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November 2019
All Day
@ Salt Palace Convention Center

AOSA National 2019 – Orff Elevated in SLC

There is nothing quite like coming together with 2000+ like-minded educators, colleagues, mentors, and friends! Registration is OPEN NOW for this year’s annual American Orff-Schulwerk Association National Conference. Visit the 2019 National AOSA Conference page to check out the sessions schedule, discover featured presenters, find sponsored lodging, and more! Interested in making this year’s Conference the most memorable yet? Ride the Amtrak Train from Union Station on Wednesday to catch up and fellowship with your RMC cohorts. Looking for ride shares or…

January 2020
8:30 am — 3:00 pm
@ Indian Peaks Elementary

January 11 – Joshua Block

Let the Children Be Their Own Composers:      Movement as a basis for musical composition This famous quote by Carl Orff expressed his philosophy that children should be allowed to create music and dance at their own level, inspired by their imaginations. Learning should be pleasurable, filled with joy and excitement. In this workshop, we will explore ways to facilitate improvisation and composition using the Orff media of speaking, singing, playing, and dancing. With today’s talk of 21st Century Skills,…

8:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ The Broadmoor

RMC presents Michael Chandler at CMEA

Let’s Get Asymmetrical! Activities for Emphasizing Unusual Meter A world of musical material is available for students to explore using interesting meters like 5 and 7. Participants in this session will experience rhythmic activities, speech, games, and songs that emphasize meters in 5 and 7 as well as changing meter. Session participants will approach musical materials through literacy, playing by ear, improvisation, and composition. Everyday Recorder, Recorder Everyday! Playing the recorder offers elementary students opportunities to develop music literacy and aural…

March 2020
8:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ Mortensen Elementary

March 7 – Beth Ann Hepburn

Elemental Eyes of the Child: Visions of Creativity Come and enjoy a day of engaging lessons that focus on the ways young developing musicians construct meaning through playful exploration. We will explore various manipulatives and themes for imaginative play in the Orff Schulwerk process. We will explore how to differentiate music concepts for the elementary music classroom. We will also explore the elemental possibilities of the Orff Schulwerk Volumes so please bring your Volume I to the workshop. 

May 2020
8:30 am — 12:00 pm
@ North Star Academy Charter School

May 9 – Chapter Share

National presenters are not the only educators with good ideas. We want to hear from you! Sign up at the January and March workshops to share lesson plans, games, songs, and activities that work like gold in your classroom. This is an unticketed, free to all chapter event.

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