Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to our circus!
On May 14 2019, our Orff Chapter welcomed the energetic and engaging Sue Harvie (with special guest Heather Nail) for a spectacular Children's Day titled "Cirque de Orff".
Local teachers were invited to attend as observers or to register their students for the chance to work under Sue and Heather at the beautiful Winspear Centre.
Last May 4th, the Alberta Chapter in conjunction with the steering committee for Vision 2020 hosted a Family Dance in support of raising funds for the next Carl Orff Canada conference happening in Edmonton in April 2020.
Our second workshop of the year, Morph With Orff: Developing Music Fundamentals with Creation, was presented by the very exuberant and engaging Joy Reeve.
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.
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