Arizona Kodály Teachers Society
An Affiliate Chapter of OAKE

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Andrew Ellingsen 
"Orff Schulwerk & Kodály:
Stronger Together"
 Saturday, September 24, 2016

 9:00am - 1:00pm
Gammage Auditorium, ASU Main Campus
1200 S. Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ Room 301

OAKE Members $25.00
Non-Members $30.00
Full-Time Student w/ID FREE
Ask about our Season Pass and save $10.00!

Music teachers often feel they need to choose between the Kodály and Orff Schulwerk philosophies of music education, but both approaches center on helping children discover music and creativity in a natural way. Why choose when you can do both? Come sing, say, dance, and play – see how incorporating techniques from both Orff Schulwerk and Kodály inspired teaching can strengthen the teaching already happening in your classroom. Participants will learn a variety of repertoire ranging from folk music to source material from the Orff Schulwerk volumes and will explore how the two pedagogies can intertwine to support students in their music making and musical learning.

Andrew Ellingsen teaches elementary music and works as an instructional coach 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, a committee for AOSA, and has held leadership positions in state and regional organizations for both Orff Schulwerk and Kodály. Ellingsen teaches in the Orff Courses in at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and the University of Memphis, and has presented at both OAKE and AOSA national conferences.

Karen Howard
Singing Games and Traditions of the African-American Diaspora

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Location: ASU Gammage Room 301

Participants will learn high-energy singing and dance traditions from communities throughout the African and African-diasporic communities (West African, African- American, Puerto Rican, Jamaican...) as well as pedagogical considerations and strategies for school music. Direct applications for Kodály-inspired teaching will be demonstrated and discussed.

Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (8:30 AM Registration) Place: Room 301 (3rd Floor Choir Room)

Gammage Auditorium, ASU Main Campus 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281

Workshop Fees: OAKE Member $25.00 Non-Member $30.00, Full-Time Student w/ ID Free Ask about our Season Pass! 

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