Entry Points: Exploring Creative Approaches to Making Music and Movement
A Minnesota Orff Chapter Workshop with Andrew Ellingsen.
Date & Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Universtiy of St. Thomas
Brady Educational Center Auditorium
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
We all want our students to have a deep love of music and movement inspired by aesthetic moments, but helping students attain those artistic high points can seem overwhelming to achieve. During this workshop, participants will explore approaching music and movement through playful games and other entry points. Participants will then take the material explored in those initial approaches and use it as fodder for making music and movement come to life together.
Andrew Ellingsen teaches elementary music and works as an instructional coach in Decorah, IA. He earned his B.A. at Luther College and his M.A.M.E. at the University of St. Thomas with a dual concentration in Kodály and Orff Schulwerk. He has served on the OAKE national board, is a Past President for both the Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America and the Kodály Chapter of Minnesota, and was on the board for Minnesota Orff. Ellingsen teaches Orff courses at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Memphis, and Spokane and has presented at both OAKE and AOSA National conferences.