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

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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”.

Information Given at Workshops

Was something mentioned at a workshop? Check it out here!

Steven Calantropio, 4/20/2013

Steven talked about the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement. Attached below is the flyer that he had on the front table in case you  weren’t able to get one.


Brian Burnett, 3/9/2013

Brian mentioned the site www.teachingwithorff.com, sponsored by MMB Music, several times throughout the workshop. Please use this valuable site for the many resources it offers!


Katie Grace Miller, 9/8/2012

We talked about all the fancy fonts Katie Grace used. The main 3 that are being used for music notation are:

If you are simply looking for some new fonts to use, visit www.dafont.com for a huge selection of free ones!