February 24, 2018; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A Collaborative Effort
Explore songs and activities that engage students to experience a creative outcome through a collaborative effort with emphasis on accountability, assessment and classroom management. Be ready to dance, play drums, pitched percussion and more. Bring your soprano recorders and plan for an energizing and creative workshop!
Chris Judah-Lauder lives in Dallas, Texas and is retired after teaching 40 years of General Music, K-8th grade, Orff, Recorder and Drum Ensembles at Clay Middle School, South Bend, Indiana; St. Lawrence School, Indianapolis, Indiana and Good Shepherd Episcopal School, Dallas, Texas. Chris has the designation of Master Teacher with Indiana University from South Bend, Indiana.
Chris is a Past President of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and has chaired two National AOSA Conferences; 2009 in Milwaukee and 2017 in Fort Worth, TX. She is an endorsed teacher education instructor for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and has been on faculty at Trinity University in Texas, VanderCook College School of Music in Chicago, Michigan Orff College in Detroit, Michigan and North Dakota State University. Chris presents Master Orff Courses throughout the country and is currently serving as a consultant for several Title One schools, working directly in the classroom with the music teacher.
She is an active clinician for in-service staff developments, Level Courses, Orff-Schulwerk Chapters, State Music Education Conferences and international workshops. Chris has seventeen publications and is a senior author for Macmillan/McGraw-Hill.
March 24, 2018; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (half-day)
Arizona Orff Chapter Share
More information coming soon!
April 21, 2018; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Playing with Pieces
There are so many charming pieces in Orff and Keetman’s body of work 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
• expand pieces in ways that will be more meaningful and accessible to themselves as well the students they teach
Betsy Kipperman has taught general music since 1998. She served on her local board in several capacities and has also served on AOSA’s national board as one of the Region IV representatives. She attended the Orff Institute in summer 2007 and the Special Course 2010-2011 in Salzburg, Austria. Betsy presents workshops for local chapters and National Conferences. She teaches Level I at the University of Kentucky. She currently teaches in Washington DC.