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May 28, 2012

Welcome to the Amidons’ Website

Ohio MEA Post Conference Notes

NEW from New England Dancing Masters

I'm Growing Up
Fingerplays, Action Songs, Singing Games and Stories for Young Children

2012. Edited by Mary Alice Amidon and Andy Davis.

Rich Traditions and New Creations

Four-day, three-credit course for elementary school music teachers at Hartt Summerterm (Hartt School of Music, West Hartford, CT): "everything the Amidons know about: traditional dance, song, storytelling, literature/picture books, songwriting, and more.

For more information:

Amidon Workshops

or to the Summerterm website:

Harmony of Song and Dance

a new Country Dance and Society Week at Pinewoods Camp for "singers who love to dance and for dancers who love to sing".

For more information go to:Amidon Workshops

or to the CDSS website:

  • Post-Session Notes for 1-19-12 Oklahoma MEA Traditional Dance Workshop

    Post-Session Notes for 1-19-12 Oklahoma MEA Storytelling/Picture Book workshop

    Post-Session Notes for 1-20-12 Oklahoma MEA All-School Sing Workshop

    Post-Session Notes for 1-16-12 Wyoming MEA Traditional Dance Workshop

    Post-Session Notes for 1-16-12 Wyoming MEA Storytelling/Picture Books workshop


    The Amidons Listening Room and Sheet Music Downloads

    Over fifty Amidon song arrangements and compositions with more coming: sacred SATB (Christmas, Easter, other), secular SATB, children’s choir, songs for hospice singing, songs Amidons have written, and songs from Peter’s musicals, all for listening and purchasing (instant online sheet music download) with more on the way!

    Please go into the Listening Page:

    A Song in My Heart: 25 Years of Amidon Favorites

    A CD compilation of Peter and Mary Alice Amidons’ favorite songs for children. Read More >>

    New CD: Hallowell Love Call Me Home

    Hallowell, southern Vermont's hospice singing chorus, is pleased to offer this second collection of songs for hospice and healing...Buy it here >>

    About the Amidons

    Peter and Mary Alice Amidon are versatile and widely respected performing and teaching artists who for the past twenty years have dedicated themselves to traditional song, dance and storytelling.

    New Music

    From a Seed in the Ground
    The book

    2010. Arranged by Peter Amidon

    This is Peter's first published collection of children's choir arrangements, ranging from a simple a cappella grace (this is actually an original composition first composed for the Stearns/Amidon musical "Truth") to a playful, through composed 5-page arrangement for piano and treble voices of Connie Kaldor's marvelous song "From the Seed in the Ground.

    Book: $15