2019 Summer Workshops! *pricing different than our normal season (Sept–Apr); some are FREE
Orff in Murray! with Dr. Rob Amchin and Melissa Marotta
Orff Schulwerk: It’s More Than Instruments AND Artful-Mindful-Playful
August 24, 2019
Murray State University, PAH-Performing Arts Hall (Old Fine Arts Bldg)
216 N 15th St, Murray KY 42071
PAH-Performing Arts Hall is 2023 in the Old Fine Arts Building (through the gates & 2nd building on the left)
The Kentucky Orff-Schulwerk Association’s Melissa Marotta & Rob Amchin will be sharing lessons and tips to help you include the Schulwerk and processing for student success in your classroom this year! Join us for a day of fun and music making. Lunch will be provided as part of the $15 workshop fee/$5 for college students (w/ID badge).
REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/5US6YWQmUWCzVkxS8
Questions? Contact: Joan Eckroth-Riley: 701-400-6965 firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is encouraged so that we have enough lunch for everyone!
Instrument Hospital 101 with Lissa Ray
August 17, 2019
Veterans Park Elementary School, 4351 Clearwater Way, Lexington, KY 40515
Lissa Ray is in her 10th year of “retirement” after a teaching full time for thirty years. Her teaching experience spans preschool to adults. She is now teaching music to children three to six years old at Mercy Montessori Center in Cincinnati. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University and a Master’s Degree from Indiana University. She has completed her Orff Schulwerk Certification as well as Master Classes and Orff Curriculum. She attended the summer course at the Orff Institut in Salzburg, Austria. Lissa is a Movement and Recorder Instructor for OS Teacher Training. Lissa has presented at several American Orff Schulwerk Association national conferences and chapter workshops across the country. With the help of MMB Music she developed a series of Orff instrument repair videos that are available on TeachingWithOrff.com. She has repaired instruments for several local school districts Lissa has been active member of the Greater Cincinnati American Orff-Schulwerk Chapter since 1987. She recently served as one of the Local Conference Chairs for the 2018 AOSA Professional Development Conference in Cincinnati. She has served on nationally on the AOSA National Board of Trustees as a Region Representative and member of Technology, Advocacy, and 50th Anniversary Conference Committees.
*This event is offered at no charge thanks to sponsors: District 7 Kentucky Music Educators Association and the Veterans Park Elementary School Music Program. Event Coordinator: Johnnie Bishop
Lissa Ray will demonstrate proper cleaning and repair techniques using of a variety “patients” in her “Instrument Hospital”. These patients will include glockenspiels, xylophones, metallophones, contra bass bars and miscellaneous percussion instruments. Participants are invited but not required to bring ONE classroom pitched percussion instrument to clean under the guidance of Ms. Ray. Cleaning supplies will be provided for your use. At the conclusion of the PD session with Ms. Ray, there will be a door-prize drawing (must be present to win). The door prize is a complete repair and cleaning kit valued at $200 and donated by MMB Music in St. Louis. KMEA District 7 leadership hopes you and your students will benefit from this informative PD. Please reply to this email with any questions.
To register, please click on this link and complete the Google Form:
Schulwerk BYOV (bring your own volumes) playtime 2019
September 7, 2019
3901 Jenica Way, Louisville, KY 40241-1530, United States
You’re invited to spend a few hours exploring pieces from Volume 1 of the Orff Schulwerk. Bring your own volume (BYOV), a barred instrument (and maybe a recorder) and a small snack and we will have fun exploring Volume 1 together. What’s your favorite piece? How do you share it with your kids? Beyond that, it’s also a chance just to chill with one another for the afternoon. Dr. Amchin will make tea and coffee and have a few snacks too.
2019–2020 Season Presenters
“A Complementary Combination: Responsive Classroom and the Schulwerk” with Matthew Stensrud
September 21, 2019
University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center Ballroom
160 Ave of Champions, Lexington, KY 40508
Free parking in the lot on Saturdays
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
“Orff Schulwerk & Students with Special Needs” with Dr. Patrick Ware
October 26, 2019
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED in Rm 263
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.
January 25, 2020
Tully Elementary, 3300 College Dr, Jeffersontown, KY 40299
Presenters: Ashley Sumner and Kathryn Wigger and the Treble Makers Orff Ensemble
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
“Make It Funky: Building Infectious Ostinati To Facilitate All Musical Learning” with Dr. Tiger Robison
March 14, 2020
Eastern Kentucky University
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
Tiger Robison is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Wyoming, where he teaches courses in elementary general music methods, aural skills, world music, and supervises student teachers. Dr. Robison earned a Ph.D. in music education from The Hartt School, University of Hartford, a M.S. in music education from Central Connecticut State University, and a B.M. in music education at The Hartt School. Additionally, Dr. Robison holds level certifications in Orff, Kodaly, and First Steps in Music methodologies.
Before his appointment at the University of Wyoming, Dr. Robison was Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Maryland. Prior to his collegiate teaching career, Dr. Robison was a music teacher in the Connecticut public schools for ten years. After teaching strings at the elementary level for two years, Dr. Robison taught general music for eight years to students in pre-Kindergarten through grade four. He also directed a primary choir for whom he created original compositions and commissioned new works from young composers.
“Creating a Dynamic Learning Community with Traditional Dance, Song and Storytelling” with Peter and Mary Alice Amidon
September 26, 2020
Peter and Mary Alice Amidon are versatile and widely respected as performers and teachers who have dedicated their careers as artists to traditional song, dance, and storytelling. They are in demand throughout the United States as clinicians leading Orff and Kodaly elementary school music teacher workshops on traditional dance, song, and storytelling. The Amidons have been headliners at several AOSA and OAKE national conferences and are honored to be members of the AOSA Advocacy Council. The Amidons’ choral arrangements for adults and children are being sung by choruses throughout the United States and the UK. The Amidons are both former elementary school music teachers. For more information please visit http://www.amidonmusic.com