Monthly Archives: November 2011

  • Iowa Core K-8 Music Guidelines

    Posted on November 24, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    The Iowa Department of Education has posted guidelines for K-8 Music Education aligned to the Iowa Core Curriculum! Arts and the Iowa Core Notice that K-8 music was the first fine arts area to complete their work and have it approved by the DOE! A direct link to the document is here. I’m very excited […]

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  • Posted on November 20, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    This past week was the Iowa Music Educators’ Association annual conference. The conference takes place at Iowa State University in conjunction with the OPUS Honor Choirs (5-9 grade) and All-State festival for choir, band, and orchestra. I had two students participating: one in the 5-6 Elementary OPUS Choir, and one in the high school All-State […]

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  • AOSA Conference Wrap-Up

    Posted on November 14, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    The American Orff Schulwerk Association national conference has come to a close. It was an amazing conference, with quality sessions on pedagogy, process, multiculturalism, the history of Orff Schulwerk, and the future! What really struck me this year was not the teaching sessions and process, although both were excellent (Sofia Lopez-Ibor, Nick Wild, Stephen Neely), […]

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  • Amazing Happenings at AOSA

    Posted on November 12, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    “What is Orff Schulwerk?” OS teachers hear this question all the time. The name comes from Carl Orff, the founder of the educational philosophy and approach, and the German word for “School Work”, to distinguish it from Orff’s compositions and other professional work. When the American Orff Schulwerk Association was founded in 1968, having a […]

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  • Upcoming Workshops

    Posted on November 11, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    March 2012: Philadelphia Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association June 23-August 4, 2012: Level I at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea (near Cleveland), OH

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  • Posted on November 11, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    UPDATE: fixed the link to Steve Owen’s blog Well, I survived day one of the Orff Schulwerk conference! I started the day with an invigorating run along the Allegheny river with my roommate and education guru, Steve Owens (check out his amazing blog). Then, it was off to be creative with Sofia Lopez-Ibor, one of […]

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  • Northeast Woodlands Native American Inspired Music & Storytelling

    Posted on November 9, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    Tomorrow I am presenting at the American Orff Schulwerk Association national conference with my good friends and colleagues, Michelle Przybylowski and Laura Webster! Click here for notes from the “composition” breakout group that I’m leading. Location:Livingston Ln,Waterloo,United States

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