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 well as information for our scholarships.  If you are in need of other information during this construction period please contact our chapter president Corrie Graham, cgraham1717@gmail.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!

 2014-2015 Workshops

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 level including 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

Chapter Sharing


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

Application for AOSA Conference Scholarship

Greater Cincinnati AOSA Assistance Fund For Levels Training

Application for Levels Training Scholarship