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MN Orff Workshop with Bonny Tynch

The Choral Rehearsal - Bring Your Singers to LIFE!


Saturday, October 27, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


University of St. Thomas
Brady Educational Center
 2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Event Notes:

The Choral Rehearsal: Bring Your Singers to LIFE!

Come gather ideas for your school, community or church choir! Using a demo choir for part of the day.  Attendees will be singing, moving and talking about how to teach the pieces specifically chosen for elementary and middle school treble choirs as we cover:

  • Warm Ups that increase focus, release tension and build healthy singing habits
  • Rules of Musicianship that empower singers
  • Modeling conducting styles that encourage healthy singing
  • Rehearsal pacing
  • Persistence in the rehearsal
  • Engaging singers to become contributors to the music making
  • How the score informs rehearsal process
  • How to develop healthy singing early in the music classroom

Please note: complimentary music supplied by JWPepper.

Bonny Tynch has been an active music educator in the DC metro area since 1997. She currently teaches Kindergarten through sixth graders at Cunningham Park Elementary in Fairfax County, VA and is the West Campus Coordinator of Youth Choruses for the Fairfax Choral Society.  Bonny holds degrees in choral and general music education from East Carolina University and George Mason University (GMU),  is certified in Orff Schulwerk Pedagogy through Level III plus Master Level IV and has studied at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria.  Bonny has completed Level II of the CME Institute with Doreen Rao, and was selected to bring her choir to serve as part of the internationally renowned institute choir in the summer of 2012.  She has been invited to present at two National AOSA Conferences, and has presented at the tri-state American Choral Director’s Association conference, "Voices United," on the topic of building artistry in the classroom and in the choral rehearsal. She is an active member of AOSA and ACDA and just completed a three year term serving as president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of AOSA