The first installment of the Elementary Methods Workshop, participants will experience the sequential processes and holistic music making activities typically incorporated by teachers who use the Orff approach. Improvisation and composition (Standards 3 and 4) will permeate the activities, as primary elements of Orff pedagogy. Singing (Standard 1), movement/dance (Standard 8), and playing (Standard 2) provide the media for teaching/learning music. Reading (Standard 5), analysis (Standard 6), and evaluation (Standard 7) are outcomes of this work/play
The Elementary Methods Workshop spends 5 days throughout the summer exploring the methods of Orff, Kodály, Dalcroze and Gordon in the general music classroom, as well as other early childhood techniques. These single-day workshops will give an overview of each of these music education approaches and will include demonstrations and discussion of classroom applications with practicing teachers. Register for a single day, multiple days, or the entire week.
Date: June 23, 2017 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education
Mary Lea Clark has been working as a music specialist at Donges Bay Elementary School since 2000. Prior to her arrival at Donges Bay, she worked in the greater Milwaukee area beginning in 1990, teaching elementary and secondary music and working as a freelance musician. Mary received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and her masters degree from Mount Mary College. Mary was awarded the Beatrice M. Haggerty Scholarship for three consecutive semesters. She was granted the Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund Scholarship and completed her Orff-Schulwerk Level III teacher training at Mills College in Oakland, CA. Mary was presented the 2004 Outstanding Educator Award by the Mequon-Thiensville School District. She is past president of the Greater Milwaukee Orff Dimensions and in 2009 served as the co-chair of the American Orff-Schulwerk National Professional Development Conference in Milwaukee.
- Pre-registration (register by 6/16/17)
- Member* $65
- Non-Member $80
- Undergraduate $15
Graduate Credit Information
Participants who attend this workshop have the opportunity to earn graduate credit by attending multiple days of the Elementary Methods Workshop for an additional fee of $220 per credit with the possibility of earning up to 3 credits for attendance at all 5 days of the Elementary Methods Workshop.
2 days = 1 credit at $220
4 days = 2 credits at $440
5 days = 3 credits at $660
This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration. Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form and mail it with a check (payable to Viterbo University) to:
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
- View Course Syllabus (pdf)
- Viterbo Registration Form (pdf) 1 credit, 2 credit, 3 credit
- Visit the Graduate Credit Information page for more details and to sign-up for credit.
Contact Mary: Send a message
800-589-9762, 608-850-3566 (Madison area)