Kate Bright

Join Kate Bright as she takes you Around the world in 80 beats!

In this workshop, participants will explore the world
of the Orff process and find new ways to sing, say,
move, and play – with a special focus on the recorder
and composition.

By using simple speech patterns,
folk dances and easily created/obtainable
manipulatives, teachers will learn how to process
rhythms inside and outside the world of 4/4.

Chapter Share 2019!


Chapter Share

October 26, 2019

Hidden Oaks Elementary
9051 Suburban Dr, Orlando, FL 32829

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Single Workshop: $30.00

Student: $5.00 per workshop, if you are a registered AOSA member.


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CFOC Presenters

Kelly Arner – “Sing, Dance, Chant, and Play and much, much more!”


Danielle Hatch – “Green Eggs and Ham: Body percussion, FIRESTIX galore.”


Sam Mills – “Level up with Orff – Utilizing the Schulwerk volumes in your classroom


Jasmine Vilca – “Chickens, Butterflies, and Tchaikovsky, Oh My!”


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Shirts will be $15.00 and bags $20.00.

Holly Mullenix

Upcoming Workshop: April 6th, 2019

Holly Mullenix

Discover the power of children’s literature as we travel through the Schulwerk using speech, elemental rhythms, body percussion, improvisation, movement, and composition to create meaningful musical experiences. 


Looking to take Orff Levels this summer?  Your very own Central Florida Orff Chapter will be hosting Levels I and II this summer.  We will have time for questions and answers about what to expect when taking a Levels course, as well as samples of recorder lessons.


Holly Mullenix discovered a passion for education in the music classroom over 25 years ago. She earned the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Ball State University; Master of Science in Music Technology, Indiana University; and Certification in Orff-Schulwerk, Anderson University. Holly’s numerous achievements include: Teacher of the Year, Hamilton Southeastern School District; Teacher of the Year, Curlew Creek Elementary; and the Teaching Excellence Award, Indiana School of Music at Indianapolis. In 2009, Holly was bestowed the honorable Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation National Award at Carnegie Hall. She currently teaches in Pinellas County Schools, is the FMEA All-State Orff Ensemble Coordinator, teaches recorder classes through AOSA for certification of Orff Levels and is the Past-President of the Greater Tampa Bay Area Orff Chapter

Meg Tietz & Andrew Ellingsen

Meg Tietz & Andrew Ellingsen


Playing with Body Percussion

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While many associate the Orff approach with the playing of instruments, there are so many ways for children to be creative musicians. This workshop will highlight a host of ways that teachers can utilize body percussion in their classrooms. This allows teachers with a small budget to incorporate the Orff approach. Additionally, it enables students to make music on their own, meaning the walls of the music room are no barrier to making music.

Meg Tietz teaches K-5 music at Bay Elementary School in Seabrook, TX. Meg completed her Masters Degree with a concentration in Orff Schulwerk at the University of St. Thomas in 2009. She is an active presenter for local and national workshops and conferences and teaches Orff Levels at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Meg is the current president of the Texas Gulf Coast Orff Chapter.

Andrew Ellingsen teaches elementary music and works as an instructional coach in Decorah, IA. He earned his B.A. at Luther College and his M.A.M.E. at the University of St. Thomas with a dual concentration in Kodály and Orff Schulwerk. He has served on the OAKE national board, a committee for AOSA, and has held leadership positions in state and regional organizations for both Orff Schulwerk and Kodály. Ellingsen teaches in the Orff Courses in at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and has presented at both OAKE and AOSA national conferences.