Teresa Granger, a native of North Carolina, holds the Bachelor of Music Degree in Choral Music Education from Furman University and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia. She also has certifications in Kindermusik and Orff. Currently the Music Teacher at Rocky Branch Elementary School in Watkinsville, GA, her teaching career spans over 30 years of elementary music teaching in Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Teresa works collaboratively with the UGA School of Music as a Supervising Teacher for Practicum Students & Student Teachers. In 2010 Teresa was asked to serve on the UGA Department of Performing Arts Education Committee.
Teresa is the Children's Choir Coordinator at First Baptist Church, Athens, GA, and director of the Joyful Singers Choir for children in grades 3-6. She has coordinated and served with summer music camps for children including the Summer Fine Arts Camp, First Baptist Church, Athens, GA and the Music and Arts Week at First United Methodist Church, Athens, GA. In the summer of 2013 she served as a Children’s Choirs Specialist clinician for the Celebrating Grace Church Music Leadership conference and for Church Music Georgia. Teresa was a curriculum writer for the Spring 2014 Growing in Grace Children’s Choir Curriculum. Most recently Teresa was a guest children’s choir clinician for the Shocco Springs Children’s Choir Summit for the Alabama Baptist Convention.
2016 Breakout Sessions
Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin'On
Preschoolers are always on the move. This session features simple songs with movement and instrument activities to keep the preschool child movin’, groovin’, and engaged in the making of music. Special emphasis will be given to songs from the “Be Strong in the Lord” Growing in Grace Fall Curriculum.
Let the Story Times Roll
Elective Special Interest
This workshop offers hands-on experiences in creating sound stories for children. You will use instruments, sound effects, props, and found sounds to create musical sound stories from Bible passages while teaching musical concepts such as rhythm, dynamics, and timbre.
What's in the Bag?
Discover gadgets and props in the bag that integrate hands-on activities to engage children in choral singing while developing choral skills. You will receive practical plans, props, and choral tips that are ready to implement in children’s choir rehearsals or school settings.
Implementing Growing in Grace Children’s Music Curriculum in the Combined Choir Setting
Younger and Older Children
Discover strategies and ideas in this session to help you make the most of Growing in Grace in a choir setting containing a wide age span of children.
Making Every Minute Count
This session focuses on early arriver activities, classroom management techniques, and rehearsal strategies to help make your next children’s choir rehearsal run smoothly. You will participate in hands-on activities and receive a “bag of tricks” to use in your rehearsals.