Rachel Aupperle, April 23: Movement and Dance for Lower and Upper Elementary

Posted on March 31, 2016 by foxv3475

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As we enter Spring and the last leg of the school year, we invite you to join us for our fourth and final workshop of the year!!

RACHEL AUPPERLE has been working with children in grades K–8 for the past ten years. She received her master’s degree in music education from Illinois State University, and her bachelor’s degree in vocal music education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: she has earned all three levels of Orff-Schulwerk Certification. Aupperle has presented at ILMEA festivals, Illinois Music Education Conference, and Illinois State Orff Levels Courses. She has taught Orff Schulwerk movement levels at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and Illinois State University.

Chapter Share 2016!!!!

Posted on January 28, 2016 by foxv3475

Come one, come all!

Join us on Saturday, February 6, 2016 for our annual chapter share.  We will sing, dance, play, speak,  and more!  Specifically speaking we will explore meter through movement, play a few recorder pieces (bring yours along),  and explore lessons inspired by children’s literature.  All led by our very own chapter members and leaders.  If you still would like to share email us at foxvalleyorff@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

Workshop #2: Saturday, October 3, 2015

Posted on September 20, 2015 by foxv3475

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Our next workshop is in just under two weeks away!

Andrea Donahoe, our Vice President, is presenting!

Creating Cross Curricular Connections in the Music Classroom

Making cross curricular connections in the music classroom is an exciting opportunity for students to  experience content from their general classroom in an aesthetic environment; with their mind, their bodies, and their hearts.  Join us for this workshop where participants will explore inventive music lessons that are additionally connected to classroom content and support common core and 21st century learning objectives.  We will also explore tips and tools for finding authentic opportunities for integration and advocacy of our work.  See you on October 3!

Additionally, our featured Orff Moment will be Stations.  Bring your cameras to take pictures as we participate and play, exploring station examples you can create in your own classroom!

First Workshop of the 2015-2016 School Year

Posted on August 31, 2015 by foxv3475

Paul Weller

Our first workshop for the 2015-2016 school year is right around the corner and will be a great way to start the year. On Saturday, September 12th, Paul Weller is joining us and will be presenting a session titled:

 Assessment, Advocacy & Accountability: creating independent musicians through elemental music

This workshop will focus on the similarities between many different methodologies and how an Orff focused classroom can achieve literacy based concepts and foster

student independence. Participants will experience strategies to create successful improvisation and composition experiences, assessment tools to help propel students quicker towards musical independence, as well as how to use less repertoire to achieve more literacy.

All Fox Valley Orff Schulwerk Chapter Workshops meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prairie View Elementary School, 10N630 Nesler Road in Elgin.

Please join us for lunch after the workshop for some face to face social networking time at Al’s Cafe and Creamery!

Upcoming Events 2015-2016!!

Posted on July 3, 2015 by foxv3475

We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer so far with family, friends, and some well deserved relaxation!!  Now that we’ve all had a moment to breathe this is the perfect time to update your calendar with some exciting workshops for next year!  See below for our schedule of events, we can’t wait to see you there!

2015-2016 Workshop Series

September 12: Paul Weller, Assessment, Advocacy, and Accountability: Creating Independent Musicians through Elemental Music

October 3: Andrea Donahoe, Creating Cross-Curricular Connections in the Music Classroom

February 6: Chapter Share

April 2: Rachel Aupperle, Know that One? Movement and Dance for Lower and Upper Elementary

Please contact foxvalleyorff@gmail.com with any questions!