Upcoming Workshops

 


2019 Presenters


 Chapter Share

with Luann Hayes, Joan Stansbury, Kayla Collier, and Melissa Marotta

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/yg5leTs1qzzhTSoK2

January 26, 2019

9:30am–2:00pm

Eastern Kentucky University, School of Music, Foster Building

2400 Crabbe St, Richmond, KY 40475

Rm. 300

9:30-10:30  Kayla Collier
10:30-11:30  Melissa Marotta
11:30-12:00 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
12:00-1:00   LuAnn Hayes
1:00-2:00  Joan Stansbury

“When Two Worlds Meet: Pathways to Culture” with Dr. Janet Robbins

March 2, 2019

9:30am–2:00pm

Campbell Ridge Elementary School

2500 Grandview Rd
Alexandria, KY 41001

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

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Janet Robbins is professor emerita of music education at West Virginia University with specialization in general music methods, qualitative research, and world music pedagogy. Before receiving her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, she taught music in the Arts IMPACT program in Columbus, Ohio, where her career-long interest in interdisciplinary teaching and research began. Janet has presented at numerous regional, national, and international venues and published in such journals as Research Studies in Music EducationThe Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music EducationArts Education Policy ReviewThe Quarterly Journal of Teaching and LearningThe Mountain Lake ReaderJournal of Music Teacher Education, and The Orff Echo. Her chapter, “Practitioner Inquiry,” appears in The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education (2014).

Janet has served the American Orff Schulwerk Association in many capacities as co-chair of the 1995 AOSA National Conference celebrating the Carl Orff Centenary, a member of The Orff Echo editorial board, chair the International Outreach Committee supporting Orff Schulwerk professional development around the world, and past chair of the Research Interest Group. For more than twenty years, Janet has been on the summer faculty of the Orff Schulwerk Professional Development Course at the Eastman School of Music, both as a movement teacher and director of the Orff SPIEL teacher-research project (1991-1994). In 2016, she received the AOSA Excellence in Research Award.

Janet’s interest in cross-cultural creativity led to the study of music and dance in Northeast Brazil and intersects with her role as a lead faculty for Music Alive!, a federally funded faculty-student exchange project between WVU and Brazil partner universities in Recife and Rio de Janeiro (2006-2012). Her book chapter, “Crossing Borders: Building Bridges for an International Exchange in Music Teacher Education,” in Alternative Approaches in Music Education (2011) chronicles students’ study-abroad experience. Janet conducted research during two sabbaticals in Brazil (2006 and 2011) where she studied children’s games and traditional rhythms and dance of Northeast Brazil. She coordinates WVU’s weeklong Smithsonian Folkways Certification Course in World Music Pedagogy and recently joined the Fulbright Specialist Roster with plans to continue to expand her understanding of music, culture, and the many creative spaces for making and teaching music from a global perspective.

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“New Pathways in Elemental Music Making” with Dr. Rob Amchin

April 6, 2019

(rescheduled from last season)

9:30am–2:00pm

University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts, 465 Rose Street

Room 107

Parking is free in most of the surrounding E-Lots. READ THE SIGN. Hours are posted for when permit parking is in effect.

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

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Dr. Robert Amchin is a distinguished teaching professor of music education and serves as the liaison to the College of Education at the University of Louisville. He enjoys leadingundergraduate and graduate classes in teacher education in the School of Music. Dr. Amchin mentors graduate projects and also supervises student teachers in the Kentuckiana area. His training includes studies at the Orff Institute (Salzburg), New England Conservatory of Music, Memphis State University, Hofstra University, Hamline University, and the University of Michigan. He was an elementary music specialist in Spring, Texas and still works with children as an artist-in-residence guest music teacher. He is a member of the Kentucky Orff Schulwerk Association (KOSA), Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA), The National Association for Music Education (NAfME), The American Recorder Society (ARS) and the American Orff Schulwerk Association (ARS). 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 his career and is a regular presenter for KMEA. Internationally, he has taught in China, Russia, Austria, Israel, Poland, and Canada. His research interests include teacher education, elementary general music education, critical and creative thinking, world music, and Orff Schulwerk/Music and Movement Education. Dr. Amchin holds B.M. and M.M. degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music with specialized training in percussion and Orff Schulwerk, and a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan, where he investigated creative thinking skills in elementary age children.

 

 

 Chapter Share

June 29, 2019

Time TBA

Murray State University

Presenters TBA


2019–2020 Presenters


 

“A Complementary Combination: Responsive Classroom and the Schulwerk” with Matthew Stensrud

September 21, 2019

9:30am–2:00pm

Location TBA

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED 

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Matthew Stensrud is an award-winning Elementary Music and Movement Teacher and currently teaching kindergarten through fifth grade general music at George Mason Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia. He received his Master of Music Education from George Mason University and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He completed his Orff Schulwerk certification at the San Francisco International Orff Course in 2013, is an Orff Schulwerk approved Teacher Educator of Movement, and teaches Movement Levels in South Carolina and Oregon. Matthew is also on The Orff Echo Editorial Board and he frequently writes about and presents workshops on Responsive Classroom, Jazz, Effortless Movement, and Playfulness in the classroom. He was recognized as Teacher of the Year at Annandale Terrace Elementary School in 2017 and was the Spotlight Award recipient from the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement in Summer 2017. He also serves as Vice President of the Middle Atlantic Chapter of AOSA and was a key content contributor to the book Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE and Other Special Areas. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Workshop Description: With the implementation of Responsive Classroom in elementary schools across the country, music educators can be an influential voice in the successful use of this process based, community driven and exploration centered approach. Come and learn more about the basics of Responsive Classroom, how it looks in the elementary classroom, and why Responsive Classroom is a complementary combination with Orff Schulwerk. Join us for a morning full of playing, speaking, singing, moving and creating! From exploring energizers to practicing student procedures and from sharing teacher language ideas to ways to add mindfulness and yoga, this workshop is for anyone who wants to better their classroom community of musicians and learners.
Responsive Classroom is an approach to elementary education that leads to greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate. Inspired by elementary classroom teachers, Responsive Classroom teachers recognize that knowing our children developmentally and culturally is an essential part of teaching. Responsive Classroom creates an equal balance of social and academic curricula and employs this balance with students through an explorative and process-driven approach similar to what Orff Schulwerk teachers employ in their own classrooms.

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“Orff Schulwerk & Students with Special Needs” with Dr. Patrick Ware

October 26, 2019

9:30am–2:00pm

Location TBA

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED 

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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.

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 Chapter Share

January 25, 2020

9:30am–2:00pm

Location TBA

Presenters TBA

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

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“Make It Funky: Building Infectious Ostinati To Facilitate All Musical Learning” with Dr. Tiger Robison

March 2020 

9:30am–2:00pm

Location TBA

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED 

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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.


2020–2021 Presenters


“Creating a Dynamic Learning Community with Traditional Dance, Song and Storytelling” with Peter and Mary Alice Amidon

September 26, 2020 

Lexington, KY

LUNCH PROVIDED

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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

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