October 2nd, 2021: Lillie Feierabend (In-Person Workshop)

"Around the World in Song and Dance"

9:00am - 3:00pm

About this Workshop

Humor, love, kindness and joy are universal. Folk Dance builds a bridge where we are offered a glimpse into another culture and are delighted to find ourselves looking back. A country's musical culture can also offer insight into its history, spirit, values, and heart. We can appreciate and begin to know a little about a people when we move in their footsteps. These delightful gifts, traversing not only cultures, but generations, can lead to greater awareness and global understanding.  This lively workshop will introduce participants to folk dances, passing games, play parties, rounds and clapping games from around the world. 

About our Presenter

Lillie is known for her work with young children and instilling a love of music within them. She has been an early childhood and general music educator for over thirty years and was a conductor for the Connecticut Children’s Chorus for seventeen. She has twice been honored with her respective district’s Teacher of the Year Award for her inclusive and innovative music programs, and in 2008 also received the Outstanding Elementary Music Educator Award from the Connecticut Music Educators Association.


She is a frequent clinician at local, state, national and international conferences, and has presented over two hundred sessions on music and movement development.  She conducts regional honors choirs and teaches weeklong workshops around the country.


Lillie is a founding and lifetime member of FAME, and became an endorsed teacher trainer in 2012. She is a member of CMEA, NAfME, OAKE, and ACDA, where she served as the National Children’s Honor Choir Chair for the 2010 Conference. She is a member and former president of KESNE (Kodaly Educators of Southern New England) and president of Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international organization which supports excellence in education and promotes the professional and personal growth of women educators.