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American Center for Elemental Music and Movement

We have a wonderful opportunity being brought to you from the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement.

ACEMM is a non-profit charity working to bring elemental music and movement to teachers, schools and communities through support and outreach. One of the missions of ACEMM is to promote advanced work in elemental music and movement through study. The Center is proud to offer its third Beacon Scholarship for study during summer 2015. The scholarship may be used for study in an existing Orff Schulwerk Certification Course or other graduate courses, individual projects of study including music and movement, and short courses or workshops in the elemental approach.

Applications are due on May 8 and all applicants will be notified by May 31, 2015. For more information about the work of ACEMM and the Beacon Scholarship, please visit: www.acemm.us.


What is Orff Schulwerk? – Teaching With Orff

This 2-minute video offers a brief look at the journey of discovery that children experience making music and movement the Orff-Schulwerk way. Be sure to watch the video of an Orff class in action for a more detailed explanation of Orff Schulwerk!

via What is Orff Schulwerk? – Teaching With Orff.


This came by e-mail from Brent Holl, who presented last year.

Now Available from Beatin’ Path Publications!

Strategies for Success (Book)

Building an Elementary Music Program

by Jane Barbe ($29.95)

Book CoverThis manual is designed as a supplemental resource for college methods classes, student teachers, new and veteran teachers alike. Your education courses provided the foundation for a successful career as an educator. This book provides essential strategies to apply that knowledge in your everyday teaching and addresses each aspect of creating and maintaining a successful music program.

Strategies for Success will help you develop lessons, prepare for concerts, plan the year, manage your classroom, or start a new drum or choral ensemble! Written clearly and concisely in outline form, this is a book you can keep on your desktop for easy, quick reference.

Bonus materials are included on Jane’s website (www.janebarbe.com) There are full Orff scores for the songs included in this book, plan book template, charts, graphs, and images that can be downloaded and used in presentation stations or with interactive whiteboards.
Also included online are templates for grant application letters, thank you’s, newsletter articles, parent communications, and more.

Retail price for this new book is $29.95. Order with a school Purchase Order and get a 20% discount. Bonus online materials are included.

Available NOW from:
Beatin’ Path Publications, LLC
302 East College Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Orff-Schulwerk Workgroup on Linkedin

This is a link to the Orff-Schulwerk Workgroup on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/OrffSchulwerk-Workgroup-1810770?gid=1810770

AOSA on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/2070622?trk=tyah

If you are on LinkedIn, I encourage you to connect with them as well as our chapter: http://lnkd.in/5YgwmE