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06 Jun 11 Popular Songwriter Ready to Teach the Teachers

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NSAI Houston North Metro Coordinator  and BMI songwriter Connie Mims will return to the faculty at Kerrville Folk Festival Friday at 1:00pm, as part of the Texas Folk Music Foundation’s Professional Development  Program for Teachers,

teaching her “Songcrafters” class. Her topic this year is “Exploring Song Forms to Construct Great Lyrics & Melodies”.

This will mark the third time that Connie has taught for the festival since the Foundation began the popular program in 2001.  The program is free to teachers seeking continuing education in a unique Texas Hill Country setting. Curriculum is designed to assist teachers in meeting the objectives of Texas Essential Knowledge Skills (TEKS). Teachers can earn up to 12 hours of continuing education credit. The program is accredited by the State Board of Educator Certification and is open to anyone holding festival tickets June 9th and 10th.

Connie Mims is one of five coordinators who serve the 200+ NSAI membership in the greater Houston, TX metropolitan area.

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She facilitates two of their

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four monthly workshops and events offered by the NSAI Houston North Metro group and the NSAI Houston Central group. She has also taught several songwriting classes during her two terms serving on the Board of Governors for the Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy as Education Chair, producing the annual GRAMMY Career Day for high school students. In 2009, she was awarded “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” from the Academy of Texas Music . Connie currently splits her time between Houston and Nashville , writing and co-writing for a variety of projects. She tours and performs individually and with the group WHEATFIELD.

Connie will also perform at the festival on Wednesday at 7:00pm, as part of the “Shoulder to the Stone” ensemble featured in the Sundown Concert Show at Threadgill Theater.

For more information about the 40th Annual Kerrville Folk Festival, or Connie Mims, here is the link: http://www.kerrville-music.com/performers2011/k11_connie%20mims.htm

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