Manju Durairaj: “Moving On”

Moving On:  Exploring Multicultural Music, Stories and Creative Movement

Session Description

Participants will explore developing movement ideas from steady beat activities, to folk dances and creative dance. Participants will sing, create movement and speech pieces using ‘sargam’and ‘bol’ solfegge and rhythm syllables in Indian music.

About Manju

Manju Durairaj was born and raised in India. She studied in London, England, and was involved in graduate research projects on comparative pedagogical practices of Indian (carnatic) and Western Music. She graduated with her second master’s degree from VanderCook College of Music, Chicago.  Manju is also certified in Orff-Schulwerk, completing her levels at VanderCook College, George Mason University, and at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria.

Manju currently teaches pre K-5 general music at the Latin School of Chicago. She is president-elect of the Greater Chicago Orff Chapter. She has presented at ILMEA, MKMEA and MENC and has been published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.

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