2018-2019 Workshop Schedule

Chapter Share - "Sing, Say, Dance, Play, READ!"

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 1:00 pm

Location: Butler Music Center, Mansfield University

This interactive workshop, presented by members and friends of the Twin Tiers Orff-Schulwerk Association, focuses on the use of children's literature as a vehicle for engaging and meaningful music-making! If you have any tried-and-true lessons using books or poetry and would like to share your activities in an informal setting, please contact TTOSA president Rachel Proulx!

Katie Traxler - "Creative Learning Centers in the Music Classroom"

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Butler Music Center, Mansfield University

Learn how to introduce creative learning centers for practice, review, and assessment of musical concepts and help students develop appropriate small group behavior in order to implement center routines into your music class. Experience how small group center rotation can benefit your students by differentiating lessons for a variety of learning needs and allowing you to get in some occasional one-on-one time with your students!

Kate Bright - "Around the World in 80 Beats"

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 1:00 pm

Location: Butler Music Center, Mansfield University

Join Kate Bright as she takes you around the world in 80 beats! In this workshop, participants will explore the world of the Orff process and find new ways to sing, say, move, and play. By using simple speech patterns and easily created/obtainable manipulatives, teachers will learn how to process rhythms outside the world of 4/4.


Workshop Information

Time: All Saturday workshops are held from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30am. There will be a 15-minute break approximately halfway through the workshop.

Location: Unless otherwise specified, workshops are located in Mansfield University's Butler Music Center (18 Campus View Drive, Mansfield, PA 16933). Please see individual workshop descriptions for the specific room within the music center. 

Who Should Come?: Music teachers, classroom teachers, music therapists, and college students in the field of education are welcome to come to our workshops! You do not need to be a member of TTOSA or AOSA, nor do you need any prior training in Orff-Schulwerk in order to participate. Pre-registration for workshops is not necessary.

In-Service Credit: Workshop attendees are eligible for 4 hours of in-service credit. Attendees must be present for the entire workshop (arriving no later than 9:00am and leaving no earlier than 1:00pm) and specify on the sign-in sheet that they are seeking in-service credit. Signed certificates will be available at the completion of the workshop. Be sure to check with your district's guidelines for the submission of in-service credit.

CTLE Credit (New York state teachers only): TTOSA, in partnership with the Schuyler-Chemung-Tioga/Corning Teacher Center, is an approved sponsor of CTLE programming. If you are a New York state teacher with professional certification, TTOSA workshops count towards your 100 hour requirement.

Other Info: Wear clothes that are comfortable for movement and bring a recorder!


Workshop Fees

The following fees are for workshop attendees who are not local members of TTOSA. 

  • Professional: $35
  • Student: $10 (Mansfield University students attend for free)
  • Members of Other AOSA Local Chapters: $10

The cost of local membership in TTOSA includes all workshops! 

Support our chapter by becoming a member and save up to $45 on workshop attendance!


How to Register

You may register in person at any TTOSA workshop, by mail, or via online form. Please be advised that we currently do not accept online payment for workshop and membership registration fees. 

Payment (cash or check payable to Twin Tiers Orff-Schulwerk Association) may be submitted in person at any TTOSA workshop or by mail to Ruth Bruning, 84 Greenridge Drive West, Elmira NY 14905