Minnesota Orff Chapter Workshop
Dena Byers presents: The Art of Play
Date & Time:
9:01 AM - 3:00 PM
University of St. Thomas
Brady Education Center, Auditorium
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Dena Byers teaches K-5 music with the Durham Public Schools, in Durham, North Carolina and serves as the Lead Elementary Music Teacher for the district. She assists in the coordination of district events and professional development for her colleagues. Dena is also the Artistic Director of the Durham Children’s Choir. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of Connecticut and her Masters degree from the University of Minnesota. A National Board Certified teacher since 2005, Dena has presented at several AOSA Professional Development Conferences as well as for Orff chapters across the country. She served as a Region IV Representative on the AOSA National Board of Trustees from 2006-2009. She has taught Level I basic pedagogy in Orff Schulwerk courses at Samford University in Alabama, Baker University in Kansas, and Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, she has conducted several all-county honor choruses in North Carolina and Alabama and was the recipient of the 2010 Jackson Parkhurst award as an outstanding North Carolina Music Educator.