Joy Anderson, a 28-year veteran music teacher and conductor, has worked with children from infancy through high school in public and private, rural, suburban, and urban schools.
She is currently Assistant Director of the acclaimed Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir in Harrisonburg, VA and teaches K-5 music and choir at Eastern Mennonite School, also in Harrisonburg. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Richmond, VA., a Master of Music in Music Education and Level I Orff certification from James Madison University, and Kodály certification from Capital University in Columbus,Ohio. Her level III instruction through Capital University was at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary.
A frequent guest conductor and clinician for local and regional school systems and music educator organizations, Mrs. Anderson has also presented at the national conference of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and has taught in Kodály courses at James Madison University, the University of New Mexico, and Midwestern State University in Witchita Falls, TX. Her writing has appeared in state and national music educators' journals and websites.
David Gadberry is a visiting assistant professor of music education at Susquehanna University during the 2012–13 school year, where he will be supervising student teachers and teaching music education courses. Previously, he held the position of assistant professor of music education at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich. Before returning to school for doctoral studies in 2007, he was a music specialist for Plano Independent School District in Plano, Texas, where he taught grades K-5. David holds a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Kansas, and he has earned certification in both Kodály and Orff-Schulwerk. His research interests include pedagogical use of folk music, music in early childhood, inclusion of students with special needs in music classrooms, and behavior management in music education. David is currently the secretary of the Organization of American Kodály Educators, where he has been elected to his second term of office. In addition, he frequently presents workshops at music therapy, music education and special education conferences at the local, state, regional and national levels.
Georgia A. Newlin, DMA is Director of Music Education at Adelphi University. She has taught in public school music positions for fifteen years and at the collegiate level for eleven. Currently, she is called on as a conductor for choral festivals and as a clinician for general music and musicianship topics. She is a member of the VoiceCare Network and is Past President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators.