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Saxon Inabnit
September 30, 2017

National Conference
November 8-11, 2017

Chapter Sharing
January 20, 2018

Lissa Ray
March 10, 2018

BethAnn Hepburn
May 5, 2018

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.

SAXON INABNIT - SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 - 9:30AM-3:30PM
A shared workshop with Washington ACDA!

Western Washington University - Choir Room, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 | MAP | DIRECTIONS TO CHOIR ROOM
**First time workshop attendance fee waiver does not apply to this workshop.
Pre-registration EOC/ACDA Members $25 - Pre-registration Non-Members $65 - Pre-registration Students FREE
Walk-ins EOC/ACDA Members $35 - Walk-ins Non-Members $75 - Walk-ins Students $FREE

Off the Risers: Orff in the Choral Classroom - Explore singing, saying, moving and playing within the context of a choral classroom. Participants will experience a variety of ways to incorporate Orff-Schulwerk media while fostering student creativity and empowerment in making musical decisions. This workshop will demonstrate 21st century objectives like collaboration and critical thinking while students engage with traditional folk songs, rounds, and choral octavos. Come and discover your voice through the Schulwerk.

Saxon Inabnit has taught choral music for the past 21 years in Missoula, MT and taught general music and dance in Bozeman, MT prior to that. She is the director of the Orff-Schulwerk certification courses as well as the movement instructor at The University of Montana. She is past president of the Treasure State Orff Chapter and president-elect of the Montana General Music Teachers Association. Mrs. Inabnit has presented at the local, state, and national levels, including two National Expeditionary Learning Conferences. She lives in Missoula with her husband and two children where they enjoy many Montana outdoor adventures.

Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St Fort Worth, TX 76102 | MAP

Where the Trail Begins - The city of Fort Worth is the proud site of the 51st annual AOSA Professional Development Conference, November 8-11, 2017. 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

Beat the Winter Blues - 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!

LISSA RAY - MARCH 10, 2018 - 9AM-3PM
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

Movement, Music, and More / ER Care and Repair of Orff Instruments - This workshop will explore the basic elements of dance and ways to implement them into daily lessons. Movement, recorder, drama and instrument playing will be woven together to enhance storytelling. In the second part of the workshop participants will learn how to label, store, and move instruments. This hands on experience will leave you with the knowledge of how to replace nails and tubing, fix buzzing resonator boxes, remove rust, and restore your instruments to their original beauty.

Lissa is in her 8th year of retirement after teaching full time for thirty years. Her teaching experience spans preschool to adults. She is now teaching music to children three to six years old at Mercy Montessori Center. Lissa holds a Bachelors Degree from Western Michigan University and a Masters Degree from Indiana University. She has completed her Orff Certification as well as Master Classes and Orff Curriculum. She attended the summer course at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. Lissa is a Movement and Recorder Instructor for OS Teacher Training. Lissa has been an active member of the Greater Cincinnati American Orff-Schulwerk Chapter since 1987. She is currently one of the Local Conference Chairs for the 2018 AOSA Professional Development Conference in Cincinnati. She has served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees as a Region Representative and member of Technology, Advocacy, and 50th Anniversary Conference Committees. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Childrens Choir and taught Musicianship Through Movement at the CCC Summer Festival for many years. Lissa has presented at several AOSA national conferences and chapter workshops. She serves on the Board of Directors for the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement. Lissa is the Handbell, Youth, and Childrens Music Director at Northminster Presbyterian Church. She is a flute player and she rings handbells in the Cincinnati Collaborative Ringing Project, of which she is a founding member.

The Bush School - 3400 E Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98112 | 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

Purposeful Pathways to Process:- Enjoy a day of multiple starting points to a creative Schulwerk lesson. Each lesson K-5 will take us on a different pathway to material: Movement as the starting point, singing games, literacy, or body percussion. Enjoy seeing how the same song can be used at several grade levels depending on your students. Get a new fresh batch of materials perfect for the energy of your students in the spring and keep your sanity as you hang on to the end of the school year, as this path of the school year is a busy, bumpy one! Let's all hang on for the ride as this pathway will be a joyful journey full of inspirational lessons!

BethAnn Hepburn, M.A. Music Education, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN and Teacher Education Instructor for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. BethAnn has taught music to grades Pre-K to 6 for Streetsboro City Schools, with the distinction of being a Master Teacher for the State of Ohio. She is the chair for TEAP for AOSA, is currently on the Board of Trustees for The American Center for Elemental Music and Movement, and she serves as the Ohio Music Education Association’s PD Chair for General Music. She is a frequent presenter for AOSA National Conferences, Orff chapters across the United States and has done workshops in China, Singapore, and Scotland. BethAnn is co-author of Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom Books 1-3. She teaches level I at the University of Hawai'i, the New York City ETM Orff Course and The University of the Arts at Villanova.