S.F.O.C. 2019-2020 Workshop Schedule
September 14, 2019 9AM-1PM Josh Southard, location TBA, Broward County
*October 19, 2019 FEMEA Southern Regional Honor Choir and Orff Ensemble
November 2, 2019 9AM-1PM Judy Bond, University of Miami, Miami, FL
*November 6-10, 2019 NAfME National Conference, Orlando, FL
*November 20-23, 2019 AOSA National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
*January 8-11, 2020 FMEA Conference, Tampa, FL
February 29, 2020 9AM-3PM Kate Bright, Florida Orff State Workshop, Orlando, FL
March 14, 2020 9AM-1PM Jim Solomon with BCEMTA, location TBA, Broward County
April South Chapter Share, Amelia Earhart Elementary, Miami, FL
May North Chapter Share, St. Paul Lutheran, Boca Raton, FL
Why South Florida Orff? Within the elementary school setting, the music teacher is often the only one who develops original, tailored lessons and prepares programs while covering the state standards. The South Florida Orff Chapter (SFOC) unites music teachers several times a year to attend workshops given by experienced music educators who are guest clinicians all over the USA.
Who? All music teachers can benefit from Orff workshops! Whether you have completed Orff levels, or are a beginning teacher, these workshops demonstrate a learning process, that can be used in general music education classes as well as ensembles.
What? Promoting enthusiasm and creativity, SFOC is a local non-profit organization under the umbrella of the national organization called American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA). Originally developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman, Orff-Schulwerk is a process that combines singing, speech, dancing, playing, improvisation, listening, creating, and composing to raise a students’ musicianship, while educating the child in a fun and natural way.
How? Membership costs $60 for the year, including four local workshops, plus the State Workshop in February near Orlando. If you wish to attend only one workshop, you may pay $30, however this does not enable a yearly membership and voting privileges.
All items marked with an asterisk (*) are NOT included in the yearly membership fee.