2016 – 2017 Workshops

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September 10, 2016

9:00 – 1:00

Sarah Hassler

Sing, Dance and Play the Orff Schulwerk Way!

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Get energized for your school year with exploring ideas how to use Orff process in creative movement play and folk dance. Dress comfortably and be prepared to use movement to reinforce and teach musical concepts. Part of the workshop will include a choral reading session with songs appropriate for elementary choirs and suggestions for developing tone, warm-ups and ideas for teaching. Choral reading packets will be furnished by JW Pepper.

Sarah Hassler is the music specialist at Cherry Tree Elementary School in Carmel, Indiana, where she teaches grades K-5. She has taught students ranging in age from toddlers through college in general as well as instrumental music. Mrs. Hassler is Associate Conductor of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.

Mrs. Hassler is a graduate of Capital University with a Masters of Education with Kodaly Emphasis and The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Music Education. She received her Orff-Schulwerk Certification and Curriculum from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota). She was the recipient of the Gregory Von Stein Scholarship from Capital University and the Gunild Keetman Scholarship from the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.

She teaches Orff-Schulwerk Certification Levels in movement at Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana and DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

Mrs. Hassler has presented sessions at the National AOSA Conferences; the Indiana Music Educator’s Association conferences; and, the National OAKE Conference. In addition to presenting workshops, she enjoys serving as guest conductor of children’s choirs. This coming year she will serve as the IMEA Elementary Honors Choir conductor.

October 15, 2016

9:00 – 1:00

Josh Southard

It’s All About the Process:
Keetman’s Rhythmic Building Bricks and Beyond

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Come join us as we sing, say, dance, and play with Gunild Keetman’s “Building Bricks.”   We will explore the MFC Volumes and supplements, as well as children’s literature all while using the building bricks to create and improvise, and most importantly, PLAY!

November 2-5, 2016
American Orff-Schulwerk Association Professional Development Conference
Atlantic City, NJ

February 11, 2017
Sunshine State Orff Chapter Workshop in Ocoee, FL
9:00am – 3:00pm
Thom Bordun

April 8, 2017
Chapter Share – Make & Take
9:00am – 1:00pm

Local Workshop Location:
St. Pete College
6605 5th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
HS building, room 118


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