Upcoming Workshops

Workshops for the 2021–2022 school year will be held IN-PERSON. We also plan to offer virtual options so people can Zoom in.

Updated: June 30, 2021


2021–2022 Presenters


Aimee Curtis Pfitzner

Playful Possibilities

Active music making, diverse and inclusive children’s literature, songs, games, and dances? YES! Get ready for this fun-filled and engaging time together celebrating the many ways we make music creative, meaningful, and music-filled. A plethora of playful possibilities await whether you are singing, speaking, playing instruments or using only body percussion, virtual, hybrid, face to face or all at the same time. Come celebrate and play TOGETHER! Click HERE to see Aimee’s books.  

September 18, 2021

9:30am–2pm EST (30 min lunch)

4 PD hours

University of Kentucky, Singletary Rehearsal Room 

405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508

HYBRID

Metered parking and street parking is free on weekends. Read the signs carefully if you park in E-Lots. Some of the E-Lots are free to park in on weekends, but others are monitored 24/7.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NO LONGER OFFER A FULL LUNCH, BUT WILL HAVE SNACKS FOR YOU (BANANAS, WATER, PRE-PACKAGED SNACKS, ETC). IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS, PLEASE PACK WHAT YOU NEED.

Aimee Curtis Pfitzner has been the Lower School Music Director at Cannon School in Concord for 23 years and has taught music for 27 years. She holds a Masters of Music degree from UNC-Greensboro and completed Level I Orff-Schulwerk Training at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, Levels II and III at UNLV, and Master’s Level at the University of Memphis. Aimee is a frequent presenter at music workshops and conferences in the US and Canada. Her books, Hands to HandsHands to Hands Too, Painted Music, Sing a Song, Play a Game, and Playful Possibilities are available from Beatin’ Path Publications. She is passionate about music making, gardening, adoption, and anything and everything creative; painting, zendoodling, digital scrapbooking, making jewelry, writing music, crafting, and sewing. When not teaching or writing music, singing, or creating, she can be found musically musing on her blog, www.ofortunaorff.com 

K. Michelle Lewis

Innovations in Orff Schulwerk

Take a journey with K. Michelle Lewis as she shares her unique methods of incorporating the Schulwerk into her classroom. Participants will learn how to facilitate a drum drum circle, create popular music arrangements, use nature as an element for creation, and embody the Orff process as a blueprint for life. Please bring a smart device to the workshop.

October 23, 2021

9:30am–2pm EST (30 min lunch)

4 PD hours

University of Louisville, Room TBA

HYBRID

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NO LONGER OFFER A FULL LUNCH, BUT WILL HAVE SNACKS FOR YOU (BANANAS, WATER, PRE-PACKAGED SNACKS, ETC). IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS, PLEASE PACK WHAT YOU NEED.


K. Michelle Lewis is passionate about music education and strengthening community through Community Drum Circles.  A music educator for 24 years, she is currently the Music Specialist at Bloom Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition, K. Michelle is the CEO and Percussion Instructor at DrumSmart LLC where she maintains an active percussion studio, shares music presentations across the world, travels the United States providing drumming workshops for kids in Children’s Homes, is a published author, and the host of the Power of Percussion Podcast which explores the many facets of how percussion can be used to heal the body, mind, and spirit.
 
K. Michelle received her Bachelor of Music Education from Morehead State University, a Masters in Percussion Performance from Rutgers University, and an administration certificate from the University of Louisville. She received her Orff-Schulwerk Level 1, 2, 3, and curriculum training at the University of Kentucky and is trained as a Village Music Circles, Remo Health Rhythms, and Beat The Odds Drum Circle Facilitator. She also holds a World Music Drumming Level 1 certificate.  K. Michelle is currently pursuing her PhD in Music Education from the University of Kentucky. Her research interest is in the area of mindfulness and group drumming. Please follow me on instagram, YouTube and Facebook at DrumSmart LLC.
www.drumsmartllc.com

Chapter Share/KOSA 40th Anniversary Celebration

January 29, 2022

9:30am–2pm EST (30 min lunch)

4 PD hours

Time/Place, Room TBA

HYBRID

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NO LONGER OFFER A FULL LUNCH, BUT WILL HAVE SNACKS FOR YOU (BANANAS, WATER, PRE-PACKAGED SNACKS, ETC). IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS, PLEASE PACK WHAT YOU NEED.

Dr. Lorelei Batisalong

March 12, 2022

9:30am–2pm EST (30 min lunch)

4 PD hours

University of Kentucky, Singletary Rehearsal Room 

405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508

HYBRID

Metered parking and street parking is free on weekends. Read the signs carefully if you park in E-Lots. Some of the E-Lots are free to park in on weekends, but others are monitored 24/7.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NO LONGER OFFER A FULL LUNCH, BUT WILL HAVE SNACKS FOR YOU (BANANAS, WATER, PRE-PACKAGED SNACKS, ETC). IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS, PLEASE PACK WHAT YOU NEED.