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Tim Wiegand
September 22, 2018

National Conference
November 7-10, 2018

Chapter Sharing
January 26, 2019

Kris Olsen
March 9, 2019

Josh Southard
April 27, 2019

Evergreen Orff Chapter workshops are held in the Puget Sound area of Washington state. The chapter typically has four 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.

TIM WIEGAND - SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 - 9:00AM-3:00PM
Marvista Elementary, 19800 Marine View Dr. SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 | MAP

Pre-registration EOC Members $25 - Pre-registration Non-Members $65 - Pre-registration Students FREE
Walk-ins EOC Members $35 - Walk-ins Non-Members $75 - Walk-ins Students $FREE

Bringing Back the Joy! - Teaching with Joy can sometimes be a challenge. In this exciting session teachers will experience engaging games and simple activities that work! When students enjoy the material it can make a world of difference. Teachers will sing, dance, play recorder, play instruments, create, and practice classroom management techniques in this fun-filled workshop.

Tim Wiegand graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in Music Education and received his Masters Degree with an "emphasis in Orff-Schulwerk" from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Tim has been teaching Elementary General Music in the Clark County School District for over 21 years and is a regular presenter for school district staff development. Tim directed performance groups at the 2002 AOSA Conference. In 2004, 2005, 2010, 2013 and 2015 Tim presented sessions at the AOSA National Conference. Tim has been presenting Orff workshops all over the country and in Canada since 2004. Being a percussionist in the field of Orff-Schulwerk has been a natural fit for Tim.

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 | MAP

AOSA 50 Years! - The city of Cincinnati is the proud site of the annual AOSA Professional Development Conference, November 7-10, 2018. 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.

Daffodil Valley Elementary, 1509 Valley Ave, Sumner, WA 98390 | MAP
Pre-registration EOC Members FREE - Pre-registration Non-Members $65 - Pre-registration Students FREE
Walk-ins EOC Members FREE - Walk-ins Non-Members $75 - Walk-ins Students $FREE

January Jams! - Chapter Sharing 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!

KRIS OLSEN - MARCH 9, 2019 - 9AM-3PM
Ella Baker Elementary, 9595 Eastridge Dr NE, Redmond, WA 98053 | MAP
Pre-registration EOC Members $25 - Pre-registration Non-Members $65 - Pre-registration Students FREE
Walk-ins EOC Members $35 - Walk-ins Non-Members $75 - Walk-ins Students $FREE

Musicality Through Movement - In this workshop we will learn to integrate movement and music in ways that enhance musicality and reinforce musical skills. For pre-school and primary students, we will learn adapted folk dances. For older students, we will explore processes that insure success when creating original movement. A Border Morris stick dance will be taught and Bucket drumming will round out the day. Will we move when we drum? Of course!

Kris Olsen has taught music and movement for 29 years in private, public, rural and urban settings. Kris has her master’s degree in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas. She studied dance at Zenon Dance Company while living in Minneapolis and now lives in Lubbock, TX, where she is a member of Flatlands Dance Theatre and Caprock Morris. Kris has taught dance at Texas Tech University and currently teaches early childhood music and a "Musicality Through Movement" class.

University of Washington. Music Building. Room 313. Seattle, WA 98195 | MAP
Pre-registration EOC Members $25 - Pre-registration Non-Members $65 - Pre-registration Students FREE
Walk-ins EOC Members $35 - Walk-ins Non-Members $75 - Walk-ins Students $FREE

It’s All About the Process: Keetman’s Rhythmic Building Bricks and Beyond - Using the elemental rhythmic building bricks, we will explore improvisation and composition in the classroom. Diving into pieces and examples from the Music for Children volumes and supplements, as well as children’s literature, participants will learn how to play, improvise, create, and expand on them. Come ready to Sing, Dance, Play, Move, and CREATE!

Josh Southard is the Music Specialist at Smoky Row Elementary School in Carmel, IN. He teaches K-5 music, as well as a 5th grade Orff Ensemble. He has completed all three levels of Orff-Schulwerk certification, as well as Orff Curriculum and Composition at Anderson University. He served as the Indiana Orff Schulwerk Association’s President from 2010-2014, and in 2011, he was appointed to the American Orff Schulwerk Association’s Historical Committee, where he served as the Chairperson of the committee from 2014-2017. Recently, he was elected to the National Board of Trustees of the American Orff Schulwerk Association, serving as the Regional VI Representative for Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Kentucky, W. Virginia, Illinois, and Michigan. Josh is a featured presenter at Orff workshops around the country, state and national conferences. He has also had articles published in both the Orff Echo and Reverberations. He now teaches Level I Orff Certification courses in Gwinnett County in Atlanta, GA, DePaul University in Chicago, IL, and Anderson University in Anderson, IN. Smoky Row Elementary Music Room website: www.smokyrowmusicroom.org | Smoky Row Music Room Twitter: @sremusicroom | YouTube Channel: sremusicroom