September Workshop: “Kodaly & Orff Schulwerk: Stronger Together”

Kodaly & Orff Schulwerk: Stronger Together
with Andrew Ellingsen

Andrew Ellingsen
Music educators often feel pressured to choose between Orff Schulwerk and Kodaly. Why choose when you can have both?  This workshop will highlight how these two active music-making approaches can not only co-exist in the music classroom but can strengthen one another.  Attendees will participate in a variety of activities in which Orff and Kodaly philosophies intertwine to create musically meaningful experiences for students.

Andrew Ellingsen teaches elementary music at John Cline Elementary and General Music Methods at Luther College in Decorah, IA.  He earned his B.A. at Luther College and his M.A.M.E. at the University of St. Thomas with a dual concentration in Kodály and Orff Schulwerk.  He has served on the OAKE national board, is a Past President of both the Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America and the Kodály Chapter of Minnesota, and was on the board for Minnesota Orff.  Ellingsen also teaches in the Orff Courses at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and in Memphis and has presented at both OAKE and AOSA national conferences.

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015: 9am-4pm
Location: Carl Sandburg Elementary: 12801 84th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
Registration: http://orffandkodaly.brownpapertickets.com
Clock Hours: 6 clock hours will be available for attendees.

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