SFOC & Chris Judah-Lauder


New Date for workshop

The James Mader Workshop will be held on

Oct 28th, 2017

ParkwayMiddle School, Fort Lauderdale

8:30 to 1:00

9/16/17 Workshop Canceled

Due to power outages and schools still closed, we have postponed this Saturday’s Workshop featuring James Mader. We will reschedule as soon as we get clearance on a new date. Unfortunately Irma has left a trail of effects on all of us. Thank you for your patience and flexibility. South Florida Orff will notify all of our devoted music teachers, to make arrangements and attend this internationally energetic World Music Drumming session.

Have No Fear, Chris Judah-Lauder is here! This Saturday, August 26, 2017

South Florida Orff is beginning the school year with no fear. Come to this workshop to get inspired, and learn Orff lessons that will have you soaring through the year like a rock star.Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 2.01.12 AM

click here to print 17-18 SFOC Chris Judah Lauder Flyer

Screen Shot 2017-08-22 at 10.25.06 PM

click here to print membership form 17-18 SFOC Membership Form

Screen Shot 2017-08-22 at 10.25.47 PM

Click here to print this years line-up17-18 SFOC schedule 

Meet your amazing Executive Board (from left to right) Kristy Pagan-Treasurer    Claudia Lusararian-President  Nieves Seoane-Secretary  Kristi English-President Elect


16-17 SFOC Workshop Schedule

Chapter Share

Chapter Share Workshop

Featuring some of the finest music educators in South Florida

Robert Todd

If you didn’t get a chance to go to the National AOSA conference, Robert Todd will be bringing some of San Diego’s workshops back home to us.  These activities are for every music teacher to be able to use on Monday.

Don Hicks

Get ready to play violin the Orff Schulwerk way.  Don has written a special piece for our South Florida Orff Chapter.  Please bring your violin, and one to share.


Josue Rodriguez

Josue, along with his student ensemble, will perform a mini concert for us in the “Latina Orffa” style.  He will introduce some of the most common rhythms and scales that may be combined with Orff Schulwerk to add a richness to your already outstanding music program.

All members are welcome to share your best.

Please RSVP to claudia.lusararian@browardschools.com by 3/19/16 to ensure that presenter have enough copies of their notes to share.

Where:  Lake Forest Elementary School, 550 SW 48th Avenue, Pembroke Park, FL 33023

Directions:  Take I-95 exit Hallendale Beach Boulevard and go west.  Take a left turn at SW 48th Avenue.  The school is beyond the park on your right.  The music room is on the north side of the school.  Park by the dumpsters.

When:  Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (8:30 coffee)

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

Note: South Florida Orff Chapter is open for any music teacher to join. You do NOT need to take your Orff levels, in order to benefit from these workshops. All music teachers are welcome !

SFOC Does it Again!


The South Florida Orff Chapter had another amazing workshop this past Saturday.  Joanne Hammil sang her way into our hearts and souls!  Her goal was met as she provided us with a “plethora of repertoire” of rounds and partner songs.  Kudos to all the teachers from Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County who gave up their Saturday to enrich their students’ music program!

     If you are a member and missed either the first workshop with Beth Ann Hepburn or this past one with Joanne Hammil, please let me know and I’ll send you a copy of their notes.
     The American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) Professional Development Conference is coming up in November.  That’s where we find our amazing clinicians by experiencing first hand what they have to offer.
     If you’d like more information, check out the following link:  http://aosa.org/annual-conference/.
     Keep the music alive, South Florida!