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Building Bridges: Orff Process & Media in Interdisciplinary Lessons

Orff Workshop


Saturday, March 2, 2013 - Saturday, March 2, 2013

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


University of St. Thomas
Anderson Student Center, Woulfe Alumni Hall
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Event Notes:

Music teachers are frequently asked to reinforce skills and concepts from other academic areas. Our challenge is to provide meaningful integration without sacrificing essential components of our own curriculum. Fortunately, the Orff approach is ideally suited to interdisciplinary instruction. This workshop will provide examples of Orff Schulwerk lessons for grades K-5 that maintain musical integrity while supporting other areas of the elementary school curriculum. We will explore concepts drawn from math, science, social studies, and language arts, but always with a primary focus on elemental music-making and authentic musical experiences.

Nick Wild teaches K-5 general music at the Great Oak Elementary school in Danvers, MA. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in English horn performance from The Juilliard School in New York and completed his Orff teacher certification at George Mason University, including Steve Calantropio's Level IV Master Class. Nick is President of the New England chapter of AOSA, serves on the Editorial Board of the The Orff Echo, and presented workshops and conference sessions at the local and national level. He teaches recorder for all three Orff levels, most recently at Villanova University in PA and Gordon College in MA.