8:00 am — 5:00 pm
Wheat Ridge Recreation Center Ballroom
4005 Kipling St

Wheatridge, CO 80033 United States
Free - $125
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Percussion, Poems, Pathways: Stories told the Orff Way

Two days of exploring, playing and discovery! Explore drumming, dancing, children’s literature, integrated arts and moving for two days of elemental fun!

Dr. Rob Amchin is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Louisville and Concentration Coordinator in Music Education. He studied at New England Conservatory of Music, Hofstra University, Memphis State University, Hamline University, University of Michigan, and the Orff Institute (Salzburg). Dr. Amchin is a sought after teacher of Orff pedagogy leading workshops, Orff summer courses, and master classes throughout the US and around the world including China, Singapore, Finland, Russia, Austria, Canada, Israel, Hong Kong, and Poland. He has authored several books for Orff ensemble and recorder.

SCHEDULE:  9 to 5 Thursday 8 to 5 Friday

  Thursday, July 25 9a – 5p

      9:00-9:30 — Round Singing (led by a chapter member

     9:30-12:30 — Amchin Session #1: Working With Drums

     12:30-1:30 — Lunch

     1:30-3:30 — Amchin Session #2: Working With Words (Rhythmic Poems & Verse)

     3:30-5:00 — Folk Dancing

  Friday, July 26 8a – 5p

     8:00-8:30 — Round Singing

     8:30-11:30 — Amchin Session #3: Working With Movement Exploration/Pathways              

     11:30-12:30 — Lunch

     12:30-2:00 — IMC Reading Hour

     2:00-4:00 — Amchin Session #4: Children’s Literature: A Story with Percussion,

          Poems, Pathways, and Dance

    4:00-5:00 — Round Table Discussion


Please wear comfortable clothing and no fragrances please. Bring a hand drum and recorder.


July 25 @ 8:00 am
July 26 @ 5:00 pm
Free - $125
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2 Day Pass

End your summer and star your school year off right with two packed day with Rob Amchin!

Undergrad Student Pass

Join us for 2 packed days with a leader in the general music education community! Please bring a valid undergraduate student ID to present at registration.

1 Day Pass

Are you only available one of the days for this year's Mini-Conference? No problem! Come join the fun with this one day pass.


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