In honor of Music in Our Schools Month, ACEMM would like to reintroduce ourselves as well as give away a few items for music and movement educators to enjoy.

Lisa Sempsey

Director for the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement. 

Lisa Sempsey is currently the kindergarten through 6th grade general music teacher and 4th-6th grade strings teacher at Farmdale Elementary School in Hempfield School District in Lancaster County, PA as well as adjunct professor of music education in both the undergraduate and graduate music education programs at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA.  Lisa earned her B.S. in Music Education and M.Ed. in Leadership for Teaching and Learning from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.  She has also completed all three levels of both Kodaly and Orff-Schulwerk training as well as one level of World Music Drumming training.  Additionally, she serves as the Elementary Representative for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Professional Development Committee.  Lisa enjoys collaborating with educators and students through leading workshop sessions around the country on varying topics, but especially integrating technology, curriculum design and assessment, choral repertoire for young singers, pedagogy in an active music classroom, and helping students develop their musical voice through composition and arranging.

Lisa lives in Lititz, PA with her husband, Bob, their son, Connor, and their rambunctious Goldendoodle, Alby.


Lisa’s Favorite Thing

“Puppets are playful and purposeful in a music and movement classroom.  They allow students to really open up and develop their singing voice, practice audiation, learn about rhythm, and so much more!  And my favorite puppets are a combination of ‘hiding’ puppets, finger puppets, and traditional ones.  They help student engage their imaginations while singing, moving, and learning about new concepts.” -Lisa Sempsey

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