TRANSLATING ORFF INTO A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT
Saturday, September 12th 2020
9:00-11:00 a.m. ONLINE
Worried about teaching this fall? Need some new ideas? Join us as we explore the Orff-Schulwerk process (Imitation-Exploration-Improvisation) in a virtual environment. As part of this workshop, we'll explore free, fun, and intuitive technology-based resources available to teachers in order to engage their students in an active music-making based classroom. We'll sing, move, and play in a virtual way!
DR SARAH FAIRFIELD works as a music educator and an Instructional Design Strategist in the Iowa City Schools, where she has taught for over 20 years. In 2010, she earned Ph.D. in Music from the University of Iowa. Prior to that, she spent many summers studying a variety of music pedagogies, including Orff, Kodály, Dalcroze and World Music Drumming. She successfully completed Levels I, II, and III, of the Orff-Schulwerk approach at St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., as well as a Master Class at the San Francisco Orff Course. Sarah has also served as National Conference Chair and member of the National Board of Trustees for AOSA.
WINDOWS, MIRRORS, CURTAINS, AND DOORS: DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Saturday, October 17th 2020
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. ONLINE
Using children’s literature in the music classroom is a wonderful way for students to reflect and connect with music concepts and each other. In this hands-on workshop, we will sing, say, create, listen, play, and move as we explore diverse and inclusive children’s literature. We will also explore ways to make children’s books come alive in all music classrooms – virtual or face to face.
AIMEE CURTIS PFITZNER has been a teacher of Orff-Schulwerk for twenty-one years, receiving her Master level Orff certification from the University of Memphis. She holds a Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Maine, Orono. Aimee presents workshops for local, state and national conferences and contributes regularly to her blog, ofortunaorff.com. She taught music in public schools in Maine for four years and has spent the past twenty years teaching at Cannon School in Concord, NC. When not singing, acting, teaching or presenting, Aimee can be found looking for sea glass in Maine, kayaking, running trails, sewing, painting shoes, doodling, and creating jewelry.
EVERY DAY CREATIVITY!
Saturday, February 27th 2021
9:00-11:00 a.m. ONLINE
The Orff Schulwerk process of imitate > explore > create allows students limitless possibilities for musical creativity both individually and in groups. While improvisation and composition are often end products of our work with students, they can also be integrated throughout all stages of instruction. Participants in this workshop will experience a variety of music and movement activities in which musical materials serve as departure points for incorporating student ideas that result in new and unique possibilities. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes, and bring a hand drum and a soprano recorder.
MICHAEL CHANDLER taught music and movement to elementary school children in Texas public schools for 16 years, most of them in the Lewisville Independent School District, where he was named Teacher of the Year at two campuses. In 2005, 2007, and 2013 his student ensembles were selected to perform at the TMEA Clinic and Convention in San Antonio. Dr. Chandler has presented workshops in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, American Orff Schulwerk Association, and numerous state MEA organizations. He has taught in AOSA-approved Orff Schulwerk teacher education courses at Southern Methodist University, the University of Central Arkansas, the Hartt School, Oregon State University, the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), the University of Memphis, and Education Through Music in New York City. He is the author of Everyday Recorder, Recorder Everyday!, an Orff Schulwerk approach to integrating recorder into the general music classroom.