Chapter Share


It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Chapter Share is here! 


Join us this Saturday , October 20, 2018
9:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hidden Oaks Elementary 
9051 Suburban Dr, Orlando, FL 32829

Meet our Presenters

Our fabulous scholarship recipients have created some amazing lesson that are jam packed with exciting new ideas straight from their Level III course. As a BONUS these lessons have been created to help you prepare for those upcoming observations in your classroom. 

Erin Coatney:   “Today I Feel…”

Lisa Mauro: The Great Big Block of Chocolate: Practicing Skills, Strategies, and Processes.

 Lisa Langston: Letting them drive when they’re still learning how.

 Special Bonus Presenter

 Lisa Hewitt be sharing Melodies and Strategies from The Orff Institute International Summer Course. 

Eric Young Workshop – 9/29/2018

Let us welcome Eric Young, our first Central Florida Orff Clinician of 2018!

Meet our presenter Eric Young

Eric Young teaches elementary music and beginning band at Monterey Elementary School in Roanoke, VA with Roanoke City Schools. Previously, Eric worked for for Lynn Kleiner’s Music Rhapsody as manager of Lynn Kleiner’s Music Box and content developer. In addition, Eric taught K-5 music at Price’s Fork Elementary in Blacksburg, VA with Montgomery County Public Schools for 12 years. Eric holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Radford University and a Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Music Education from Virginia Tech. He completed his Levels I, II, and III in Orff-Schulwerk from Appalachian State University from Maribeth Yoder-White and Lisa Runner and master classes with Konnie Saliba and Susan Ramsay. He has taught elementary music workshops throughout the United States and China. Eric served as the Region IV Representative to the National Board of Trustees for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association from 2015-2018. He is past president of the Virginia Highlands Orff Chapter. Eric placed second in the National Sonor-Orff original composition contest in 2011. In 2015, Mr. Young was named the Price’s Fork Elementary Teacher of the Year.


Workshop Topic

Discover your inner child. We will spend the day reconnecting with what makes Orff-Schulwerk such an engaging in process. This action packed day will consist of taking classic Orff-Schulwerk techniques and giving them a fresh new spin. We will use popular music, games, dancing, playing, moving, singing and dramatic play to help you rediscover the art of child’s play. You will leave the workshop with new ideas to incorporate into your music room!

Eric Young
Mastering the Art of Child’s Play

  • September 29, 2018
  • 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
  • Join us in our new location
  • Hidden Oaks Elementary
  • 9051 Suburban Dr, Orlando, FL 32829


Click here for notes:  Workshop Notes 9/29/18

Teacher Education Courses: Orff Levels Training

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Orff Schulwerk Levels 1,2,3

Teacher Education Course

June 18-29, 2018

CFOC@UCF  returns June 18 to June 29, 2018 in the UCF area. We will have our trainings at a nearby private Christian school and housing will be available at UCF student housing. Graduate credit will be available through UCF . Click here for Orff-Brochure-2018

We are excited to offer all 3 levels again this summer.

We welcome back our awesome pedagogy instructors Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg for Level 1 Basic and the amazing Dr. Patrick Ware will be our movement instructor. Sue Mueller will be the Level 2 Basic Instructor, Vivian Murray-Caputo joins us for the first time for Level 3 Basic and Holly Mullenix will be the Recorder Instructor. We are so happy all our Levels participants will get to work with these wonderful teachers!

Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlbergoi_ware


Registration is closed for this course. Please email Jenn Sullivan,,with any questions. 

Already registered for the teacher education courses, but need to complete your payment? Click here to be directed to our secure online system. 






Scholarship Application

Each year that Central Florida offers the Teacher Education trainings, our CFOC Chapter awards scholarships to deserving members to attend.  These scholarships are in honor and memory of Mary Gibson. We are fortunate this year to be able to offer a scholarship for each of the three levels courses this year. 

Congratulations to Mary Anhalt for winning the 2016 Level I Mary Gibson scholarship! 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Level I, II, and III Mary Gibson Scholarships. Please be sure to submit yours by Thursday, April 6 to be considered!

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Mary Gibson Scholarship Fund

The Mary Gibson Scholarship Fund was established to honor the years of devoted service Mary contributed to the Central Florida Orff Chapter. Mary was passionate about offering a scholarship to CFOC members who wished to take the Orff Levels Courses of the AOSA Teacher Education program.

Fundraisers such as the boutique, raffles and donations make it possible for us to support this mission.


Donation Amount

What is CFOC?

Central Florida Orff is a great place to create your own professional learning community! For just a few Saturdays throughout the year, you have the ability to refresh and renew yourself professionally and gain invaluable contacts with teachers who share your unique experiences as an educator.

CFOC is a guilt free way to work in some “you” time while gaining points for recertification. Set aside some time for “you” and have lunch with friends and fellow music teachers. Download with each other how you plan to implement ideas in your own situations and bounce new inspirations around with fellow attendees and continue the fun!