DECEMBER 2020 News: Upcoming February Workshop and a new boutique product!
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Fall 2020 workshop success!

Our fall virtual resource workshop "Drum, Move, Play" with Sherryl Sewepagaham was a huge success! We had over 200 participants from across Canada join us in this unique project, making this one of our most successful workshops to date. Thank you again to Sherryl for sharing your beautiful music with all of us! We hope you have enjoyed sharing this music with your students in your music classes.

We had many requests to purchase this amazing resource after the workshop closed. Sherryl has agreed that we may sell the workshop resource online in the Alberta Orff Chapter boutique. Proceeds will go to build up our scholarship funds (more information on that soon).

"Drum! Move! Play!" is now available on the Alberta Orff Chapter website for $40. Purchase your Workshop Resource here.
January 2021 workshop change

Change of plans! We were planning to have Jody Stark join us as our presenter for our workshop in January 2021. Due to travel restrictions, we will postpone this workshop to a future date when we can welcome Jody in person with all of us.

Get ready to sing, move, and play to the music of sunny Namibia and South Africa with Garth Prince and special guest, Sokhana Mfenyana. They will share background information, pronunciation, dialect and language explanations to accompany each song. Join this interactive video workshop resource complete with lesson ideas and google slides ready to use with your students while you bring African music and dance into your classroom! Professional recordings will include movement and dance instructions, African calls, drumming patterns, teachings and Orff accompaniments. 

Enjoy Garth’s special rendition of Dumela that was arranged for children participating in the Carl Orff Canada Vision 2020 Opening Ceremonies. Learn a spectacular performance piece from start to finish with complete Orff orchestration, movement, vocal harmony and drumming patterns! Experience teachings directly from Garth Prince to bring "Grazing Back Home", a story-performance by Tololwa M Mollel and music by Garth Prince alive in your classroom!

On Saturday, February 20, 2021 beginning at 12 PM PST/1 PM MST, join the Alberta and BC Orff Chapters as they host a live zoom panel discussion called "Black Experience: Best practice approaches to including African music in the music classroom" with Garth Prince and special guests Kathy Robinson, Kofi Gbolonyo and Dawn Pemberton. This will be a fabulous discussion that you won't want to miss!!

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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
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, COC at Home and Ostianto - The National Journal Of Carl Orff Canada.
Judy Sills Library of Music
Did you know that as a perk of your Alberta Orff Chapter membership, you are able to take out resources throughout the year? If you would like to sign out items from the library, browse our Library Catalogue HERE and connect with our librarian at to arrange pick up. Please note that not all library items are available at this time and collection of items is limited to the Edmonton area. Connect with our librarian to find resources to help you out this year!

Each year we dedicate funds to grow our library collection. All of the literature recommendations included in the Sherryl Sewepagaham "Sing, Drum Play" workshop resource are now available through our Orff library!
Are you looking for manipulatives and games for your music room? Our boutique continues to operate to bring you teaching materials. Click HERE to purchase items through our website. If you have any questions, contact our boutique coordinators at
On behalf of the Alberta Orff Chapter Board and Carl Orff Canada, I wish you all continued success during these challenging times. The Alberta Orff Chapter is working hard to continue to bring you quality professional development and to find creative ways to support you this year!

Laurel Nikolai, President Alberta Off Chapter

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