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Category: FVOC update

  • Join us for our next workshop! April 2, 2022

    Planning Programs with Purpose Presented by Meg Tietz The performances that are put on by a music teacher during the school year are one of our major ways to communicate to our parents, teaching colleagues, and administrators what is happening within our classroom on a daily basis.  Additionally, with limited time in our schedules to […]

  • Workshop, Oct 9th with Meeghan Binder

    Join us Oct. 9th at 10am at our Kaneland location with Meeghan Binder! At this workshop we will be raffling off a year-long subscription to musicplay.com for those in attendance and there will be a great Make-and-Take at the end.  Meeghan will present “Improvisation-Fun for Everyone!” Using the Orff-Schulwerk process with improvisation, Meeghan will guide you through different strategies to help keep […]

  • Upcoming Workshop September 11

    Mary Lea Clark and Sam Cruz are presenting our next workshop, Saturday, September 11th at our Sugar Grove location. We hope you can join us! Mary Lea Clark has worked as a music specialist in the Donges Bay Elementary School community and has also taught elementary and secondary music in the greater Milwaukee area. Mary received her […]

  • New Orff Workshops 2021-2022

    Welcome back FVOC members. We are ready for the 2021-2022 school year with an awesome line-up! Get ready to join us live and in-person: September 11: Sam Cruz and Mary Lea Clark presenting Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day October 9: Meeghan Binder presenting Recorder and Xylophone Improvisation, Fun For […]

  • Ben Torres, April 10th Workshop

    Ben Torres teaches K–5 general music at Woodlawn Elementary in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. Prior to this, he taught K–6 general music at Brentfield Elementary in Dallas, TX where he was chosen as teacher of the year and where both his choral and Orff ensembles were selected to perform at Texas MEA conventions and […]

  • February 6th, 2021: CHAPTER SHARE

    If you would like to present great ideas at this workshop, please email FVOSC before January 19th! For Registration, Membership & Payment Click Here All workshops: 9:30 Registration | Workshop 10am-1pm | CPDUs provided $20 for members | $40 for non-members | Free for undergraduate students with ID Annual membership $40| Four workshops plus annual […]

  • October 10th workshop with Christa Jones

    Students and music educators alike benefit from a culturally responsive classroom environment which affirms students’ backgrounds and links students’ home and school communities. A folk song collection within a school setting is one effective method of connecting students’ home and school musical traditions. Participants of this workshop will explore issues of cultural responsiveness, learn how […]

  • Online Mini Presentations

    September 12, 2020 Presenters: Andrea Donahoe has taught music and movement to preschool through junior high students for the past 13 years. She is currently teaching elementary music at Head-Royce School in Oakland, CA. She earned her BA in music education at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, Orff Certification at the San Francisco International […]

  • 2020-2021

    2020-2021 Workshops **Please note, all workshops will be online this year unless otherwise noted. We will continue with online workshops until school and Illinois Phase Guidelines deem it possible to meet in person. Click here to register for this year’s membership/workshops. September 12: “Out of the Box with Online Mini Presentations” Andrea Donahoe:  “Lessons Re-imagined […]

  • 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 […]