Jim Solomon

WE HAVE RESCHEDULED!! Unfortunately, Hurricane Irma caused us to cancel our workshop, but we are lucky enough to be able to reschedule for Saturday, September 30, 9:00-3:00.

Pre-registration for this workshop is still open!

*If you already pre-registered for this workshop, you are all set and do not need to register again! 

*If you already purchased a lunch, we will roll that over as well – no need to do anything! 

We are very lucky to have Jim share with us for a full day workshop! Join friends and educators in a professional development opportunity that will directly benefit you and your classroom. Since this is a full day workshop, you will have the option to pre-order a lunch so you do not have to worry about finding something local. Lunch must be ordered when you register and will not be available for purchase on site.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Here is a small preview of what Jim will be presenting:

We will perform a variety of kid-tested pieces for drums, body percussion and soprano recorder using technique appropriate for children. We’ll include a powerful process for teaching beginning rhythm reading to children using the 4 chairs technique. We’ll experience the Rotating Circle, the best percussion and ensemble and improvisation “skill developer” that I’ve ever encountered. We’ll also see that the best way to begin soprano recorder improvisation is by starting with only one note.

2017-2018 Workshop Series

We are excited to release the line up for the 2017-2018 CFOC Workshop Series! Please mark your calendars now so you don’t miss out on these wonderful learning opportunities.

9/16/17     Jim Solomon, 9:00-3:00

10/21/17    Nick Wild, 9:00-1:00

2/24/18     Paul Corbiere, State 9:00-3:00

4/7/17      Chapter Share, 9:00-1:00

You are welcome to renew your membership at any time. Please fill out the updated form and continue to our secure online payment portal to complete your membership.

Teacher Education Courses: Orff Levels Training

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CFOC@UCF  returns June 19 to June 30, 2017 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 .

We are excited to offer all 3 levels this summer.

We welcome back our awesome pedagogy instructors Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg for Level 1 Basic and Level 2 recorder.  The amazing Dr. Patrick Ware will be our movement instructor. Sue Mueller will be the Level 2 Basic and Level 3 recorder instructor and Dr. Rob Amchin joins us for the first time for Level 3 Basic and Level 1 recorder instruction. We are so happy all our Levels participants will get to work with these wonderful teachers!

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Registration is now closed. 

Please email Jenn Sullivan, cfoclevels@gmail.com,with any questions. 

2017 Levels Students, please enter your contact information here:





Register Here!

We are very excited to announce that we were able to re-schedule our first workshop with Jim Solomon for Saturday, September 30! Pre-Registration is still open.

*If you already registered, you do not need to register again.  

*Also, if you already purchased a lunch, it will automatically roll over to this workshop.  

If you have not registered yet, please be sure to complete the form below to guarantee your notes for the workshop. Don’t forget this is a separate form from your membership. You can complete that information here. 

*Please note* Jim is requesting everyone bring their own recorder AND tubano so everyone can participate.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on then!

Our location for this year will once again be at Lake Whitney Elementary School in Winter Garden.

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Chapter Share/Make and Take

Please come and join us on Saturday, April 8 from 9:00-1:00 for our chapter share workshop – lessons and ideas presented from our very own chapter members! We are also combining this workshop with our first ever “make and take” sessions. We will be making recorder practice sticks, solfege texting sticks, and bring a pair of your old mallets that are falling apart and learn how to rewrap them!  

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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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