On September 29, our chapter hosted its first workshop of the year featuring the incomparable Diane Shieron. With her extensive experience as a music specialist, Orff levels instructor and notable clinician, Diane gave us a workshop with a bit of everything: ostinatos, body percussion, movement activities and a variety of orchestrations.
Once again we were fortunate to have Bob de Frece share his wealth of knowledge with music teachers, both new to and experienced with the Orff process.
Jennifer Hoag Maynes was the recipient of the Chapter President's Award this summer. Click "read more" to read below for her thoughts on the entire Level One experience.
On May 5th, the Alberta Orff Chapter presented a very special sharing day workshop and event. For the first time ever, a house band was formed and performed for a wonderful audience of teachers, their friends and their families.
It was a crisp Saturday morning with lots of snow on the ground. Steph and Sean felt right at home with our wonderful prairie winter weather. The many instruments and manipulatives looked enticing and interesting giving rise to anticipation for the workshop ahead.
January 23rd, 2018 saw chapter members gather at Belmead School to once again benefit from the talents of fellow music teachers.
This September turned out to be a very busy month for the Alberta Orff Chapter after having workshops with both Bob de Frece and Chris Judah-Lauder. Chris presented on Saturday September 30th to a number of very appreciative music teachers at Elizabeth Finch School.
On Tuesday September 19th at Belmead School new and experienced music teachers alike were treated to a wonderful overview of the Orff process.
This summer the University of Alberta again offered Orff levels 1 and 2 and our chapter was on hand with selections from our library and the post sharing session reception.
Children's Day is a workshop provided by Alberta Orff every second year. We were lucky to once again partner with the Winspear for this workshop and enjoyed working in such a beautiful space with such accommodating staff. We were also very happy to have Doug Goodkin join us from San Francisco to share his knowledge and skills as a master Orff teacher and respected author.
Alberta Orff Blog
We invite members to submit articles for our blog. Please contact Melissa Andrews for more information.