WHEN: Saturday, September 9th from 9:00am-1:00pm. There will be a raffle with items provided by West Music - don't miss it!
WHERE: Hunziker Hall, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
PLEASE NOTE: We will not be offering livestreams via Zoom this year. Workshops will be recorded and may be viewed later on the Members Only page.
PARKING: The closest parking lot to Hunziker Hall is Lot 3. However, the gate at Entrance 3 is typically closed for workshops. To access this lot, enter at Entrance 4. Make the fifth right (where it says Lot 4 Row E) and follow until the road curves. Turn left after the Do Not Enter sign and this will lead you to Lot 3. For a map on how to access this lot, click here.
REGISTRATION: To register for the single workshop or the season visit our registration page.
Manju Durairaj was born and raised in India. She studied in Pune, India. She was involved in graduate research projects on comparative pedagogical practices of Indian (Carnatic) and Western Music at Middlesex University, London, UK. She graduated with her second master’s degree and K-12 certification from VanderCook College of Music, Chicago.
Manju is the Lower School Music Teacher at the Latin School of Chicago. She is president ILMEA elementary general music division, vice president-elect DEIA of AOSA, past president of the Greater Chicago Orff Chapter and is a certified Orff Schulwerk Levels Teacher Instructor. She is a certified Arts Integration specialist. She is an adjunct professor at VanderCook College of Music, Chicago where she teaches curriculum design and elementary methods graduate and undergraduate courses. Her continuing teaching education courses, on campus and online, include Culturally Responsive Music Education, Technology, Arts Integration, Curriculum Development, Responsive Classroom, and Redesigning Teaching and Learning for 21st Century. She is a doctoral student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champiagn.
She is a frequent clinician at various state, national, and international conferences. She has been published in the Orff Echo, Reverberations, Illinois Music Educators Journal, General Music Today, and the Journal of the Council for Research in Music Education. Her publications with Hal Leonard include InterAct with Music Assessment Levels 1 and 2, InterAct Levels 1&2 Student Activities for Devices and Print, Technology in Today’s Music Classroom and Dancing Around the World with Music Express Magazine.