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SCA Teacher Travels to Nashville

Mrs. Angy Bounds at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee

Mrs. Angy Bounds at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee

Summit Christian Academy Teacher Travels to Nashville

(Lee’s Summit, MO)- Summit Christian Academy (SCA) Elementary Music Director Angy Bounds just returned from the National Music Educator’s Conference.  Nearly 1300 teachers across the nation applied to attend the conference sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and Mrs. Bounds was 1 of 30 selected to attend.

“Wow!  Was I selected to go to Nashville?  How would this all work out?  Can I take that many days off from my students?” were some of the many questions that ran through the head of Mrs. Bounds.  “The answer came in a phone call from SCA Academic Dean and Elementary Principal Mrs. Gill: ‘Angy, you are going to Nashville!’”

“This was a real honor for Mrs. Bounds and as such, a tremendous blessing for our school,” said Mrs. Gill.  “Angy is a tremendously gifted teacher, and I am excited to see her implementation of all she learns.”

The conferences that Mrs. Bounds attended focused on national core music objectives, including improvisation and composition. 

“I gained new techniques and approaches for creating music with recorders and classroom percussion instruments such as xylophones, met allophones, and glockenspiels, in a very creative way, that we don’t currently use at SCA,” said Mrs. Bounds.

Mrs. Bounds attended other sessions that included importance of musical learning and integration process, and exploring iPad technology in elementary music education.

“Intentional integration of meaningful technology is a school-wide objective.  Like most subject areas, the music industry is rapidly changing due to advancements in digitization.  I am thrilled to have teachers like Mrs. Bounds who not only keep up, but who also push students forward, exposing them to the necessary tools which will take their personal talents as far as they want to go,” said Mrs. Gill. 

“I have a whole new arsenal of apps to try!  I’m so looking forward to unpacking these with my students,” said Mrs. Bounds.