Kodaly & Orff Schulwerk: Stronger Together
with Andrew Ellingsen
Music educators often feel pressured to choose between Orff Schulwerk and Kodaly. Why choose when you can have both? This workshop will highlight how these two active music-making approaches can not only co-exist in the music classroom but can strengthen one another. Attendees will participate in a variety of activities in which Orff and Kodaly philosophies intertwine to create musically meaningful experiences for students.
Andrew Ellingsen teaches elementary music at John Cline Elementary and General Music Methods at Luther College 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, is a Past President of both the Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America and the Kodály Chapter of Minnesota, and was on the board for Minnesota Orff. Ellingsen also teaches in the Orff Courses at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and in Memphis and has presented at both OAKE and AOSA national conferences.
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015: 9am-4pm
Location: Carl Sandburg Elementary: 12801 84th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
Clock Hours: 6 clock hours will be available for attendees.
January 2016 ACDA/NKE Workshop:
“Great Music Set to Great Poetry for Children’s Choirs”
On MLK weekend (Friday/Saturday January 15/16) we have our annual combined workshop with the American Choral Directors Association! This can’t-miss event will be in the Crawford Music Building at Seattle Pacific University. This year our theme will be “Great Music Set to Great Poetry for Children’s Choirs.” The reading packet will include children’s choral pieces that incorporate great poetry. Presenters will include incredible northwest composers Judith Herrington and John Muehleisen. We have the privilege of having a piece commissioned by Judith Herrington and premiered at this workshop.
Pre-registration is available.
3214 Fourth Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119
Saturday only: $60 for NKE/ACDA members; $80 non-members
Students: $10 for both.
Mid-Winter Workshop Weekend: March 4-5
Upper Elementary Lesson Activities with Christopher Roberts
And Chapter Sharing with the Northwest Kodaly Board and Members
Location: Seahurst Elementary School
14603 14th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166
Pre-registration is available.
Are you struggling with those 5th Graders? Do you have a 6th grade class who curl their lip at anything you toss at them? Upper Elementary general music classes can be our most challenging classes, but they also have the potential to be the most rewarding. Don’t suffer alone! Our resident Kodaly expert, Dr. Christopher Roberts will share games and strategies for this unique age group!
On Friday evening, March 4th, we’ll have a Mid-Winter Sharing from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This sharing will consist of many short presentations from our board and members, maybe even you
Then on the following day, Saturday, March 5th, Seattle’s own music education all-star Christopher Roberts will host a workshop focusing on songs & strategies to engage 4th, 5th, and 6th grade kids in music class. If you’ve never been to one of Christopher’s classes or workshops, you won’t want to miss this! Be prepared to take away many great lesson activities and ideas from this fantastic workshop weekend.
Friday, March 4th, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, March 5th, 9am – 4pm
2-day:$65 for NKE members; $95 for non-members
Friday only: $20 for NKE members; $30 non-members
Saturday only: $50 for NKE members; $70 non-members
Students: $5 for both days
2-day: $85 for NKE members, $115 for non-members
Friday only: $30 for NKE members; $40 non-members
Saturday only: $60 for NKE members; $80 non-members
Students: $10 for both days.
Have you shared with us lately?
If you have never shared at a Sharing event, you can! This sharing will be a breeze for presenters; time slots are flexible, so you can share one great idea or go more in depth on a few ideas.
We really want to hear from our newer members and veterans alike.
Contact NKE Treasurer Chris Stroh for more information.
Introduction to the Kodaly Approach for Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Teachers:
Ideas and techniques that you can begin to use immediately
Day-of registration: $30 (for members or non-members)
University Students (With ID) Free
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue S. Tacoma, WA 98447
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2015-2016 Board members: Alina Gibitz Stroh, President; Chris Stroh, Treasurer; David Ferguson, Secretary; Melyssa Stone, Technology Chari; Robyn Clapper, Membership Chair; Melissa Headrick, Member-at-large.