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.
The Alberta Chapter of Carl Orff Canada and the Alberta Kodály Association teamed up for a fantastic workshop on January 28, at Elizabeth Finch School. We were all thrilled to welcome our clinician Thom Borden from Las Vegas, whose workshop was entitled, "Treasures of Literacy". His presentation included a wide variety of activities, all based on quality children's literature that addressed musical skills and concepts. We sang, danced, rhythmically spoke, played instruments and recorders...and had a blast! Thom's high energy, engaging manner, and enthusiasm were infectious and invigorating. Everyone came away with a treasure trove of new ideas for lessons, games, activities and literature that is usable right away in the music classroom. Many thanks to the organizers from both the Orff and Kodály boards. If you're interested in learning more about Thom, you can visit his blog at http://thomborden.blogspot.ca/
On Wednesday October 12th, 2016 teachers were once again treated to some time with the Ukulele.
On Saturday October 1st music teachers had the opportunity to experience an energizing and motivating workshop delivered by Heather Nail.
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