Orff in an Online Format
How to Support Active Music Making From a Distance
This free webinar was made possible by
Music Is Elementary and Studio 49 Orff Instruments.
Join Charissa Duncanson and BethAnn Hepburn for this playful event designed to share ideas to keep students actively creating music in an online format using Orff Schulwerk teaching process. BethAnn & Charissa will share ideas inspired from Purposeful Pathways lessons for active music-making centering on improvisation, composition, and ensemble skills.
To play along please bring a puppet or stuffed animal, a shampoo bottle, four plates, a pan, and kitchen utensils.
Click here to download a pdf containing their slides, lesson plans, links to manipulatives, and a coupon code for free shipping of any Purposeful Pathway book/CD-ROM from Music Is Elementary (page 15).
Click here for a look at how a team of elementary music teachers collaborated and planned for distance learning in their school district.
Charissa Duncanson (kuh- rih-suh dung-kin-sen) has taught K-5th grade general music in the Metro Detroit area for six years. Born and raised in Michigan, Charissa began her musical journey in elementary school. Throughout her childhood Charissa participated in choirs, bands, and theatre within her community and schools. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Education from Wayne State University and currently teaches at McDonald Elementary School in Dearborn. As a professional, Charissa has performed and presented throughout the Metro Detroit Area ranging from state conferences to local PD workshops. Being an avid advocate for music education, Ms. Duncanson has served on multiple boards for music education associations. In her spare time Charissa loves to craft, sew, and go on walks with her husband and dog, Maizey.
BethAnn Hepburn, M.A. Music Education, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. BethAnn is a Teacher Education Instructor for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association on faculty for Orff courses inHawai’i, New York and Texas. BethAnn teaches General Music grades 4-6, and choir for the Streetsboro City Schools with the distinction of Master Teacher from the State of Ohio. BethAnn is a conductor for honors ensembles for beginning choir and Orff Schulwerk ensembles. She is a former National Board Member for the AOSA, and she serves as the Ohio Music Education Association’s Professional Development Chair for General Music. She is a frequent presenter for AOSA National Conferences, Orff chapters across the United States, and internationally. BethAnn is a board member for the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education with the mission of Equity for All in the arts across Ohio. BethAnn is co-author of Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom Books 1, 2 , 3 and 4. BethAnn is pursuing her Ph.D. in music education at Kent State University in Ohio.