Orff Schulwerk Level I two week summer course in South Florida July 24 – Aug. 2017

Dear Fellow Music Teachers,

It’s official! The South Florida Orff Chapter (SFOC), in cooperation with Florida International University (F.I.U.), is pleased to bring you the Orff Schulwerk Level I two week summer course to South Florida. See the attached flyer and registration form for more information.

Class size is limited, so in order to guarantee your participation in this amazing opportunity, complete and email the registration form, along with a $100 deposit by 5/1/17.

If you would like more information about Orff Schulwerk Levels courses, click on the following link for the American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA): http://aosa.org/professional-development/

If you have more questions after reading the attachment, please email your Course Directors, Liese Connell (liesealex@gmail.com) or Claudia Lusararian (castlusararian@aol.com).

Thank you for your interest in the Orff – Schulwerk Level I course this summer at F.I.U. from July 24 to August 4, 2017. If you have not already done so, please send registration form to Liese Connell.
To pay for the course using PayPal or credit card, please use the updated links below.
Or send a check made out to SFOC and mail to Liese.

Any questions, anytime. 954-658-1066.
Claudia Lusararian
President SFOC

Orff Level I Payment Options On PayPal and Credit Cards USE THE FOLLOWING LINKS

Orff Level I Deposit $100 Due May 1, 2017


Orff Level I Balence $600 Due May 1, 2017


Orff Level I One time Full Payment $700 Due May 1, 2017


After May 1st the course rate will be available on PayPal and Credit Card for $750.


Join us for the season finale, then Lunch at Olive Garden.


Woohoo ! For the first time ever, Orff level 1 coming to Miami. 

Another Great Workshop Coming Up !


Join us for a full day workshop with Greg Roman presenting Orff lessons in Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music

When: October 15, 2016

Time: 9:00 (8:30 breakfast/coffee)

Where: Boca Raton Elementary School  103 SW 1st Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Printable PDF link:  16-17-greg-roman-flyer

Participants must RSVP at southfloridaorff@gmail.com


Cyndee Giebler workshop 9/17/16

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Saturday, September 17, 2016   9:00a.m.   to 1:00p.m. (8:30 breakfast)

Location: David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center

15000 Bay Vista Boulevard, North Miami, Florida 33181

Cyndee Giebler lives and teaches in northeast Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and  completed her master’s degree at the University of St.Thomas in St.Paul, Minn. She completed all three Orff Levels at the University of St. Thomas and has taken master classes with Steve Calantropio and Richard Gill. She has presented workshops for American Orff-Schulwerk Association chapters around the country as well as state, regional , and national converntions. Cyndee teaches Level II at the Uarts/Villanova University Summer Music Masters Program in Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Cyndee enjoys composing and arranging music for classroom, chorus and elementary strings.

Sing, Dance, Play at our next workshop called “Mining the Volumes”.  Cyndee  will be touching on the many wonderful treasures that  our traditional  MUSIC FOR CHILDREN  volumes contain.  Bring your recorder, and a spirit of adventure as we go mining for musical gems. Your students will love creating master pieces from these music selections that you will bring back to your school.

Cost: $30 for 1 workshop, OR $55 for yearly membership (4 workshops)

Please RSVP to Claudia Lusararian at castlusararian@aol.com

Denise Gagne Workshop 8/27/2016

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South Florida Orff Chapter Presents Denise Gagne

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Denise Gagne is a music specialist with more than 35 years of experience teaching band, choir and classroom music from pre-school to College levels.  Her choirs and bands won many awards at Music Festivals and performed for local and national sporting events, on national radio and even for the Queen.  Denise has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria,  a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan, a Diploma in Music from the University of Auckland (pending), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts (Kodàly Level 3) from the University of Calgary with Lois Choksy.  She has completed Orff Level 3 and additional Orff training with Cindy Hall, Jay Broeker, Jos Wuytack and Donna Otto.

Denise has served on the boards of the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association, the Saskatchewan Band Association, and served for eight years on the board of the Kodàly Society of Canada.  Denise is currently managing editor of Themes & Variations, preschool music teacher and frequent visitor to Red Deer elementary school music classrooms.

Denise is the author or editor of more than 80 publications for K- 6 music teachers.    She has been a workshop presenter in every Canadian province and territory and 49 states.  She presents regularly for Orff and Kodaly workshops, preschool and kindergarten conferences in Canada, the USA, Asia, and Australia!   Her workshops are fun, practical, and activity based!

Schulwerk and the Music Curriculum

Explore children’s literature using the Orff-Schulwerk process in a lively, participatory workshop.

Lake Forest Elementary School, 3550 SW 48th Ave., Pembroke Park, FL 33023

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (8:30 for coffee)

Cost: Free for Members, $30 for non-members

Please RSVP to Claudia Lusararian at claudia.lusararian@browardschools.com