Welcome to the AMERICAN ORFF SCHULWERK ASSOCIATION: UTAH CHAPTER
The Utah chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (UAOSA) is a professional organization of educators dedicated to the creative teaching approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. UAOSA promotes quality music and movement education for all children.
Next Workshop: October 14, 2017
Playing with Pieces
There are so many charming pieces in Orff and Keetman’s body of works written for children. Some are short and therefore, easily overlooked. Some are intimidating with seemingly complex forms, rhythms, or meter. Every time I flip through the pages of those skinny books, a new piece catches my eye. Sometimes I am intrigued by a piece even if I have taught it five times in five different ways. But this time I could use it to ____________. Sometimes a piece just resonates with me, and I have to find a way to use it because I love it. In this session, participants will play some of my favorite pieces from the supplemental Orff/Keetman texts. Participants will play with elements of the pieces in order to expand the overall learning experience. In short, we will play with what we play.
I hope that teachers are inspired and encouraged to explore the original source material and find favorites of their own, find elements of pieces they want to share with their students, and expand pieces in ways that will be more meaningful and accessible to themselves as well the students they teach.
Rowland Hall School
720 Guardsman Way
Salt Lake City, UT
All workshops are held are the Rowland Hall school.
8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Guest Presenter
12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own, although prepared lunches are available when requested at least one week in advance)
1:00-3:00 Guest Presenter