Three Olentangy students have been selected to participate in the 2014 Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) National Children’s Choir. They are: Jenna, a fourth-grader at Cheshire Elementary School (CES), and member of the Lancaster-Fairfield Youth Choir; Rhea, a fourth-grader at Liberty Tree Elementary School (LTES), and member of the Columbus Children’s Choir; and Lola, a fifth-grader at Scioto Ridge Elementary School (SRES), also a member of the Columbus Children’s Choir. The three will join over 450 talented students from across the United States for four days of rehearsals under nationally renown conductors in Atlanta, Georgia. The event will culminate in a concert at the Atlanta Symphony Hall on March 22, 2014.
Kodaly is a philosophy of music education that seeks to preserve the musical heritage through universal music literacy and lifelong music-making. Several Olentangy music teachers hold certification in this philosophy.