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Beginning Ideas for Orff Classes

Thursday, January 9, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tampa Convention Center Room: 13

Format: Movement/Hands-On
Topics: Elementary Elementary
Target Grade Levels: Elementary


Brent will present three process sequences of learning during this workshop: movement, recorder and active listening. Each area will be approached from the idea of introducing the ideas either at the beginning of the year or the beginning experience. There will be lots of opportunities for movement, listening, playing and singing. Focus: Orff process; middle elementary to middle school; recorder; listening; movement

Mr. Brent Holl 

Brent Holl lives in Bridgewater, Va., and is retired after teaching general music and choir at S. Gordon Stewart Middle School, Stuarts Draft Middle School and Stuarts Draft Elementary School in Augusta County, Va., for 33 years. He has done adjunct teaching for James Madison University, Blue Ridge Community College and Radford University. He is currently the basic Orff instructor for the summer course at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received the B. S. degree from Bridgewater College and the M.M.Ed. from James Madison University, and he has completed all levels of Orff Schulwerk certification at the University of Memphis. He presents workshops throughout the Eastern United States. He was the director of the Stewart Orff Ensemble, the eighth grade general music class at Stewart Middle School, from 1992 through 2006. The ensemble performed at the Virginia Music Educators Conference in 1992 and 1996, at James Madison University’s Mallet Madness in 1997, for the opening in-service session for the teachers of Augusta County, Waynesboro and Staunton, Va., in 1998, for the opening session at the American Orff Schulwerk National Conference in 1998, at Arts in the Park in Staunton, Va., in 2004 and at the March 2000 National MENC Conference in Washington D.C., and was invited to perform at the National Association of Middle Schools’ national conference in 2001. See more at

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Janine Jones

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