WELCOME to the Greater Cincinnati Orff-Schulwerk Chapter! Our website is currently under construction so that we can make some updates to better serve you. Below you will find the dates for the 2014-2015 school year as wellas information for our scholarships. If you are in need of other information during this construction period please contact our chapter president Corrie Graham, email@example.com, and she can assist in finding you the necessary information. Thank you for visiting and make sure you check back at the beginning of the school year to see our newly designed website!
September 20, 2014
Michael Chandler: Putting It All Together: Orff Schulwerk Throughout the K-5 Music Curriculum
Michael Chandler lives in Dallas and is the K-5 music specialist at Valley Ridge Elementary in Lewisville, where he was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2011. At Valley Ridge Elementary, Michael directs the Valley Ridge Singers and the 5th Grade Orff Schulwerk ensemble, Jagspiel. Michael has taught in AOSA-approved Orff Schulwerk certification courses in four states. In 2005, 2007, and 2013 his students performed as featured elementary ensembles at the TMEA Clinic/ Convention in San Antonio. He has served as president of the North Texas Chapter of AOSA and as a Regional Representative on the AOSA National Board of Trustees. Michael presents workshops and sessions at the local, state, and national levelincluding sessions at AOSA, TMEA, and the Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA). He is an accompanist for the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, the pianist at Round Grove United Church (UCC) in Lewisville, and is an active accompanist for solo/ensemble contests and choral festivals.
October 18. 2014
Amy Fenton : Recorder Play, Every Day!
Creative ways to Incorporate Recorder in the OS Classroom. Participants will experience playful skill building lessons for recorder utilizing games, stories, improvisation and composition. Please bring a soprano recorder. If you have an alto or a tenor, bring those along, too. Amy Fenton teaches grades K-5 at Wilkshire Early Childhood Center and Murphy Elementary in Haslett, Michigan. She is a recorder teacher for AOSA Teacher Education courses. Amy currently serves on the AOSA National Board of Trustees as Treasurer.
February 14, 2015
March 7, 2015
LuAnn Hayes: Purposeful Play: Creative Learning for Preschool and Primary-Level Music Makers
LuAnn Hayes is a certified Orff Schulwerk and Musikgarten teacher. She teaches early childhood music at Kentucky Country Day School where she received the endowed chair for distinguished teaching in 2003. She is past president of the Kentucky Orff Schulwerk Association and served on the 2006-07 AOSA Executive Director Search Committee.
Greater Cincinnati AOSA Assistance Fund For Attending AOSA National Conferences
Greater Cincinnati AOSA Assistance Fund For Levels Training