Welcome to the North Florida Orff Chapter, a Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. We are elementary music teachers, middle school music teachers, preschool teachers, church musicians, professional musicians, retired music educators, and music lovers!
Coming together on a regular basis to learn from master teachers keeps us vitalized and energized to do the very important job of teaching children to be musical. We welcome visitors and new members! Just drop in and join us at our next workshop!
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Next Workshop is Saturday, October 12 at 9:00 A.M.
with Betsy Kipperman Sebring
Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 A.M.
Betsy Kipperman Sebring has taught music to early childhood, elementary, and middle school students in public and private schools in the DC metropolitan area. Mrs. Sebring has served on the board of the MAC-AOSA chapter in many capacities and served on AOSA’s National Board as a Region IV Representative. She presents workshops for local chapters and national conferences. She teaches Orff Levels at the University of Kentucky and George Mason University. Mrs. Sebring spent the 2010-2011 school year at the Carl Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria studying Advanced Topics in Music and Movement Education. She currently teaches in Washington D.C.
**Testimonial from Michelle Curtis, ’18-’19 Recipient**
Dear NFOC Members/Drum Selection Committee,
I want to thank you for awarding our students at Crown Point Elementary the opportunity to use the set of Tubano drums for the 2018-19 school year. About 800 students of diverse backgrounds and walks of life came together in unity as they learned how to not only play an instrument…it sparked a true joy and love for music for MANY students! Select CPE students performed in February and again in May with a combined performance of our Orff/Chorus Ensemble. A School Brief article in the Mandarin NewsLine highlighted some of our original work inspired by, “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids” by Covey as our school moved into a Leader in Me school during this fantastic year. (Picture attached
Richard and I thank you for your gift to us. This has made such a difference in our program.
Crown Point Elementary Music Specialist
Interested in becoming an AOSA member and a NFOC member?
For AOSA Membership click here. Scroll to the middle of the page and click on the “Online Membership Form” button.
For NFOC Membership click here.
What teachers say about North Florida Orff Chapter:
“My favorite thing about attending an NFOC workshop is all of the hands-on learning that takes place. We teachers get to be the students, and it gives us a great perspective on how material will be perceived when taught to our students. My other favorite thing is the wonderful lesson plans and ideas that are in each workshop’s handout. I have saved them all in a huge notebook, and they are like gold!”
– Andrea Duke, Music Educator, “The Treble with Music”
“Orff is a way of life. Sing-Say-Dance-Play-Create. How much better can it get than that?!”
– Jim Solomon, Orff Master Teacher and NFOC founding member
“I never walked away from an NFOC workshop without a lesson or activity I could use in my classroom right away!!!”
– Jeni West, Music Educator and Orff Specialist
“I love how convenient it is to attend workshops with nationally-known clinicians right here in Jacksonville. Such great ideas and you can earn professional hours! Plus the local & national membership gives you the opportunity to attend other Florida chapters’ workshops for free!
– Virginia Dickert, Music Educator and Orff Specialist, NFOC founding member
“Orff music educators are talented, giving, caring, dedicated, expressive, and active. There is no better training for music educators. Come see for yourself!”
-Laurie Zentz, Music Educator and Orff Specialist