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2019-2020

April Workshop Update

Posted on March 15, 2020 by foxv3475

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, our April 4th workshop with Meg Tietz has been cancelled.  The health and safety of our presenter and members is a top priority, so we will not be having a final workshop for this school year in light of that concern.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.  We will be sending out more information soon to those who paid for the whole year concerning reimbursement for the last workshop.

We hope that the rest of your school year is safe and healthy and we hope to see you for the 2020-2021 school year!

~Fox Valley Orff-Schulwerk Chapter Board

If you have any questions, please contact us at foxvalleyorff@gmail.com

Meg Tietz to present April 4, 2020

Posted on March 8, 2020 by foxv3475

Our last workshop of this school year is the amazing Meg Tietz.  She will present “Planning Programs with Purpose” on April 4, 2020 at Kaneland John Shields Elementary school in Sugar Grove, IL.  Save the date, more information to follow.

Chapter Share Feb. 8th 2020

Posted on December 1, 2019 by foxv3475

Our Chapter Share meeting will be 10 am-1 pm, February 8th, 2020 at Kaneland John Shields Elementary School; 85 S. Main Street, Sugar Grove, IL.  Registration begins at 9:30 am.  If you are interested in being a presenter for our Chapter Share or being on our email list, email foxvalleyorff@gmail.com.  Please allow a few extra days for a response.

Josh Southard presents at FVOC in October

Posted on September 13, 2019 by foxv3475

Fox Valley Orff is proud to announce our next workshop October 5, 2019 with Josh Southard.

Orff Schulwerk: Children’s Literature in the Music Classroom

J.K. Rowling said “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a book.”  Come experience the magic that can happen in the music room using children’s literature! This workshop will feature several children’s books that can be used for grades K-6 in a lesson or concert setting.   It will inspire you to use the ideas and processes learned with your own favorite children’s books!

Please come visit us at our new location:

Kaneland John Shields Elementary School

85 S. Main Street, Sugar Grove, IL

9:30 Registration, 10am -1pm Workshop

Matt McCoy presents September 7, 2019

Posted on August 10, 2019 by foxv3475

From Beginning Steps to Leaps and Bounds: Recorder Pedagogy in the Orff Schulwerk Classroom

Bring your energy and enthusiasm as we explore many possibilities for integrating recorder with an Orff Schulwerk approach to general music instruction. Participants will experience process-based lessons emphasizing the development of recorder technique, improvisation, composition, and ensemble playing combined with a variety of elemental media (e.g., speech, singing, percussion instruments) and movement. Participants should bring a soprano recorder to this workshop and other voices (alto, tenor, bass) are welcome.

**please note our new location:  Kaneland John Shields Elementary School; 85 S. Main Street, Sugar Grove, IL (10 am-1 pm, registration at 9:30)

Come and join us for the 2019-2020 School Year!

Posted on July 9, 2019 by foxv3475

We had a wonderful time this past school year learning and experiencing so many things with each other and are looking forward to the exciting things to come in our 2019-2020 line up!  Not only do we have exciting new presenters and topics, but we are also in a NEW LOCATION this coming year!  Come and join us at Kaneland John Shields Elementary in Sugar Grove, IL.

2019- 2020 schedule:

  • September 7:  Matt McCoy  – “From Beginning Steps to Leaps and Bounds: Recorder Pedagogy in the Orff Schulwerk Classroom”
  • October 5:  Josh Southard – “Orff Schulwerk: Children’s Literature in the Music Classroom”
  • February 8:  Chapter Share

April 4:  Meg Tietz – “Planning Programs with Purpose”

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