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Manju Durairaj
October 5, 2019

National Conference
November 20-23, 2019

Chapter Sharing
January 25, 2020

Natasha Thurmon
April 18, 2020

Evergreen Orff Chapter workshops are held in the Puget Sound area of Washington state. The chapter has three workshops per year. Members of our sister chapters (Inland Empire, Portland, Idaho, and British Columbia) may attend EOC workshops at the member rate. The online registration buttons below will open a new browser window or tab. Please fill-out the workshop form, print a copy for your records, then click Submit. Once your workshop form has been submitted, your browser will be redirected to the EOC workshop payment page for secure online credit card payments through Paypal. For those who do not wish to register online, please download, complete and mail the desired workshop registration form below. Completed forms can also be sent via email to: EOC Treasurer. Please note, email is not accepted as registration for workshops. Payment is non-refundable and must be received with your registration. The deadline for pre-registration is by 8:00 PM, the Thursday before your selected workshop. Workshop Coupons are also available that allow you to bring a colleague to their first Evergreen Orff Chapter workshop for free. Administrators can also attend Evergreen Orff Chapter workshops for free. Download workshop coupons HERE.

EOC has 1-2 credits available for our workshop year but members will need to attend two or four workshops to get the credit needed. Each workshop will be worth .5 credits, but SPU will not grant the credit unless you attend at least two workshops AND complete the assignments given by the facilitator. You can register at any workshop. At registration let our credit facilitator (Elaine Hoffman) know which option you will be taking. You will be able to choose which workshops you attend; two for 1 credit, or all four for 2 credits. Additionally, clock hours are available for each workshop through WMEA.

MANJU DURAIRAJ - OCTOBER 5, 2019 - 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ella Baker Elementary, 9595 Eastridge Dr. NE, Redmond WA 98053 | MAP

Pre-registration EOC Members $30 - Pre-registration Non-Members $70 - Pre-registration Students FREE
Walk-ins EOC Members $40 - Walk-ins Non-Members $80 - Walk-ins Students $FREE

Orff Schulwerk: A Sustainable Approach to 21st Century Music Education - The 21st Century Orff Schulwerk model accentuates the efficacy of the Schulwerk as a hands-on approach, that focuses on the joy of elemental music making, integrates strategies for collaborative learning, respectful communication, feedback structures and culturally relevant teaching with purposeful choice of music, dance, song, chant, stories and poetry. This workshop includes multicultural dances, diverse children’s literature, poetry, and pieces from the volumes and supplements and discusses incorporating assessments for and of learning along with purposeful integration of technology into the curriculum.

Manju Durairaj was born and raised in India. She studied in Pune, India. She was involved in graduate research projects on comparative pedagogical practices of Indian (Carnatic) and Western Music at Middlesex University, London, UK. She graduated with her second master’s degree and K-12 certification from VanderCook College of Music, Chicago. Manju currently teaches JK-5 general music at the Latin School of Chicago. She is program chair and past president of the Greater Chicago Orff Chapter. She is an adjunct professor at VanderCook College of Music, Chicago. She was on the Diversity Commission of the American Orff Schulwerk Association and is on the Elementary General Music Council of IL Music Education Association. She is a certified Orff Schulwerk teacher instructor, SMART certified, SMART Exemplary Educator, Seesaw ambassador and Edpuzzle coach. Her continuing teaching education courses, on campus and online, include early childhood, general music methods, curriculum design, technology, Orff Schulwerk, and assessment and standards. She is a frequent clinician at ISME AOSA, OAKE, NAfME and various other state, national, and international conferences. She has been published in the Orff Echo, Reverberations, Illinois Music Educators Journal, General Music Today, and the Journal of the Council for Research in Music Education. Her publications with Hal Leonard include InterAct with Music Assessment Levels 1 and 2, InterAct Levels 1&2 Student Activities for Devices and Print, Technology in Today’s Music Classroom and Dancing Around the World with Music Express Magazine.

Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 | MAP

Orff Elevated: 2019 AOSA Professional Development Conference - Salt Lake City is the proud site of the annual AOSA Professional Development Conference, November 20-23, 2019. Review the exceptional schedule of sessions. Get to know the presenters. Check out the exhibitors. Access all the conference information on your phone or mobile device. Even use the My Schedule feature to create a customizable conference itinerary. Available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and web-enabled devices, completely free. For information about the guidebook, as well as registration, hotels and transportation, college credit, performance groups, evening entertainment, please visit the AOSA conference website by clicking below.

Marvista Elementary, 19800 Marine View Dr SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 | MAP
Pre-registration EOC Members FREE - Pre-registration Non-Members $70 - Pre-registration Students FREE
Walk-ins EOC Members FREE - Walk-ins Non-Members $80 - Walk-ins Students $FREE

Our Favorite Things - This year’s Chapter Sharing will feature our board members’ Favorite things that we learned from the past year’s workshops, and how we have taken them and turned them into our own creations in our own classrooms. This workshop will also feature our new Member-At-Large Board Member Erin Brown presenting on her favorite things from taking an Orff Master Class at San Fransisco Orff Levels in the Summer of 2019. This is a great opportunity for Evergreen Orff Chapter members and local music teachers to meet and reconnect with other great music teachers in the Puget Sound region. Come and and get inspired with new ideas! Learn some new songs, ideas and witness the teaching process of our scholarship recipients and board members. We hope to see you there!

Pacific Lutheran University. Mary Baker Russell Music Center. 868 Wheeler St S, Parkland, WA 98444 | MAP
Pre-registration EOC Members $30 - Pre-registration Non-Members $70 - Pre-registration Students FREE
Walk-ins EOC Members $40 - Walk-ins Non-Members $80 - Walk-ins Students $FREE

All About Recorder: Differentiation and Integration into the Orff Classroom - The recorder is one of the main staples of the Orff approach, and even has a dedicated portion in the certified PD courses offered throughout the US. Unfortunately, it is easy to lose sight of ways to make the instrument accessible to all students, as well as how to seamlessly blend it in with other mediums in the classroom, including but not limited to, movement, barred instruments, composition, and improvisation. Participants will learn ways to differentiate the recorder in their classrooms, and incorporate said tools into their already existing recorder curriculum. Participants will engage in several recorder lessons that will model integration of the recorder with other elements into their classrooms. Please bring a Soprano Recorder to this session (as well as any other sizes you have!).

Natasha Thurmon teaches K-5 general music, choir, strings, and Orff ensemble at Boldt Elementary in the Northside School District. She has a BME in Music Education from Pacific Lutheran University and an MM in Music Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She completed her Orff levels and two master classes at Trinity University, where she now teaches Recorder in addition to San Diego. Natasha is past president of Central Texas Orff, and recently chaired the social media subcommittee for AOSA. She has presented at various workshops locally and at state conferences, as well as at the national AOSA conference and for Orff chapter workshops. She serves on the Professional Development committee of her local AFT union, and state AFT QUEST committee, as an organizer and presenter for the district and state.