THE JOY OF SONG
Saturday, September 11th 2021
LOCATION: Metcalf School ISU
Let us make a joyful noise with our first instrument. Come join us as we make music with our voices. We will experience songs, games, chants and rhymes from grades K-5. Let us enjoy instrumental music, movement and song all working in harmony.
DR. PATRICK WARE holds degrees from Westfield State University, Radford University and Shenandoah Conservatory. Having completed Level III Orff Schulwerk training and basic pedagogy apprenticeship he has taught movement and recorder for Carnegie Mellon and the Worcester Orff Institute’s Certification Programs. He is currently movement instructor for the University of Memphis certification program. Patrick teaches K-5 elementary music and chorus in Prince William County, Virginia. Works by Dr. Ware are published through Beatin’ Path Publications.
MOVEMENT AND MORE IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM
Saturday, October 16th 2021
CHARISSA DUNCANSON (kuh- rih-suh dung-kin-sen) has taught K-5th grade general music in the Metro Detroit Area since 2014 and currently teaches K-8th in Detroit Public Schools. As a professional, she has presented locally and internationally. Being an avid advocate for music education, Ms. Duncanson has served on multiple boards for music education associations including MMEA Michigan, Detroit Orff Schulwerk Association, and The American Orff Schulwerk Association . In her spare time Charissa loves to craft and go on walks with her husband and dog, Maizey.
Saturday, February 26th 2022
LOCATION: Millikin University
DR. RACHEL GRIMSBY is a passionate educator, with experience teaching elementary general music, choral music, and music in early childhood. She holds degrees from East Carolina University, The University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music, and Michigan State University. Her research interests include the professional development and collaborative needs of inservice teachers and paraprofessionals, course work for undergraduates and graduate students in teaching music to students with disabilities, and music and language acquisition in students with disabilities. Rachel is the co-author of two publications; First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk, and Feierabend Fundamentals: History, Philosophy, and Practice. She also has been published in the Orff Echo and the Journal of Music Teacher Education. Rachel is fully certified in Feierabend, Kodály, Orff, and holds GIML Elementary I and II certificates. She also is a teacher trainer for both First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege Level 1 and 2. Rachel is a member of AERA, AOSA, GIML, OAKE, NAfME, ECMMA and is a founding member of FAME. She lives with her husband and two children in Bloomington, IL.