INTERMEDIATE INSPIRATION: SCHULWERK ACTIVITIES FOR UPPER-ELEMENTARY
Saturday, October 12, 2019
9 am - 1 pm
9 am - 1 pm
As elementary students near their middle school years, they appreciate and enjoy new and sophisticated experiences with familiar musical materials. This session will engage participants in Orff Schulwerk instructional activities that use mixed and asymmetrical meters, modal scales, and transposition. Lessons will present standards-based concepts and skills including improvisation, music literacy, and movement.
Michael Chandler is currently an Assistant Professor of Music and the Coordinator of Music Education at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Michael taught music and movement to children in Texas public schools for 16 years. His student ensembles performed by invitation at the annual Texas Music Educators Conference in San Antonio in 2005, 2007, and 2013. He has taught all three levels of Orff Schulwerk basic and recorder in AOSA-approved teacher education courses across the United States. He earned the PhD degree in music education from the University of North Texas in Denton and was a piano accompanist with the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas for 10 years. Michael has presented workshop and conference sessions in 38 states and Puerto Rico and is the author of Everyday Recorder, Recorder Everyday! , an Orff Schulwerk approach to introducing recorder in the general music classroom.