From Models to Masterpieces: Using the Schulwerk as Models for Composition
When an artist learns to paint, they first copy the great works. Eventually, the artist gains mastery of the techniques used by the original artist, and is then free to explore their use in new ways. In this session, participants will examine pieces from the Music for Children volumes in much the same way. Pieces will be examined for the elements that make them unique, and participants will be guided first to modify the original works, and then to compose works of their own – pieces that could have come out of the volumes.
*Please bring along a barred instrument for this workshop.
Sequencing Folk Dance in the Music Classroom
Just as music teachers sequence rhythmic and melodic learning, we can also sequence the teaching of folk dance. In addition to teaching dances for enjoyment and cultural context, come learn and experience a framework for sequencing the "content" of folk dancing. Participants will learn dances for use in the classroom and discuss how to sequence folk dances into a meaningful progression that enables students to spend less time struggling and more time moving.
Hip Cats and Cool Kids (Jazz in the Orff Classroom)
Join us as we explore the world of jazz in the general music classroom. Be prepared to scat, swing, move and grove as we mesh the Schulwerk with America’s music – Jazz! You will experience all aspects of the Schulwerk from speech and song to rhythm and movement. Student success guaranteed.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Post Oak has a poured rubber floor that will be great for movement, but can be damaged by shoes with high heels or hard heels like cowboy boots. Sneakers, any soft-soled shoes, socks, or bare feet are all great! Please leave your stilettos at home for Saturday. :)
Parking at the Bissonnet Campus
(entrance is on Avenue B)
On Campus Parking
1. On the weekend, parking is available in all open spots including the peace circle (click here for parking map)
Off Campus Parking
2. Please park along Avenue B if there are no remaining spots on campus. On the weekend, parking is also available in the neighborhood off of Ave. B.
3. Additional parking is available across Bissonnet Street, in the lot for Feld Park.
Please do not park anywhere on Episcopal High School's campus.
We know as the AMAZING music teachers you are, that you have a few "tricks" up your sleeve! At this special April Fools edition of the Texas Gulf Coast Orff Chapter Share we will explore the "tricks of the trade" as music teachers. How did you get that 4th grade boy to finally match pitch, that kindergarten class finally learn to keep the beat, or that unruly 3rd grade class to start working together? What tricks do you have? No matter the topic, we'd love for you to share.
Download Notes here. Please download both documents.