Upcoming Workshops

Workshops for the 2020–2021 school year will be held online for the health and safety of our membership and presenters. Please check regularly for updates

Updated: January 9, 2021

2020–2021 Schedule

Our $10 Membership Fee covers all four workshops this year for FREE. See below!

*If you are a member and are unable to attend a workshop synchronously, please go to the workshop you want to view and fill out the linked form. There are specific links for each workshop

“Elemental Drama: Using Theatre in the Music Classroom ” with Sarah Richardson

October 17, 2020 

11:00am–12:15pm EST, Online

If you were unable to attend the workshop, please complete this form to gain access to the recording of Sarah Richardson’s workshop, her slide presentation, her workshop notes, and professional development credit. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScW6Ci1oSJhsDO1H9u_a5wSnc1hCSoKrQPa5KtORc4_RXhDiw/viewform?usp=sf_link


Chapter Share* 

November 7, 2020 

10:00am–11:15am EST

If you were unable to attend the workshop, please complete this form to gain access to the recording and professional development credit. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfcyCxReY7wiliVOcQwUyEMLQkCliyaCcl-v5Ibto8Kzd0DWg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Chapter Share with Hannah Gibson, Hannah Johnston, Melissa Little, Denise Washington and Jade Zilisch

January 23, 2021

1:00pm–2:15pm EST Online

Register here: https://forms.gle/d6cWfcaAs3rgsymA7

If you are a member and were unable to attend this workshop synchronously, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMG80LrBq4M3ttL4BRfFwNeK6QOaEuYkLi5KNGktx-NAHO3g/viewform?usp=sf_link

“SEL & the Power of Creative Movement” with Joan Eckroth-Riley

March 20, 2021

10:00am–11:30amEST, Online


As music teachers we have long known the power that music has for our students’ social emotional welfare.  During the pandemic it has become even more important that we care for the social emotional needs of our students. This workshop will focus on basic body movement patterns that aid in organizing the brain and body to help students develop happier bodies and align their brain patterns to create a more stable emotional state.  Come move and play with creative movement activities that will help children to create collaborative movement projects that help build self confidence, creativity, and self regulation.   

Joan Prof Pic

For over 35 years Joan Eckroth-Riley has been sharing her passion for music education with students ranging in age from kindergarten through adults. She currently teaches Music Education at Murray State University in KY. Joan is the author of “Everyday Improvisation” & “EveryDay Composition” published by Alfred, and is a contributing author to “Kaleidoscope,” lessons on the Music Standards sponsored by NAfME. In addition, Joan frequently presents workshops on the Standards, is a certified recorder and movement instructor for Orff Schulwerk courses, and serves as a clinician for JW Pepper & Alfred Music. Joan holds an MA in Music Education with an emphasis in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She is currently President of Quad State Orff Schulwerk, and a Past-President of the North Dakota Music Educators Association and Prairie Winds Orff. Joan was honored to be named the 2016 ND Music Educator of the Year.


2021–2022 Presenters

Aimee Curtis Pfitzner

September 25, 2021

Time/Location TBA