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Minnesota Orff Workshop Blog

by Sarah Hruska-Olson 

On October 25th, I attended a Minnesota Orff Chapter workshop presented by the internationally known elemental music expert and master Orff Schulwerk teacher, Steve Calantropio.  I looked forward to this event for months, not only because of Mr. Calantropio’s excellence as a…

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Advice from the Sages

by Sarah Hruska-Olson

The recent September 27 Minnesota Orff workshop featured a lunch time panel discussion with three Orff Schulwerk master teachers: Judy Bond, Arvida Steen, and Jane Frazee.  They talked about their early experiences with Orff Schulwerk and answered questions from audience members…

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Minnesota Orff Report

by Sarah Hruska-Olson 

The September 27 Minnesota Orff Chapter workshop, presented by Dr, Julie Scott, was on a favorite topic of mine: singing!  The title was: “Singing in Orff Schulwerk.”  Dr. Scott is a past president of AOSA, the national Orff Schulwerk association.  She was my recorder pedagogy…

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Minnesota Orff Chapter Report

by Sarah Hruska-Olson Olson.Sarah@MacPhail.org

Orff w/ parachute 6Our local Twin Cities Orff Schulwerk chapter is an inspiring, economical, and practical source of professional development for K-8 general music teachers.  Participants include music education students, beginning teachers, experienced teachers, and mus…

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