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Register now for the National Orff Conference and the Orffly Good Bus!
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Our Chapter is offering an opportunity to hitch a ride on a chartered bus with some like-minded and fun colleagues all the way from Edmonton to Saskatoon for the National Orff Conference!

We will depart Edmonton 8:00 a.m. on April 28th, and depart Saskatoon 12:00 p.m. on May 1st.

The bus registrations have been open for a couple months now, and seats are filling up already! Don't miss out on this chance and register before the Early Bird offer is up on January 31st.


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The countdown is on...
to the most exciting event 
    to hit Saskatchewan!
            

 Building connections through song, dance and play
Créer des liens à travers le chant, la danse et le jeu


National Conference of Carl Orff Canada
April 28 - May 1, 2016
Sheraton Cavalier Hotel
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan



Conference co-hosts
SaskatchewanLethbridge and 
Calgary Orff Chapters invite you to beautiful Saskatoon, SK, the “Paris of the prairies” to learn from some of the highest-quality and most influential presenters of 
Orff pedagogyFirst Nations Flutesdrumming and dance.


 
Check the website to register:

www.bridges2016.ca



 

Upcoming Events!

January 30 - Tim Wiegand
(from Las Vegas)

"Energize Your Music Room, Then Light Up the Show!"
READ great reviews about Tim's past workshops!

REGISTER NOW!


April 9 - Sharing Day
"The Contemporary Classroom" 
(Topics include: World Music, Technology, Movement, and Drumming!)


 
MEET THE BOARD!

Karen Abrahamson 




How long have you been 
on the Board?
Ten years

What do you do on the Board?
I am currently the Membership Secretary. My job involves keeping track of current and lapsed memberships so that we make sure to get information about our workshops out to as many teachers as we can. I have also held the position of Workshop Convenor (snacks) as well.


What do you like best about being on the Board?
I like the chance to connect with other music teachers, to share ideas and activities, and to work together with others on the board to provide for music teachers fun, relevant, exciting, and valuable Orff-based PD sessions. 

What is one of your favourite ideas you gained from an Orff workshop?
There are so many ideas that I loved! I have to say my tried and true activities mostly come from Randy and Jeff, and Brian and Don, but there's always something from each workshop I can take back and use in my classroom.

What do you say when asked
what "Orff" is?
I tell people that Orff is a philosophy for teaching music where students are actively involved in music making through singing/speech, movement, playing, instruments, reading and writing music, listening to and creating music. 

If you were an instrument, what would you be and why?
Do I have to pick just one? Here are some of my favourites...piano, cello, double bass, guitar...