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Donna Poppe ON SABBATICAL 2013-2014

Donna Poppe ON SABBATICAL 2013-2014

Assistant Professor of Music; Chair, Music Education

253-535-7609 (office)



Music Education


M. Ed. in Curriculum and Integrated Arts, Seattle Pacific University

B.A., University of Northern Colorado


Donna Poppe began her music education degrees at Hastings College, Nebraska, and finished with a BA in vocal and instrumental music education at the University of Northern Colorado, where she also studied conducting with Wayman Walker and Howard Skinner. Her MEd and MA are from Seattle Pacific University in Curriculum and Integrated Arts, respectively.  She was certified in Orff-Schulwerk and has taught those training courses in Florida, Georgia and Washington.  Twice elected to the National Board of Trustees of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, she also served on the editorial board of the Orff Echo. Her sabbatical was spent scribing work songs at an archeological dig in Egypt, resulting in many international presentations and publications in the American Research Center of Egypt and the journal of General Music Today. Professor Poppe has taught public school music in Colorado and Washington, as well as nineteen courses at PLU, including adaptive music for special education.

WMEA, MENC, AOSA, Evergreen Orff Chapter, Rocky Mt. Orff Chapter, ISME, ARCE (American Research Center of Egypt), Cascade Youth Music Association, Northwest Youth Music Association, Drum Corps International, Seattle International Film Festival

"Dig, Move, Sing; Songs of an Egyptian Work Force"
"Arabic Children's Song and Dance" - both in ONEVOICE Elemental Ethics

General Music Today (pending)