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North Central Wisconsin Orff AOSA Chapter #121

2016-17 Events

NCWO has a reciprocity agreement with Greater Milwaukee Orff Dimensions and AWAKE.  Please present your membership card upon registration

A Year in the Life... A Sequenced Curriculum

Presented by Lisa Sullivan

Saturday September 10, 2016

UW-Stevens Point, Noel Fine Arts Center, Room 201

Registration begins at 8:30am Click HERE to Register Now!

Workshop 9:00am-2:30pm with a one hour lunch break (on your own)

Experience the evolution of a sequenced curriculum at different points throughout the school year in a workshop setting. Lessons will be processed for Primary, Intermediate, and Upper Intermediate students while sequencing curriculum vocabulary. Come prepared to sing, move, and play while you begin to plan your year! Curriculum materials will be presented for lesson planning, overview planning, and student skill set expectations. Bring recorders too!

Lisa Sullivan
Lisa Sullivan has taught music at Mohawk Trails Elementary in Carmel, IN for 27 years and in 2008, was named Carmel Clay Teacher of the Year. She holds a BM from Butler University and a MAE from Ball State University and published her first teacher resource during the summer of 2014 titled Playing with Improvisation: Technology with Integrity in the Orff Classroom. Lisa currently serves as the Region VI representative for AOSA and has presented at multiple NAfME, AOSA, and IMEA conferences. Lisa teaches Orff Schulwerk Levels, Orff Curriculum, and Orff Technology at Anderson University in Anderson, IN and Orff Schulwerk Levels at DePaul University in Chicago, IL.


Elemental Drama - Adapting Folktales in the Orff Classroom

Saturday October 1, 2016

UW-Stevens Point, Noel Fine Arts Center, Room 201

Registration Begins at 8:30am 

Workshop 9:00am-2:30pm with a one hour lunch break (on your own)


In this workshop, participants will experience theatre games that connect to musical and movement objectives in the Orff classroom. We will isolate elements of drama and "play" with them in a way that enables students to create their own theatrical performances based on traditional folk material. Connections to writing and literacy will also be presented, and we will finish the day with a class performance! 

Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson trained at the Children's Theatre in Minneapolis before attending St. Olaf College. She then worked as a professional actress for many years. Sarah received Montessori certification and then studied Orff Schulwerk through the University of St. Thomas. She is a music/drama specialist at Lake Country Montessori School in Minneapolis, and teaches movement in the Orff levels course at the University of Kentucky. Sarah is an active clinician and has presented at many national Orff conferences. 



WMEA State Music Conference "Wisconsin Music Strong" 

October 26-29, 2016 at Monona Terrace in Madison, WI

AOSA National Professional Development Conference "Sailing the Seven C's"

November 2-5, 2016 in Atlantic City, NJ

Chapter Share: Music for Children's Greatest Hits! or The Best of the Volumes! 

Presented by Cyndee Giebler and Members of North Central Wisconsin Orff

Saturday February 25, 2017

UW-Oshkosh Arts & Communication Center N211 (North)


Use parking lot 11, on the corner of Elmwood Ave & Vine Ave.  (Google Map Address: 1000 Elmwood Ave.) 


What ARE those beige books for anyway? Does everything in them look way too hard for the students in your classroom? This workshop will take some of the best pieces from the Music for Children volumes and turn them into child centered musical activities that are engaging and meaningful for all. 

Cyndee Giebler

Cyndee Giebler lives and teaches in Northeast Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and completed her master's degree at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She has presented workshops for American Orff-Schulwerk Association chapters around the country, as well as state, regional, and national conventions. She teaches Orff Level II for UARTS at Villanova in Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Cyndee enjoys composing and arranging music for classroom use, children's chorus, and elementary strings. 

Other Members Presenting Include:

Nathan McReynolds, River Falls

Jim McConnell, Weyauwega-Fremont

Holly Vine and Amy Heitzman, Wisconsin Rapids

Please bring along your soprano recorder, if you are able!