LMMS


EARLY CHILDHOOD
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT ASSOCIATION NEWS!!!! (ECMMA)

SO CAL ECMMA NEWS!


The Southern California Chapter of ECMMA needs you
to help plan a local workshop in 2010
Please contact us through LMMS@juno.com for more information about the upcoming workshop.


LMMS


2010 ECMMA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
"Sing me a Story - Dance me a Song"
Keynote speaker: Jane Healy
Leavenworth, KS, August 5-8, 2010
information at www.ecmma.org



The 2006 International Convention was a great success! Thanks to all who participated!
ECMMA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2006
“Soaring Through a Rainbow of Music: Uniting Early Childhood Professional”
August 3-6, 2006
San Diego, California

The Southwest region of ECMMA includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii,
Nevada, New Mexico, Utah,and Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia.



LOCAL CHAPTER EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

ECMMA was founded in 1986 to be an advocate for music in early childhood,
to further the advancement and development of music education for young children,
and to serve the needs of educators in music and/or early childhood.

Our Southern California Chapter, SoCal ECMMA, strives to serve educators on the local level
through networking, resources and workshops.
The strength of the national chapter is directly related to the support of the local chapters.
The strength of the local chapter is directly related to the support of the members.

We are a relatively new chapter with lots of room for growth and support.
The officers welcome your comments and suggestions for meeting topics, presenters, meeting locations, and more.
You can help determine the focus of our chapter by becoming involved.
JOIN So CAL ECMMA: annual dues: $25. Membership year: July 1 through June 30.
JOIN National ECMMA:
www.ECMMA.org

The officers for 2002-2006 are:.
President: Sharon Mello SoCALECMMA@yahoo.com
Vice-President/Secretary/Treasurer: Marlys West: westfamily@cox.net

HISTORY OF SoCAL ECMMA - THE FIRST LOCAL CHAPTER WEST OF ILLINOIS

SoCAL ECMMA officially Chartered July 25, 2002
SPRING 2002
May 25, 2002, in Poway, at Let's Make Music School,
we elected our new slate of officers and began planning for the
regional conference to be held in 2003 in Southern California.

SUMMER 2002 June 8, 2002
DEVELOPMENT OF THE MUSICAL CHILD presented by Dr. Lorna Heyge
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach,
Dr Heyge is a renowned author and educator.
She is founder and president of Musikgarten/Music Matters, president of Foundation for Music-Based Learning,
and publisher of Early Childhood Connections.
She is co-author of the Musikgarten curricula and Chair for the Music in Early Childhood Committee
for the National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy.
Dr. Heyge holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music,
Northwestern University and the University of Cologne, Germany.

AUGUST 2002 Planning meeting
OCTOBER 2002 Mini-Conference, Pasadena, California
SUMMER 2003: June 10-21, 2003
CREATING COMMUNITY: EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Southwest Regional Conference Costa Mesa, California
featuringKathleen Jacobi-Karna, Laurel Beck, Sally Guerrero,
Joyce Hanson,Sammy K, Judy Blakeney, Sharon Mello, Marlys West

FALL 2003
October 18, 2003 MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR BABIES
USING A VARIETY OF APPROACHES INCLUDING ORFF
presented by Sharon Mello and Marlys West