September News: Upcoming Workshops, IMPORTANT: AGM AND NEW BYLAWS
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President's Message, Notice of AGM & New Bylaws

Please note the important information regarding our notice of AGM and bylaw update in this email. Scroll down for more information.

Welcome back to another new school year!  The Alberta Orff Chapter is excited to share with you the high quality events that are coming up for the 2018-2019 year!  In addition, IMPORTANT: please note the official notice of our Annual AGM to be held at our September 29th workshop. Please note the important information regarding our new bylaws. Read below.


Our Regular Workshop Season:

We will be offering our 3 regular workshops. This year: Diane Shieron is up first on September 29th, followed by Joy Reeve in January, and lastly Children's Day at the Winspear with Sue Harvie in May. More info HERE.  We want to encourage you all to become a member and choose the Subscription option to attend all 3 marvellous workshops for a reduced cost.  To give you even more incentive, we will be giving a $50 gift card from St. John's music from a random draw of those who subscribe by September 18th at midnight!  This draw will occur at the September 29th workshop - you will have to be present to win, so don't miss out!  Click HERE to become a member first, and then HERE to subscribe to all three workshops. We will continue to offer our popular Member's Only Make & Take event in January this year. Registration for Make & Take will be available in November.

Honourary Alberta Orff Chapter Membership Presentation for Diane Shieron
This year we are pleased to present Diane Shieron with an Honourary Lifetime Membership to the Alberta Chapter of Carl Orff Canada! We will present Diane with this distinction at our September 29th workshop that happens to feature Diane! If you wish to come and honour her and can't make it to the workshop, please join us precisely at 12:30 PM. 

NEW! Music Conference Alberta!
In addition to all of our regular events, we are pleased to anounce our inclusion in Choir Alberta's Music Conference Alberta from October 25th to the 27th. It will feature a session presented by our very own Laurel Nikolai and Nicole Schutz! You can register as a Carl Orff Canada Delegate! Click HERE to go the Music Conference Alberta website's registration page. MCA more information HERE, MCA website HERE.

FREE Event! TASTE OF ORFF: Seeds of Inspiration
Offered again this year!! This is a FREE event for all teachers who are interested in learning more about what 'Orff' is 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 a perfect event for you. If you are a seasoned teacher, feel free to come by to bring a friend who is new to the Orff approach as well.  Perhaps you're looking to mentor a new music teacher? This is your chance!  Dr. Robert de Frece will be presenting, and is a phenomenal teacher and professor in the Orff world.  If you've never seen him in action, this is your chance!  To read more about this event, click HERE! This is a repeat of last year's session.

Full-time Undergraduate University Students can continue to come to our workshops for FREE!  We encourage students to take out a membership to enjoy the benefits like Make & Take, our Boutique, our Library and more!

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 

All current, past and non-members of the Alberta Orff Chapter should have received a copy of our postcard with all the upcoming workshops and Orff Chapter events for the year. If you did 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 with all the happenings of the Alberta Orff Chapter.

Please note that the location for the Diane Shieron and Joy Reeve workshops are both at Elizabeth Finch School. The location for the Taste of Orff and Make & Take events will be held at a NEW location: David Thomas King School. Children's Day at the Winspear with Sue Harvie will be - of course - at The Winspear.

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on September 29th at the Diane Shieron workshop. **Important: Please review the changes in the Alberta Orff Chapter's Bylaws to be ratified at the AGM.

We have a fantastic library for members-only...feel free to browse our Library Catalogue here for your resource needs!  

Check out our latest blogs, our active Facebook page, and follow our twitter page as well!

Orff Vision 2020
The next National Conference will be on April 16-19, 2020, Downtown Edmonton at the Westin! Review the website HERE. Facebook page HERE.

We look forward to seeing you at our amazing events this 2018-2019 year! 

Andy Funke
President, Alberta Orff Chapter

Year at a Glance

September 18th, 2018 
Last day to subscribe to all 3 workshops for a chance to Win a St. John's Gift Card

September 18th, 2018 
Robert de Frece - Taste of Orff: Seeds of Inspiration 

September 29th, 2018 
Diane Shieron - Great Day! It's A Great Day!

October 25th-27th, 2018 
Music Conference Alberta - Register as a Carl Orff Canada member!

January 26th, 2019
Joy Reeve - Morph With Orff

January 30th, 2019
Make & Take - MEMBERS ONLY 

April 1, 2019
Deadline to apply for Gunild Keetman Scholarship

May 14th, 2019
Children's Day at The Winspear with Sue Harvie -  Cirque de Orff

June 1st, 2019
Deadline to apply for Chapter President's Award

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