From Models to Masterpieces: Using the Volumes as Springboards for Composition
Saturday, October 14, 2017
9 am - 1 pm
9 am - 1 pm
When an artist learns to paint, they first copy the great works. Eventually, the artist gains mastery of the techniques used by the original artist, and is then free to explore their use in new ways. In this session, participants will examine pieces from the Music for Children volumes in much the same way. Pieces will be examined for the elements that make them unique, and participants will be guided first to modify the original works, and then to compose works of their own – pieces that could have come out of the volumes.
Paul Cribari is an Orff Schulwerk teacher in the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado. There, he teaches kindergarten through fifth grade, conducts the school choir and leads the Advanced Percussion Ensemble. Paul received his Master of Arts in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas, and his Doctorate in Music Education from Boston University. In addition to his work with children Dr. Cribari teaches levels I, II, and III of Orff Schulwerk at Southern Methodist University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the San Francisco International Orff Schulwerk Course. Dr. Cribari is a regular clinician for local chapters of the AOSA and has presented sessions at state and local conferences as well as numerous National Conferences of the AOSA. Internationally, Dr. Cribari will present for Orff SIMEOS in Verona, Italy in the summer of 2017 and in Hong Kong during the summer of 2018.