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.

Register Here!

We are sorry, but pre-registration for our Chapter Share/Make and Take workshop on Saturday, April, 8 is now closed. You are of course welcome to attend as there will be a large variety of topics being covered. However, we cannot guarantee there will be enough materials for those did not register ahead of time. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!

Please note our new location for this year will 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

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.

Janie Vance

Please join Janie Vance on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00-1:00. She will be presenting:

“Movement in the Orff Classroom : Building Blocks and Process”

This workshop will focus on creative and fun ways to build a movement vocabulary to use in the music classroom for you and your students. Processes for teaching creative movement and folk dances will be included. Other topics include facilitating group work during movement activities for your students and integrating creative movement with children’s literature.

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Janie Vance is an active educator, clinician, and researcher in the field of music education. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University, a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University Miami (FL) and a Master and Doctor of Education in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her certification and Masters certificate in Orff Schulwerk  from George Mason University. Janie has taught movement for the Orff Schulwerk certification courses at Villanova University, Peabody Conservatory, and George Mason University. She is an active presenter in Orff Chapter Workshops and National Conferences. Janie has taught general/vocal/instrumental music Pre-K through 12th grade for 20 years and is currently the Dean of Faculty, Music Coordinator and teacher at The Town School in New York City.

2016-2017 Workshop Series

We are excited to release the line up for the 2016-2017 CFOC Workshop Series! Please mark your calendars now so you don’t miss out on these wonderful learning opportunities.

9/10/16      Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg, 9:00-1:00

10/22/16    Janie Vance, 9:00-1:00

2/11/17      Thom Borden, State 9:00-3:00

4/8/17        Chapter Share/Make & Take, 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 PayPal link to complete your membership.

Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg

Join Sandy and Gretchen Saturday, September 10 as they present:

“Plan, Process, Perform – The Orff Way!”

Start off your year with this hands-on, active workshop with ‘ready-to-go-on Monday’ ideas. The workshop will offer ideas to plan your year, process your lessons, and utilize them in your performances. Movement, recorder, drums, singing, and playing various instruments will be part of this workshop. Come and have fun!!!

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Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg are national board certified teachers and teach elementary music in Florida. For over 10 years, they have taught Orff-Schulwerk Level I teacher training course sponsored by the Central Florida Orff Chapter. They have co-taught workshop sessions at National Orff Schulwerk conferences, as well as, state music conferences in Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia, Virginia and Florida. Together they have written the books, “Drum It Up” and “Creative Bits with Children’s Lit”.