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.