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!
Our next workshop is April 13 with Paul Cribari. Joining your local AOSA Orff chapter is still available as well as single workshop fee.
Camp information is coming to you soon!
2018-2019 Workshop Series
Next workshop is April 13.
from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
with Paul Cribari!
Paul Cribari is an Orff Schulwerk teacher in the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado. There, he is an instructional facilitator for the district and coordinates the K-12 performing arts program. Paul received his Master of Arts in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas, and his Doctorate in Music Education from Boston University. In addition to his work with children Dr. Cribari teaches levels I, II, and III of Orff Schulwerk at Southern Methodist University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the San Francisco International Orff Schulwerk Course. Dr. Cribari is a regular clinician for local chapters of the AOSA and has presented sessions at state and local conferences as well as numerous National Conferences of the AOSA. Internationally, Dr. Cribari has presented in Italy and Hong Kong.
Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 A.M.
Workshop begins at 9:00 A.M.
All workshops except the State Orff Workshop are held at
Jacksonville Country Day School
10063 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
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“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