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Start the New Year the Orff Way!

On Saturday, January 19th, the BC Orff Chapter welcomes Russell Wallace and Wenonah Justin who will lead us through an engaging day of First People's Principles of Learning in the Music Classroom. During this workshop we will use materials that respect and address the nine principles, including authentic First Nations music and activities that can be used by music teachers. Come, learn, have fun and be ready for a new year with the new curriculum! Register Now

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Essential Learning in Music...Clarifying the Curriculum: Joe Berarducci Workshop - by Lori Jane Froese

Having grown up as a music teacher with Joe Berarducci’s resources and inspiration, I was excited to be able to be a part of this BC Orff workshop. Even after teaching music for so many years, I still came away with exciting new ideas and song material to bring to my music classes the following week. For me, however, the most meaningful part was being able to share my love of these workshops and of the Orff philosophy in general with my daughter, Ellie, who is now a first-year music teacher, joining me in the life-long journey of inspiring children through music and movement.

Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to this year’s Birthe Kulich scholarship recipients! Delia Major, Rebecca Visser and Lucy Chang.

President's Message Spring 2018

2018 is an exciting year for Orff in Canada! The 25thNational Conference in Niagara Falls was a whirlwind of workshops and opportunities to connect with ‘Orffans’ from across Canada and beyond. It was inspiring to see what other chapters are doing to keep their members engaged and what other teachers are doing to motivate their students. I hope that at the next conference in Edmonton we will have many more participants from BC.