2019-2020 Workshops

WOrkshop TImes:

Workshops are always from 9AM - 3PM with a 1 hour Potluck Lunch/ Business Mtg

Dr. Nicole Molumby Professor at Boise State University, Department of Music teaching flute and ear training with degrees in flute performance and k-12 choral education from the University of Northern Iowa. She taught in a Reggio Based pre-k-2 school in Iowa, as well as taught recorder, flute, and voice as a public school instructor in Northern England for two years. Most recently she collaborated with Slovenian flutist and elementary music educator, Ana K. Pucihar, on a Fulbright project during spring 2015.

Dr. Nicole Molumby

AUGUST 24, 2019

Integrative Approaches to Teaching Singing, Movement, & Recorder

This Dalcroze-Based Workshop will focus on the teaching rhythm through movement known as Eurhythmics. The morning will focus on simple movement activities that emphasize the three Eurhythmic principles of time, space, and energy. Throughout the workshop she will present lessons and activities that incorporates Eurhythmics into learning and performing recorder. In the afternoon participants will create their own movement-based activities incorporating Orff instruments and recorders that culminate in a final workshop performance!

Meg TietzTeaches K-5 music at Campbell Elementary School in League City, TX. Meg completed her Masters Degree with a concentration in Orff Schulwerk at the University of St. Thomas. 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 currently serves as a Region 3 Representative on the AOSA National Board of Trustees.

Meg TieTz

OCTOBER 26, 2019

Planning Programs with Purpose

The performances that are put on by a music teacher during the school year are one of our major ways to communicate to our parents, teaching colleagues, and administrators what is happening within our classroom on a daily basis. Additionally, with limited time in our schedules to make these programs a reality, it is essential that material is carefully chosen to support our curriculum instead of detracting from it. This workshop will focus on different ways one might construct a program to fit within various constraints while still giving opportunity for student ownership, creativity, and joyful artistry and without sacrificing valuable teaching time.

Chapter Sharing

JANUARY 25, 2020

This year our chapter share will be from 9:00-1:00. The topic of the first half of the workshop is Student Teaching and will be led by Michelle Swanson. They will focus on the requirements for hosting a student teacher and how to best help your student teacher once they are in your classroom.

The topic of the second half of the workshop is Exceptional Learners and will be led by Kate Hagen and Michelle Droe. They will focus on differentiation methods and activities to engage the exceptional learner in the general music while still meeting the needs of every other student in the class.


Jennifer Donovan

Teaches at Clear Creek Elementary School in Shawnee, Kansas. She is a past president of the Kansas Orff Chapter, served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees as Region III Representative and Treasurer and was the National Conference Chair for the 2016 AOSA Conference in Atlantic City and is chairing the 2020 Conference in Kansas City. She was on the Kansas Teacher of the Year team in 2009 and 2018. She was the 2012 recipient of the World Village Wildcard scholarship and attended the JaSeSoiRy World Village in Valkeala, Finland.

JENNIFER DONOVAN

APRIL 4, 2020

The Core of A Creative Classroom: Music

Using natural connections through Orff Schulwerk, participants will use poetry, prose, and visual art as inspiration as they explore avenues to use Project Based Learning in the music classroom.