Degrees and Certifications:
Masters of Music in Music Education, August 2011: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO Orff Schulwerk Certification, Level 1(2009), Level 2(2010), Level 3(2012) UNC, Greeley, CO Bachelor of Music in Music Education, May, 2004 Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
Mrs. Mary Manuel
WELCOME TO MONROE ELEMENTARY MUSIC DEPARTMENT!!
Come here for all things Music related!! Choir, Orchestra, Band, and General Music!!
MONROE ELEMENTARY: CONCERT DATES K-5 2022-23
Thursday, November 3rd @ 6:30 pm
Second and Third Grade
(Monroe 2-3 Art Show as well!)
Friday, November 11th: VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY (More information to come):
Tuesday December 13th@ 6:30 pm
CHOIR & ORCHESTRA
Tuesday, March 21st @ 6:30 pm
Fourth and Fifth Grade
(Monroe 4-5 Art Show as well!)
Thurs March 16th & 17th- TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS after school – See Mrs. Manuel
Thursday, March 23rd @ 6:30 pm- TALENT SHOW
Thursday, April 27th @ 6:30 pm
Kinder and First Grade
(Monroe K-1 Art Show as well!)
Thursday, May 11th @ 6:30 pm
CHOIR & BAND
INTERESTED IN AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC ??
(3rd, 4th, and 5th) CLICK HERE
MONROE CHOIR (Starts in September): CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR CHOIR
MONROE ORCHESTRA (Starts in September): CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR ORCHESTRA
MONROE BAND (starting in January): CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR BAND
Want to know more about Mrs. Manuel?? READ ON...
I am Mrs. Mary Manuel.
I was awarded my Masters degree of Music in Music Education from University of Northern Colorado in August 2011, during which I completed three levels of Orff Schulwerk. I received my undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, from Ohio Northern University in 2004.
I have a solid background in vocal and elementary music and I was actively a trumpet player through college. I have experience teaching K-5 general music, children’s choir, 4-8th grade choir, 6-12 vocal music, 4-8 musical theater, and 4-6 strings. I enjoy teaching students life skills through a musical education. Music education is amazingly rewarding: I love watching my students grow and I hope to create experiences that students will carry with them throughout their lifetimes.
No matter the age or skill level of my students, I find deep joy in watching them grow and experience music.
I believe all students deserve a complete music education through Orff Schulwerk, Social Emotional Learning, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and the Colorado Music Standards.
I believe that all students can sing with the right guidance through instruction and practice.
I believe in competency based grading to assess the necessary differentiation to fill in gaps in background knowledge.
In my experience, the key to teaching lies in the foundation of personal connection to students. This leads to student trust and meaningful content that will become a true part of their skills in education.
I believe that each child’s education can be enhanced through musical experiences.
If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Mrs. Mary Manuel