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Berea Sound Archives - Appalachian Songs & Singing Games Project

This collection of lesson plans was created by Dr. Susan W. Mills, of Appalachian State University, based on the Leonard Ward Roberts Collection at Berea College, in Berea, Kentucky.

Susan Mills

Dr. Susan Mills is the Coordinator of Music Education at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Her traditional music involvement started with high school folk dance activities. She has played bass and piano for folk dance groups and at commercial country and bluegrass venues in Florida and has taught music at the elementary and middle school level.

Susan's Fellowship work at Berea, June - July 2007, focused on the development of teaching resources for elementary and middle school music classes that meet state and national music education standards.

The resources she developed are derived mainly from singing games, games without music, dances, folk songs, ballads and tales documented in audio and manuscript materials in Berea's Leonard Roberts Collection which documents many aspects of eastern Kentucky folklife.