Thursday, October 20, 2011

Come to the National Orff Conference!

I have been invited to be one of the featured presenters at the American Orff-Schulwerk Association National Professional Development Conference, November 9-11, 2011, in Pittsburgh. 

The conference organizers have invited me to teach and have set-up a truly ideal setting where i will be teaching 4 sessions over 3 days. I will not be repeating any of the teaching. The hope is that most of the attendees will come for all 4 of the sessions. We are trying to offer a more in-depth experience than just the average introductory class. Very exciting. I will be presenting 3 classes for the adults to participate in and one high school demonstration class with my students from the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

Many many thanks to Rita Wilmouth at Musik Innovations for sponsoring my sessions!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

600 students in Idaho!

Wow, these were some big days. In the 3 days of teaching in Pocatello, I worked with more than 600 students and we really had a great time. Multiple classes with the Idaho State Civic Orchestra, the Idaho State Youth Orchestra, a Pocatello area high school choir, orchestra, and marching band, and three area middle schools. Many thanks again to Chung Park and all of his hard work. He has amassed such a wonderful group of musicians. I look forward to seeing everyone again soon.