Jay BroekerThe Winona State University Department of Music will host an Elementary Music Workshop, “Enactive Musical Understanding: An Orff Schulwerk Sampler,” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Performing Arts Center, room 159.

The workshop covers the Orff Schulwerk approach, which invites young musicians to speak, move, sing and play instruments in playful exploration of musical ideas and creative processes. The goals of an Orff Schulwerk-based curriculum include establishing procedures that allow students to explore and develop musical ideas themselves and providing opportunities for mindful attention that facilitates development of shared musical understanding.

Participants in the workshop will learn how to engage their students in musical dimension of rhythm, pitch, timbre, texture, form and other expressive elements. The workshop will also include samples of activities that serve these goals.

Workshop clinician Jay Broeker teaches general music at The Blake School in Hopkins, Minn. Broeker holds both Kodaly and Orff Schulwerk certification, and is a frequent clinician for national and state music education organization in the areas of creativity, curriculum development and effective teaching practice.

For more information visit http://www.winona.edu/music/workshops_masterclasses.asp or contact Catherine Schmidt at CSchmidt@winona.edu

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