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Melin Nelson, Beth

Summer Graduate Program - Orff Schulwerk Director
M.A. University of St. Thomas
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University of St. Thomas
Graduate Music, LOR 103
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Beth Melin Nelson teaches K-5 music at St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, MN, where she is also the Assistant Principal. She teaches on the faculties of the Orff Schulwerk teacher training courses at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and at the University of St. Thomas, MN, where she also serves as the Course Director.  Beth frequently presents workshops at the local, regional, and national level, and is a founding member of the adult performing ensemble Schulfunk. She received her Orff Schulwerk certification from the University of St. Thomas as a student in the M.A. program, where she also took classes in Dalcroze and Kodály. Her background includes experience as an early childhood teacher, artist in residence, and trained dancer.

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 544 - 08 Movement Curriculum Design K-2 M T W R F - - 0900 - 1130

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M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1130


Course Registration Number:

30465 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours


Beth M. Nelson

The purpose of this course to design and establish meaningful movement plan to fit into your music curriculum This class will include learning about the developmental stages of young children; creative movement activities; ideas for sequencing folk dances; and creating an outline plan for your curriculum. The course will include group class time as well as individual mentorship. Prerequisite: Orff Levels I from any AOSA approved course Text: Creative Dance for All Ages by Anne Green Gilbert

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