The Rhythm Guys Come to Campus

Larry Kusik and Adam Marcum, two very successful church musicians and former Lee Students, will be on campus March 20-21 to teach classes, offer workshops, and have one on one discussions with students. The schedule for their visit is below!

Wednesday, March 20
12:00PM – Q and A Session in Cafeteria

2:00 – 2:50  — Aspects of Leading Music for Worship (room 200)

3:00 – 4:15 –Philosophy of Music and Worship (room 200)

Thursday, March 21

11:30 – Q and A Session in Cafeteria

2:35PM  – Intro to Music Ministry Class  (room 200)

6:00PM – Working with the Rhythm Section (room 125)

8:00PM – Working with the Rhythm Section (room 125)

*Guest lectures open to any/all students

Jordan Kirchner Ford to Speak at Lee NAfME Workshop

Jordan Kirchner Ford is an Orff-Schulwerk specialist currently teaching strings and general music at Norwood Elementary School in Birmingham, AL. She is a wonderful violinist and has started a strings program at her school. Come and hear how she did it!

Ford will be the speaker at the Lee NAfME Chapter’s workshop on Saturday, March 23rd from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Humanities Building, Room 111. A two-hour observation credit is available for those who attend.

Topics covered will include strings in a non-strings world, the new challenges that arise as a new teacher at a new school, and how to make your experiences work for you.

Jordan graduated from Samford University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, instrumental concentration. Since moving to Birmingham, Jordan has been actively involved in both the music education and the strings communities, teaching private lessons and attending many seminars and professional development opportunities. Since graduating, Jordan has been actively playing in chamber groups, opera and musical theater productions, and in the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra. She teaches violin lessons at the Samford Academy of the Arts. Jordan is also a teacher at Norwood Elementary School in Birmingham, teaching both strings and general music. Her professional affiliations include NAfME, AMEA, AOSA, and the Alabama Music Teachers Association where she serves as Strings Chair.