On also work with a range of international schools. This has included keynote presentations at the Latin American Heads Conference in São Paulo, BSME (British Schools in the Middle East)’s inaugural Music & Drama Conference in Dubai, Musical Futures Australia’s ‘Big Gig’ in Melbourne, a residency at North London Collegiate School Jeju in South Korea, Little Kids Rock’s ‘Modern Band Summit’ in Colorado, USA and numerous events throughout Europe. Ollie is a former cast member of the hit show STOMP and their sister show ‘The Last & Found Orchestra’. He is also an ex secondary music teacher and combines these to create experiences that are beneficial, memorable and great fun!

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