NCAOSA WORKSHOP CALENDAR 2017-2018
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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.
Inspiring the Essential and Elemental Connections Between Music and Dance
Saturday, February 10, 9:30am-3:30pm
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
Saturday, April 28, 9:30am-3:30pm
The San Francisco School
300 Gaven St, San Francisco, CA
A Beginner’s Journey into Music, Movement & Notation,
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
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.