2016-17 Idaho Orff Professional Development Workshops
$8 – $110
2016-17 Idaho Orff Professional Development Workshops

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2016-17 Idaho Orff Professional Development Workshops

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The Idaho Orff chapter is a Merit-Award winning chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and is excited to offer four days of high quality professional development from locally and nationally recognized presenters. These workshops will give music educators a chance to refresh their teaching toolbox. For further information and full presenter bios, please see the Idaho Orff Website.

There are various ways to purchase workshop tickets: individually or in multiple-day packages. Click on the box that says "select a date" or "ticket" above to purchase tickets or ticket packages. It doesn't matter which date you choose, you will have access to all of the tickets when you are ready to make your purchase.

  • The $110.00 best deal price includes your $25.00 Idaho Orff Membership and all four days of these incredible workshops. There are also 2-day packages available for a discounted price and membership fee.

  • An Idaho Orff Membership is required for all discounted workshop prices and is also required to be eligible for chapter scholarships.

  • College students and first-year teachers may attend any or all of the workshops for only the cost of an Idaho Orff Membership. College IOSA Member dues are $10.00. First-year teacher IOSA dues are $25.00.

  • Boise School District teachers, as per district agreement, 4 professional development days and IOSA membership is $55.00.

  • Nampa School District, as per district agreement, 4 professional days are paid for, only pay IOSA membership fee of $25.00.

  • The workshop ticket prices below are pre-registration prices. Registrations at-the-door will be an additional $10.00.

  • No refunds will be granted. If you are unable to attend a purchased workshop or have further questions, please contact idahoorff@gmail.com

Lunches are available for purchase on each of the workshop days for $8.00. While there are fast-food options in the area, we hope you join us for lunch and collaboration time with your colleagues. If you have dietary needs (i.e. gluten free, vegetarian, dairy free) please let us know when you purchase your lunches.

Thursday, October 6--Noodles and Company

Friday, October 7--Wraps, and various salads

January and February menus normally include something like soup, sandwich, salad, chips, dessert and a beverage.


Day 1 Thursday, October 6th
Clinician: David Gluck

Workshop Description: Rhythm Journey: An Exploration into the Fascinating World of Rhythm with your Students.

David will shed insight on innovative ways to teach your students how to perform music with more rhythmic integrity. The workshop will be hands-on and include using geometric shapes to teach rhythm, using the metronome in creative and effective ways, teaching the art of subdividing: from small to large note values, teaching rhythm from both a physical and mental perspective, teaching students how to count (internally and externally), teaching understanding and internalizing syncopated rhythms (down/up, on/off), using spoken language to teach the essence of rhythm. This workshop will ultimately help teachers assist their students in transferring a deeper understanding of rhythm from the Orff instruments to any other aspect of their musical futures. Regardless of musical style, Groove is essential!
LOCATION: Grace Jordan Elementary School in Boise, Idaho

Day 2 Friday, October 7th

Clinician: Dr. Nicole Molumby
Workshop Description: Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Movement, Recorder and Orff

Dr. Nicole Molumby will present a Dalcroze-Based workshop, which will focus on the teaching methods of Emile Jacque Dalcroze, a Swiss composer, music educator and music theorist whose method of teaching rhythm through movement is known as Eurhythmics. In the morning, Dr. Molumby will lead simple movement activities that emphasize the three Eurhythmic principles of time, space, and energy. Throughout the workshop she will present lessons and activities that incorporate Eurhythmics into learning and performing recorder. At the end of the day, participants will create their own movement-based activities using Orff instruments and recorders that culminate in a final workshop performance!
LOCATION: Grace Jordan Elementary School in Boise, Idaho

Day 3: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Clinician: Tim Wiegand

Workshop Description:Energize Your Music Room; Then Light up the Stage!
Join AOSA National Conference presenter, Tim Wiegand, for creative classroom lessons to energize and motivate your students, original performance pieces for choirs, recorders, dance teams, and mallet ensembles, great percussion techniques and classroom management ideas and learn how to incorporate technology into your performances and lessons!

LOCATION: Birch Elementary School in Nampa, Idaho

Day 4: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Idaho Orff Chapter Share

Local teachers share lessons they gleaned from the AOSA National Professional Development Conference in Atlantic City and their own student-tested lesson gems that are sure to engage your students. It is a great opportunity for collaboration and to find out what works for teachers and students in our area. More workshop details TBA

LOCATION: Birch Elementary School in Nampa, Idaho


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