The August 17th & March 29th workshops are held from 9:15-1:15 P.M. 

at the University of Redlands, Watchorn Hall, Room 103.

The October 5th workshop is also held from 9:15-1:15 P.M.  However, the location is to be determined.

August 17, 2024

Mandy Gunter

Making Music Come Alive With Children's Books

Come and explore how to utilize children's literature with singing, instrument playing, movement, and creating! Participants will explore different types of literature to take back to their classrooms. Grab your coffee and come explore!  

Mandy Gunter is the music specialist at Burnette Elementary in Gwinnett County, Georgia.  She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Georgia College and a Master of Education from Lesley University. She has successfully completed post level III master class teacher education in Orff.

October 5, 2024


Victor Lozada

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Teaching in the

Orff-Schulwerk Classroom

Our students are increasingly becoming more and more diverse; however, we as teachers do not come from similar cultures. Discover pathways to sing, say, dance, and play in culturally sustaining ways that honor children's languages, literacies, and cultures. 

Victor Lozada taught K-5 music in Texas for 14 years. He is an Assistant Professor at UNT-Dallas where his research includes the intersection between music and bilingual education, which he presents locally, nationally, and internationally. He served AOSA on the Reverberations Editorial Board and as the Interim VP of DEIA. 

March 29, 2025

Karen Petty

Mother Goose Is On The Loose

Mother Goose – it’s not just for the nursery anymore! The marvelous rhythms and language found in traditional Mother Goose rhymes make them useful to every age group. Using these simple texts as a basis, we will branch out into many levels of complexity – adding speech and vocal ostinati, drama, movement, barred instruments and untuned percussion, rounds, games and more. This workshop will feature songs, games and teaching process and ideas for kindergarten through 6th grade all based on traditional Mother Goose Rhymes. 

Karen Petty teaches General Music Kindergarten – 5th grade plus Chorus and Recorder Consort at Gold Rush Elementary School in Parker, Colorado. She has been a Music and Movement educator for more than 40 years. She is past president of both NYC and the Rocky Mountain Orff Chapters. Karen has served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees as Regional Representative, Recording Secretary and is currently the AOSA Treasurer. Karen is an AOSA approved teacher educator and frequent workshop presenter. Recently she published Mostly Modal with Movement and More with Beatin’ Path Publications.