The two outer sections of Music for Children Volume I contain many song arrangements and instrumental pieces that Orff-inspired teachers have loved and taught to students again and again. Less familiar to some is the material in the middle section titled "Rhythmic and melodic exercises." These pages contain a wealth of musical material that can unlock children's creativity while developing musical skills and concepts, and they represent the core of the Schulwerk. It was Orff and Keetman's intention that teachers continue using this material even as the children work into the later volumes of MFC. Participants in this workshop will experience the paired skills in Part II of Volume I through singing, speech, instruments, and movement while reinforcing the elements of music and exploring ways to feature the students' own musical material in performances.
CDE Clock Hours* are available at all workshops for no extra cost!
Graduate Credit* is available through Adams State University for participating in all four online workshops.
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Michael Chandler is an Assistant Professor of Music and the Coordinator of Music Education at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Dr. Chandler taught music and movement to children in Texas public schools for 16 years and was named Teacher of the Year at two different elementary campuses. His student ensembles have performed by invitation at the Texas Music Educators Conference in San Antonio in 2013. 2007, and 2005. Dr. Chandler has taught workshops and conference sessions in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and has taught all three levels of Orff Schulwerk basic and recorder in AOSA-approved teacher education courses across the United States. He is the author of Everyday Recorder, Recorder Everyday! a classroom resource for introducing the recorder in Orff Schulwerk classrooms.
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