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Carlos Abril

Creative Ventures in the Music Classroom

Saturday, October 7, 9:30am-3:30pm

Cal State University East Bay Music Dept.

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA

Composing Place: Creative Ventures in the Music Classroom

This workshop will focus on ways to engage students in creative music making experiences that are connected and responsive to culture and the environment. Through music, movement, art, literature, and conversation, we will compose place, that is, a space where people and sounds intersect to make meaning.

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Christa Coogan

Inspiring the Essential and Elemental Connections Between Music and Dance 

Saturday, February 10, 9:30am-3:30pm

Encinal School

195 Encinal Ave, Atherton, CA

The Orff Schulwerk approach values the musical, poetic body in relation to music. It is based upon the assumption that everyone can dance musically, with intention and purpose. This workshop in elemental, creative dance will offer access into this relationship through rhythmand structure; through imagination and sensuality. Discussion and reflections of artistic-pedagogical approaches to teaching movement in music classes support the physical work.

Janet Greene & Sarah Noll

Chapter Treasures

Saturday, April 28, 9:30am-3:30pm

The San Francisco School

300 Gaven St, San Francisco, CA

Janet Greene

A Beginner’s Journey into Music, Movement & Notation,

Janet Greene

Where to start in early childhood?

Enter the magic sculpture garden, blow up a giant balloon, become a jellyfish in the ocean, and a skeleton in the graveyard. In this workshop for Pre-K to 3rd grade students you will experience:

1. Creative movement-imagination activities
2. Sound to symbol notation experiences
3. Research on children’s perception of rhythmic patterns

Sarah Noll

Sarah Noll

The Flame of Peace

A young man is determined to bring peace to his village after his father is killed during negotiations with the neighboring village. He must pass seven demons to reach Lord Morning Star and return with the sacred flame. This Aztec tale represented in a beautiful picture book by Deborah Norse Latimore has many parallels today. Orff Schulwerk is the perfect way to realize such a tale, giving students a chance to create and weave in music and dance from many cultures. The material will represent my work with third through fifth grade students.