Upcoming Heart of Illinois Orff Workshops Dates

Orff workshops are an excellent way to gain valuable knowledge and get observation hours! There are a few workshops this semester that are easily accessible, and fairly close. Check it out!

ROB AMCHIN
Musical Adventures through Orff Process    
Saturday, Sept. 10th    2016
                                         
Metcalf School,
ISU campus, Normal

9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Explore ideas to make your classroom come alive with music and movement through Orff pedagogy.  Sing, dance, paint, play, and explore!
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Dr. Amchin is a distinguished professor of Music Education at the University of Louisville.
His training includes studies at the Orff Institute (Salzburg), New England Conservatory, Memphis State, Hofstra University, Hamline University and the University of Michigan. His publications include numerous collections of materials for the elementary general classroom. A sought after Orff pedagogue, Dr. Amchin has taught Orff teacher training courses, master classes and workshops at local, state and national events throughout the world.

 

LISA SULLIVAN
Technology with Integrity in the Orff Classroom
Saturday, October 15th  2016
Metcalf School,
ISU campus, Normal
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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This session will explore active lessons based on the Orff Schulwerk process.  Each lesson will include PowerPoint visuals that can aid in better student understanding.  Lessons will be presented that offer efficient ways to include speech, singing, movement, instruments, & improvisation into our elementary music classrooms!
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 Lisa Sullivan has taught music at Mohawk Trails Elementary for 27 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Butler University and  Master’s degree in Elementary Administration from Ball State University. Mrs. Sullivan currently serves as a Region Representative for the American Orff Schulwerk Association. She is trained as an Orff Schulwerk Specialist and teaches the Orff certification classes at Anderson University and DePaul University during the summer. 

 

LYNN KLEINER
An Enchanted Journey:  Offering Something Unique and Challenging for Every Stage of Development through Orff Schulwerk
Saturday, February 25th  2017
Millikin University, Decatur
Perkinson Music Center 
9:00 am -3:00 pm, potluck lunch

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Lynn’s 35+ years of experience covers all age groups, infants to adults.  She will share the types of activities that have had the most impact.  This includes pitch matching games, movement, improvisation, Orff accompaniment, recorder, drama, and more for early childhood and elementary.  Don’t miss this exciting full-day workshop.
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Lynn Kleiner is an internationally recognized leader in music education and has been teaching since 1978. She is the founder and director of Music Rhapsody, a music school teaching thousands of children, infants through teens. Awarded the prestigious Oppenheim Award, Lynn’s instrument and DVD kits for children have also received the Dove Award and are recommended by the National Parenting Association. Lynn has several books and CD’s, which have won the Creative Child Award, and her own line of percussion instruments through REMO. She is a popular and frequent presenter around the world.

For even more information, visit http://www.heartofillinoisorff.org/. Consider going to one of more of these incredible workshops!

 

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