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.

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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Thom Borden

Please join us on Saturday, February 11, from 9:00-3:00, for our state workshop with Thom Borden! Join friends and educators from around the state in a professional development opportunity that will directly benefits you and your classroom. We will once again have the option to pre-order a lunch so you do not have to worry about finding something local. We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

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

PATHWAYS TO PROCESS – USING CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TO ADDRESS MUSIC CONCEPTS

thombordenChildren’s literature can easily provide the music opportunities to engage classrooms with movement, singing, and creativity.  In this workshop series, we will  explore movement through poetry readings, body levels and body percussion.  Using the literature pieces we love to actively create music, we will process several pieces from the Music for Children’s Volumes and use them as a starting point to jump into improvisation notation activities.

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.

 

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Why should I join?

This is the best deal in professional development!

Membership in the Central Florida Orff Chapter gives you access to an unbeatable professional development bargain. For a mere $12.50 per workshop, you receive training specifically designed to empower music teachers and their students. (Individual workshops are $30 each and $40 for the state conference)