Alvin ISD Summer Music Institute
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    ABOUT

     

    AISD's Orff Levels I and II will be held at Melba Passmore Elementary in Alvin, Texas.

     

    Orff - Levels I & II
    June 1-12, 2020
    Early Registration Deadline March 1, 2019.


    • Learn to engage students with the creative Orff Schulwerk process!
    • Learn through singing, dancing, creating, playing
    • A whole year's worth of material in only two weeks!
    • Teacher work will focus on process, materials, recorder, movement, and composition

     

    Payment is due at the time of registration. You will not be added to the course roster until payment is received. Registration will close when each course is full. Enrollment is decided on a first-come, first-served basis.

     

    Course members must purchase their own materials. Alvin ISD will not be selling course materials.

     

    For further information, get in touch with our course administrator:
    Lauren Summa
    lsumma@alvinisd.net
    (281) 585-6696

     

     

     

    DETAILS

     

    Level I

    Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree in Music or Music Education (or equivalent) OR Undergraduate Senior in Music Education

     

    Minimum: 14 participants
    Instructor: Kristine Wolfe and Shelly Smith
    Dates: June 1-12, 2020
    Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
    Location: Passmore Elementary, Alvin ISD

     

    DESCRIPTION

     

    Orff Level I is designed to introduce students to the media of the Schulwerk (Speech, Singing, Movement, Improvisation, and Composition). Basic Orff consists of literature, instrument technique, improvisation, composition, and pedagogy within a Pentatonic structure. Recorder consists of playing technique and classroom pedagogy. Movement consists of creative movement, comfort levels, and beginning dance techniques.

     

    Required Materials

    Music for Children Volume I, Murray Edition

    Rhythmishe Ubung

    Orff Schulwerk: Brief History, Description, & Issues on Global Dispersal - Shamrock 

    Sweet Pipes Soprano Book I

    Soprano Recorder (Recommended: Yamaha YRS 302B Soprano Recorder)

     

     

     

    Level II

     

     Prerequisites: Satisfactory Completion of an accredited Level I Course

     

    Minimum: 14 participants
    Instructor: Karen Benson and Shelly Smith
    Dates: June 1-12, 2020
    Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
    Location: Passmore Elementary, Alvin ISD

     

    DESCRIPTION

     

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    Required Materials

     

     

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    Orff Master Class

     

    Prerequisites: Satisfactory Completion of an accredited Level II Course

     

    Minimum: 8 participants
    Instructor: TBA
    Dates: June 8-12, 2020
    Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
    Location: Hood-Case Elementary, Alvin ISD

     

    DESCRIPTION

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    Required Materials

     

     

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    REGISTRATION

     

    Cost of Courses

    Levels I and II: Early Registration - $450, After March 1, 2020 - $500

    Master Class: TBA

    Fees cover course registration only. Housing and course materials are the responsibility of the student.

     

    Process

     

    Register online:

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    Create your account
    Select SCHOOL STORE, BROWSE ALL ITEMS
    Select your course
    Pay with your credit/debit card
     
     
    If you are unable to register online, please contact Lauren Summa at lsumma@alvinisd.net

     

    You will be contacted when your application is complete and payment has been received.

     

     

    Enrollment Numbers

      

    Enrollment will be closed when courses are full. You will not be fully enrolled in a course until your payment is received.

    Courses that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements will be cancelled on April 30. Payment will be refunded.

     

     

    LODGING

     

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    FACULTY

     

    Kristine Wolfe
    Level I Orff Pedagogy

     

    Kristine Wolfe teaches K-6 music at Portal Elementary in the Papillion-La Vista School District in Nebraska, where she also directs an after-school Orff Honor Ensemble. She holds a BM from Iowa State University and an MM from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Serving as the Program Chair for the Great Plains Orff Chapter, she is an active member of her local AOSA chapter. In her free time, Kristine plays oboe and is also a member of the Twelfth Night Recorder Ensemble.

     

     

    Karen K. Benson
    Level II Orff Pedagogy

     

    Karen K. Benson is a Past President of AOSA and served as 2017 National Conference Chair. She teaches music for grades PreK-5 at Cody Elementary School for the Millard Public School District in Omaha, Nebraska. In addition, she serves as a director for the district’s Orff Schulwerk Honors Ensemble. Karen teaches in several AOSA Teacher Education Levels courses, leads workshops throughout the United States, and has presented sessions at AOSA Professional Development conferences, Texas Music Educators Association, and Nebraska Music Educators Association state conferences. Her work as a performing musician includes playing saxophone, recorders, and singing as a member of Sing Omaha Master Chorale.

     

     

    Shelly Smith
    Recorder 

     

    Shelly Smith has been teaching for 26 years. She instructs children in grades Pre K-5 at Mari Sandoz Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska. Sandoz is an All Title I School and English Language Learner magnet site that serves 375 students. Published in 2015, Shelly was a contributing author to Artful-Mindful-Playful in Action. Shelly teaches movement and recorder at several AOSA Teacher Education Certification courses and has served as a workshop clinician at numerous professional development music conferences, school districts, and AOSA regional chapters.