2014 – 2015 Workshops


Saturday, August 23, 2014
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meg Tietz

Playful Process

Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33801

MegTietz2012When people talk about Orff Schulwerk, especially if they are not Orff teachers themselves, the description often centers on the use of the Orff Instrumentarium.  However, as Orff practitioners, we know that these instruments, while delightfully enjoyed by children and adults alike, are only a fraction of what Orff is all about. We know that the truly magical part is really in the process, the playful exploration and discovery that is inherent within the Schulwerk.  In fact, although many of the pieces found in the primary source materials of Orff and Keetman are written for the barred instruments, they are not limited to use in that media alone.  This workshop will explore pieces, poetry, and activities through all four media: singing, saying, dancing, and playing, and through each of the four levels of experience: imitation, exploration, improvisation and creation.

Meg Tietz has taught classroom music in both public and private settings, most recently teaching grades 1-7 at The Key School in Annapolis, Maryland. She holds a masters degree with a concentration in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas. She is an active presenter at local, state, and national music educator workshops and conferences.

 Saturday, September 27, 2014
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Katharine Grace Miller

Clearwater Christian College
3400 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33759


Saturday, October 11, 2014
State Orff Workshop
Sponsored by Central Florida Orff
Jo Ella Hug

Westbrooke Elementary School
500 Tomyn Boulevard
Ocoee, FL 34761


Saturday, April 18, 2015
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jeff Henson

Clearwater Christian College
3400 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33759