From Seed to Bloom: Growing Creativity and Skill through Music and Movement
Our work begins with a seed of an idea: a theme, concept, melody, dance, or rhythm; that will help to grow the musicianship, artistry and learning experience for our students. In this workshop we will explore lessons that blend music and movement, and encourage student input through improvisation. Ideas for assessment and performances will also be discussed. Please bring a soprano recorder if you have one, and your inner child!
Beth Melin Nelson teaches K-5 music and movement at St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, MN, where she is also the Assistant Principal. She received her Masters Degree, with a concentration in Orff Schulwerk, from the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, MN where she currently serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Graduate Program in Music Education and is the Director of the Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Program. In addition to teaching Level II at the University of St. Thomas, she teaches movement in the Levels Course at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She has presented and performed at national AOSA conferences, state MEA's and is a frequent clinician for chapter workshops across the country. Beth's international teaching includes work in Canada, China, Germany, and the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. She is currently serving as a member of AOSA's National Board of Trustees as a Region III Representative.