Nick Wild – 10/21/17


Music teachers are frequently asked to reinforce skills and concepts from other academic areas.  Our challenge is to provide meaningful integration without sacrificing essential components of our curriculum.  This workshop will provide examples of interdisciplinary lessons and storytelling that maintain musical integrity through the creative process.  We will explore concepts from multiple subject areas, but always with a primary focus on process teaching, elemental music theory, and student-centered musical experiences.  We will also experience the full potential of the Orff approach as we learn some of my students’ favorite “fun but challenging” games and use various media to develop their musical elements in creative contexts.



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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.

*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

3/3/18     *NEW DATE* 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

Carl Orff Quote

Save the Date! 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 .

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 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 Vivian Murray-Caputo 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!

Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlbergoi_ware



Registration opens mid-January 2018





Please email Jenn Sullivan,,with any questions. 

2018 Levels Students, please enter your contact information here:





Register Here!

We are sorry, but pre-registration for our next workshop with Nick Wild is now closed. However, we encourage you to register on site so you can still enjoy the day! Don’t forget to bring a recorder – we look forward to seeing everyone on then!


If you still need to complete your membership, you can do that here. 


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

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!  

CFOC Chapter Share