2023-2024 Workshop Overview
September 9, 2023
Using the Schulwerk to Enhance Creativity
There’s always a place for creation – a folk dance with a twist, a chance to explore the xylophone, or an opportunity to see what your body can do with one word – but pulling these ideas from our students can be challenging. Let’s go back to the Schulwerk roots of playfulness, discovery, and wonder as we explore these ideas and more through student-led choices, improvisation, risk-taking, and more. We’ll unearth the unexpected, so join us on the journey!
October 21, 2023
Developing a Confident Musician
How do we develop confidence in our musicians? Participants will explore tools to develop young musicians through activities which inspire compassion, courage and confidence.
UAOSA Board Workshop
February 10, 2024
This workshop will provide a rich variety of learning opportunities for participants, including singing, saying, moving, and playing, all focusing on basic Orff Schulwerk pedagogy. UAOSA officers include experienced, knowledgeable music professionals. They will present tried and true, practical ideas that can enhance your students’ music experience.
March 9, 2024
Making Music with Poems, Songs, and Stories
Orff Schulwerk emphasizes “play” as students develop their musicianship together. In this workshop, participants will experience playful ways to develop rhythmic and melodic concepts through exploration and improvisation. After working with animal themes for first and second grades, we will develop the Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen book, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” for grades three and four. A lively Irish instrument piece and dance appropriate for fifth or sixth graders will conclude the workshop. Please bring a soprano recorder!