Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Steph Davis and Sean Fitzmaurice
Kingswood Elementary School
$30.00 for Orff NS members
$50.00 for non-members
$15.00 for students
Optional lunch of soup and sandwiches available
(registration must be confirmed by April 29th)
ACCOMMODATIONS are available through:
Future Inn - 902-433-4333
Chateau Bedford - 1-800-565-3086
(Mention Orff Nova Scotia for a special rate)
REGISTER NOW by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE BRING A SOPRANO RECORDER WITH YOU!
Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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Steph teaches Music in the School District of Mystery Lake in Thompson, Manitoba. She is the music specialist at École Riverside School where she teaches K-6 Music in French and in English. She is a University of Manitoba graduate and has her Level III Orff Certification. Steph currently serves as Past-President of the Manitoba Orff Chapter and as a board member for the Manitoba Music Educators' Association. In 2014, Steph received the Canadian Music Educators' Association Builders Award for Newer Teachers.
Sean is the elementary music specialist at Highbury School in the Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg, MB. He is a University of Manitoba graduate and is certified in Orff Level III. His students perform regularly, whether in one of the school musicals each year, at a national Orff conference, or for a small audience in the music room. Sean is very involved in the education community through his extensive work with the Manitoba Orff Chapter and the Manitoba Music Educators' Association.
Soundscape Music is a collaboration between two friends and colleagues with a passion for music education, the Orff approach, and teaching children. Together, Sean Fitzmaurice and Steph Davis compose original Orff arrangements, develop lessons and deliver workshops all over North America, including at both the Canadian and American National Orff Conferences.
Music teachers who incorporate Orff into their program are invited to select up to 8 students in Grade 4 or 5.
Students must have some comfort with:
(If students are willing, eager, and cooperative but not strong in one of these aspects let us know. )
Children will be divided into 3 or 4 groups with their school mates, and proceed through four workshops lead by Orff teachers.
At 2:00 pm there will be a mini concert.
Doug Goodkin has completed 42 years as the Music Specialist at the San Francisco School. He is international recognized as an Orff Schulwerk master teacher, offering courses in over 40 countries in six continents, and directing the prestigious San Francisco International Orff Course. He is also the director of Pentatonics, a multi-generational group dedicated to family jazz concerts and education.
"The Jazz Course" is for music teachers, jazz musicians, dancers and anyone interested in passing on the great heritage of American jazz to children of all ages. Those who know jazz will learn how to communicate their knowledge through the multifaceted Orff approach, while those who know Orff Schulwerk will learn how to adapt it to jazz.