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    Name: Julie A. Swanson
    Email Address: julie_swanson@pequeavalley.org
    Phone: 717-442-8268

    Hello, my name is Julie Swanson.   I am the Elementary Music Specialist at Paradise and Salisbury Elementary Schools.
    When you enter our music rooms, you will find the students actively involved in music, through singing, chanting, moving, playing, and creating. Our schools have full sets of Orff instruments for the students to play in class, such as xylophones, hand drums, African drums, steel drums, ukuleles, keyboards and various hand held percussion instruments. Through active participation, the children are learning how to read, write and appreciate music. The general music program also includes a Fifth and Sixth Grade Chorus and a Fifth and Sixth Grade Orff and Drum Ensemble.

    Julie has been teaching music to students in the Pequea Valley School District since 1990. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education from West Chester University.  Mrs. Swanson holds Level III certifications in both Orff Schulwerk and Kodaly.  In 2005, Julie was honored as one of the twelve finalists for the Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.She currently serves as a cooperating teacher for West Chester University.  Julie also partnered with the University of Delaware, were she directed the University of Delaware Children's Choir for three years.
    Outside of school, Julie sings with the Mastersingers of Wilmington and the Chancel Choir of Wilmington’s First & Central Presbyterian Church, where she founded and directed an Orff Schulwerk based children’s music program.

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Last Modified on November 11, 2016