September 22nd, 2018 : 9 AM – 1 PM
Meg Tietz teaches K-5 music at Bay Elementary School in Seabrook, TX. Meg completed her Masters Degree with a concentration in Orff Schulwerk at the University of St. Thomas in 2009. She is an active presenter for local and national workshops and conferences and teaches Orff Levels at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Meg is the current president of the Texas Gulf Coast Orff Chapter.
November 3rd, 2018 : 9 AM – 1 PM
Brent Holl lives in Bridgewater, Virginia, and taught middle school general music and choir in Augusta County, Virginia for 33 years. He currently teaches summer courses in Orff Schulwerk and is a national clinician and consultant in the areas of music education in the Orff Schulwerk design. He is also an artist-in-residence, traveling to elementary schools making marimbas and classroom instruments with children.
He received a B. S. degree from Bridgewater College, an M.M.Ed from James Madison University, and Orff Schulwerk Certification at the University of Memphis with further study at George Mason University and Hamline University.
Music of the Valley Chapter Share
February 9th, 2019 : 9 AM – 1 PM
Members of MoV come together to share their favorite songs, lessons, games, and processes. It’s what WE can do for each other! Let us know if you are interested in sharing.
April 13th, 2019 : 9 AM – 1 PM
Matthew Stensrud is an award-winning Elementary Music and Movement Teacher and currently teaching kindergarten through fifth grade general music at George Mason Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia. He received his Master of Music Education from George Mason University and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He completed his Orff Schulwerk certification at the San Francisco International Orff Course in 2013, is an Orff Schulwerk approved Teacher Educator of Movement, and teaches Movement Levels in South Carolina and Oregon. Matthew recently joined the Orff Echo Editorial Board and he frequently writes about and presents workshops on Responsive Classroom, Jazz, Effortless Movement, and Playfulness in the classroom. He was recognized as Teacher of the Year at Annandale Terrace Elementary School in 2017 and was the Spotlight Award recipient from the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement in Summer 2017. He also serves as Vice President of the Middle Atlantic Chapter of AOSA and was a key content contributor to the book Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE and Other Special Areas. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Music of the Valley Orff Chapter is based in the heart
of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia.
Workshops occur at Shenandoah University.
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“Where the river carries its song to the valley.”