September News: Upcoming Workshops, IMPORTANT: AGM to be held on Sept. 28 at our first workshop
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President's Message & Notice of AGM

President's Message
Welcome back to another new school year!  There is a lot more to to talk about this year because of the upcoming National Orff Conference: Vision 2020 in April. The 26th Carl Orff National Conference will certainly be a highlight of the year and is not to be missed! To help support the conference, we will have a used booksale at our workshops and Make & Donate events to help out with the Conference fundraising. Of course, we will still be offering exciting workshops and our popular Taste Of Orff event. Note that because of conference preparation, we won't be hosting a Make & Take session this year.  While there is quite a lot of content in this email to go through, don't worry because we will definitely be sending out other reminders throughout the year. Please read on to learn all about the exciting events coming up.
-Andy Funke, President Alberta Off Chapter
Notice of AGM
Our Annual General Meeting will take place on September 28th at the Artie Almeida workshop. 
2019/2020 Workshops

Regular Workshop Season

This year we will be offering two workshops. Artie Almeida is up first on September 28, followed by Dawn Muir in January. There will not be a third regular workshop in spring because of Vision 2020, National Conference in April.  We encourage everyone to become a member and choose the Subscription option to attend both workshops for a reduced cost. Click HERE to become a member first, and then HERE to subscribe both workshops. You can also click HERE to sign up for only Artie Almeida.

Artie Almeida - September 28
Dawn Muir - January 25
Location - Elizabeth Finch School
FREE Workshop - Taste of Orff
This is a FREE event for all teachers who are interested in learning more about what Orff Schulwerk is all about. Are you new to teaching music OR would like to see what Orff Level I might look like?  Do you know someone who is thinking about teaching elementary music?  This is the perfect event for you. If you are a seasoned teacher, feel free to come by and bring a friend who is new to the Orff approach. Diane Shieron will be sharing her Orff expertise. She is a phenomenal teacher and mentor to many in the Orff world. To read more about this event, click HERE

Date - September 9
Location - David Thomas King School
Full-Time Students
Full-time Undergraduate University Students are invited to come to our workshops for FREE!  While membership is not required for students to attend our workshops for free, we encourage students to take out a membership to enjoy other benefits such as the use of our Judy Sills Library of Music and Ostianto - The National Journal Of Carl Orff Canada.
Vision 2020: COC National Conference
The next National Conference will be on April 16-19, 2020, Downtown Edmonton at the Westin! If you have never been to a Carl Orff Canada National Conference, this is your big chance! Don't miss it! Carl Orff Canada conferences are held every second year and The Alberta Chapter is thrilled to be hosting Carl Orff Canada's 26th National Conference in Edmonton. There is no better event for professional development, colleague camaraderie and full on fun! Click the icons directly below to view Vision 2020's website and social media.
Vision 2020 Make & Donate
A Make and Take with a twist! We are hosting this FREE event in support of our upcoming Vision 2020 conference. Join us for a fun work-bee where we will create some cool items to sell in the conference boutique. No special skills needed, just a donation of your time. Participants will go home with a free set of 1 item for their own classroom. Snacks and great conversation will be supplied!
Date - October 8, 2019
Location - Hilwie Hamdon School

You can click the link below for more information.
Click HERE to register
Vision 2020 Fundraiser Booksale
Looking for picture books to use in your music program? Want to support our Vision 2020 Conference? We have a deal for you. Gently used, Music-related picture books will be for sale at the September 28 workshop. Curated by our own literacy and music expert, Tim Paetkau, this exciting collection of books will inspire you to incorporate literacy into your music lessons. All proceeds will support Vision 2020.
Vision 2020 Fundraiser Folk Dance Recordings
For Sale: Folk Dance Recordings
Local music teachers collaborated to record 12 folk songs that can be used for teaching folk dance in the classroom. Proceeds will go towards Vision 2020 Carl Orff Canada 26th National Conference.
Click HERE to listen to a preview and buy the recordings.
Be sure to visit our popular Boutique when attending our workshops. You can look at everything that is for sale, both new items and old favourites. Click HERE
Judy Sills Library of Music
We have a fantastic library for members-only. Feel free to browse our Library Catalogue HERE for your resource needs.
Membership Information
Am I a current member? When does my membership expire? How do I take out a membership? What does my membership include? These are all common questions that many people ask. For answers to all these questions, check out the MEMBERSHIP tab at the top of our webpage If you have any questions about your membership, please contact our Membership Secretary at
Postcard Mailout
All current, past and non-members of the Alberta Orff Chapter should be receiving a copy of our postcard with all the upcoming workshops and Orff Chapter events for the year. If you do not receive one, please contact, and we'll send one out to you. Moving or recently moved? Please make sure you notify us of any address or email changes so we can make sure to keep you up to date.
Music Conference Alberta
Carl Orff Canada members are once again invited to register for Music Conference Alberta which will be held in Calgary this year, October 24 to 26. In addition to many elementary music sessions, you can see Sue Harvie and Heather Nail with: A-B-C/1-2-3, it’s F-U-N you See! Explore Literacy and Numeracy through Music (Part 1 and 2).  Click HERE

Year at a Glance

September 9, 2019
Diane Shieron - Taste of Orff

September 28, 2019 
Artie Almeida - Sing! Move! Play!

October 8, 2019
Make & Donate

October 28, 2019
Music Conference Alberta

January 25, 2020
Dawn Muir - Jamaica Play and Move Away!

February 5, 2020
Make & Donate

April 1, 2020
Deadline to apply for Gunild Keetman Scholarship

April 16-19, 2020
National Orff Conference: Vision 2020, Edmonton, AB

June 1, 2020
Deadline to apply for Chapter President's Award

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