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 Remaining Workshop for the 2017-2018 Series
April 14, 2018 – BethAnn Hepburn
8:30 am Coffee and Refreshments
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Workshop
BethAnn Hepburn teaches general music and elementary and junior high choirs in Streetsboro, Ohio. She has the distinction of Master Teacher from the Ohio Department of Education. She is a teacher education instructor for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and is on faculty for Orff certification courses at Trinity University in Texas, The University of Hawai’i, The University of the Arts Pennsylvania at Villanova, and New York City ETM. BethAnn is a frequent presenter for Orff chapters throughout the United States, and has trained teachers in China, Scotland, Singapore, and India. She is the past PD chair for AOSA, and current PD chair for General Music for OMEA. BethAnn is on the Board of Trustees for the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement. She is the co-author of Purposeful Pathways, Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom Books I-III.
NFOC Summer Camp 2018!
July 16-20, 2018
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
JA Axson Elementary School
For students in 1st – 5th grade
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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