SongWorks in Practice (SIP)

SongWorks in Practice (SIP)

Jake Harkins presents at a SongWorks in Practice session.

SongWorks in Practice (SIP) virtual professional development sessions offer active, accessible, and engaging experiences in singing, movement, listening, and literacy study using SongWorks Practices, guided by the SongWorks Principles of Teaching and Learning. SIP sessions are hosted and led by SongWorks Certified Educators. 

These evenings were created to facilitate a way for our community to stay connected, share our work, and support and empower one another. SIP presenters and topics vary, and posted schedules are subject to change.

A SIP session is not an all-encompassing course. These sessions offer a taste of SongWorks Principles and Practices at play. More comprehensive training and experiences are offered at the SongWorks Summer Certification Courses, local workshops, and annual international SongWorks Conferences.

Upcoming Sessions for 2021-2022

Session 1: Monday, October 11, 2021, 8pm – 9:30pm ET


  • Molly Feigal (MN)
  • Alice Nordquist (MD)
  • Betty Phillips (OR)

Registration for this SIP coming soon!

Session 2: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 8pm – 9:30pm ET


  • Mary Roeder (CO)
  • Max Mellman (NJ)
  • Lisa Schoen (MN)

Session 3: Monday, March 7, 2022, 8pm – 9:30pm ET


  • Danielle Solan (Hong Kong)
  • Jake Harkins (VA)
  • Vicky Suárez (TX)

Contact Jake Harkins ( with questions or for further information about SongWorks in Practice sessions.

Recorded Events

SongWorks: Introductions and Inspirations (February 1, 2021)

This session included presentations by:

  • Alice Nordquist (MD): Come and Follow Me
  • Jake Harkins (VA): Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks (Mussorgsky)
  • Lisa Schoen (MN): Best Day of My Life (American Authors)

This recording is permanently posted in the Members Access section of the SWEA website.

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