Alberta Orff Message - President's Message
Welcome back to another new school year! We are excited to share with you the events that are coming up for the 2016-17 year!
The Alberta Orff Chapter hopes to see you at one of our many upcoming events, whether it be our Make & Take, our Stay & Play, or our October 1st workshop with Heather Nail. The Make & Take and Stay & Play are members-only events so make sure your membership is current before registering! Online registration is available for all these events and make sure to check out the subscription option to attend all 3 fabulous workshops this year for a reduced cost!
STUDENTS AND FORT MCMURRAY TEACHERS
Full-time Undergraduate University Students can come to our workshops for FREE! Our Chapter would also like to offer FREE workshops for all the music teachers from Fort McMurray this 2016-17 year!
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
Please note that the locations for the Heather Nail and Thom Borden workshops are at Elizabeth Finch School. Our third workshop will be a Children's Day workshop that will be held at the Winspear on Monday, April 24, 2017. The location for the Make & Take and Stay & Play will be held at Crawford Plains School.
NOTICE OF AGM
Our Annual General Meeting will take place on October 1st at the Heather Nail workshop. There will be a summary of the proposed changes to the bylaws found on our website (under the Resources tab) regarding position name changes and responsibilities. If you have any questions regarding these proposed changes to the bylaws prior to the general meeting, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to answer them.
We have a fantastic library...feel free to browse our Library Catalogue here for your resource needs! Here are a couple of our latest additions:
What to Teach When, Grades 4 - 5
Whether you are a new music educator or a seasoned veteran, you will never again have to ask What to Teach When. Following their elemental approach, this easy-to-adopt curriculum from master teachers Don Dupont and Brian Hiller targets developmentally appropriate skills that every fourth and fifth grade student should master in the areas of melody, rhythm, form, timbre, and texture. All visuals and manipulatives needed to teach the lessons are available on the included CD, prepared for you in full color.
Activities to Begin for Music Classes Grades K - 6
Simply Beginning is filled with activities and suggestions for beginning each new type of activity in the school year. You'll have a lesson to begin your soprano recorder class, and introduction to Alto Recorder, some great new begin-the-year activities, and more.
Check out our latest blog about the amazing Levels Courses offered in the summer. It just may inspire you to take the course next year! We also have an active Facebook page you should 'like', and follow our twitter page as well!
We look forward to seeing you at our amazing events this 2016-17 year!
President, Alberta Orff Chapter