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April 2018

Vivian Murray Caputo Workshop – April 2018

April 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Catlin Gable School, 8825 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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$5.00 - $100.00

Join us for POSA’s final workshop of the school year! Vivian Murray Caputo is an Orff specialist and has taught in public and private schools for many years.  She has presented workshops for AOSA chapters and for MENC and AOSA National Conferences, and she is an instructor for Levels I, II, and III Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training. She served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees as Region V Representative and as Co-Chair of the 2005 AOSA National Conference in…

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June 2018

AOSA National Conference

June 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Early Registration is now OPEN! Join us in Cincinnati, OH, November 7-10, as AOSA celebrates its 50th Anniversary at the 2018 AOSA Professional Development Conference. Soar to new heights with Richard Gill, one of Australia’s best-known and best-loved musical figures. Richard’s sessions navigate improvisation in speech, percussion, song and movement. Experience the World Premiere of Jay Broeker’s commissioned work celebrating the 50th Anniversary of AOSA, featuring select ensembles from the Cincinnati Children’s Choir and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. Learn approaches to teach world choral music in elementary and middle school choirs with Angela Broeker,…

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July 2018

Orff-Schulwerk Level 1 at Columbia Valley

July 30, 2018 - August 10, 2018
Columbia Valley Elementary, 17500 SE Sequoia Cir
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
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Portland Orff-Schulwerk Levels Level 1 is full for 2018, but we look forward to continuing to serve our community of music educators in future years. Please attend our workshops and join our mailing list to receive future information about Levels in the Portland area.  The Portland Chapter is now hosting Orff-Schulwerk Level 1, being offered in conjunction with the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) and hosted by Evergreen Public Schools. The two-week (10 day) course focuses on training music teachers to…

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August 2018

Summer Workshop with Andrea Sangiorgio

August 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Columbia Valley Elementary, 17500 SE Sequoia Cir
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
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Join us during the Orff Level 1 class for a rare opportunity to workshop with Andrea Sangiorgio, a leader in the Orff-Schulwerk community and Professor of Elementary Music Education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, in collaboration with The Orff Institute! No need to travel to conference or to Munich to see a master from The Institute, POSA is hosting Sangiorgio for a full day of Levels work and workshop fun, and you're invited!   Prof. Dr. Andrea Sangiorgio…

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September 2018

Orff 101

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rock Creek Elementary, 4125 NW 185th Ave
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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Get your school year started off right! This half day workshop will provide you with engaging, useful material for your music classroom presented by our past POSA presidents. No Orff experience required, but great activities for all to kickstart your year!

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October 2018

Peter and Mary Alice Amidon

October 12, 2018 @ 8:30 am - October 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Columbia Valley Elementary, 17500 SE Sequoia Cir
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
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$100.00 - $150.00

 Creating a Dynamic Learning Community with Traditional Dance, Song and Storytelling The dancing and singing was delightful, but what I really appreciated was your detail toward the musicality of what you taught. It was never “just” singing or “just” dancing. Each element had a purpose and direction to it. - Kevin L. Droe, Ph.D., University of Northern Iowa Peter and Mary Alice Amidon's teacher workshop focuses on the community building power of traditional dance, song and storytelling in the schools.  In both the…

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February 2019

Tim Wiegand

February 2
Rock Creek Middle School, 14897 SE Parkland Drive
Happy Valley, OR 97015 United States
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Bringing Back the Joy! Teaching with Joy can sometimes be a challenge.  In this exciting session teachers will experience engaging games and simple activities that work!  When students enjoy the material it, can make a world of difference.  Teachers will sing, dance, play recorder, play instruments, and create in this fun filled worksop.   Tim Wiegand graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in Music Education, and received his Masters Degree with an "emphasis in Orff-Schulwerk" from The University of…

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