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 2016-2017 Workshop Series

September 17, 2016
Sara Nussel
Jacksonville Country Day School
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

November 2-5, 2016
AOSA National Conference in Atlantic City, NJ
Learn more here

January 11-14, 2017
FMEA Conference in Tampa, FL
Jeff Kriske & Randy DeLelles will lead the 2017 Florida All-State Orff Ensemble
Dr. Madeline Bridges will lead the 2017 Florida All-State Elementary Chorus

February 11, 2017
State Orff Workshop featuring Thom Borden
Lake Whitney Elementary
Winter Garden, FL

Click here for flyer
Click here to register

April 22, 2017
Phyllis Thomas
Jacksonville Country Day School
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

May 13, 2017
The Colemans!
Jacksonville Country Day School
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

All workshops are held at Jacksonville Country Day School
10063 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Click here for a Map

Click here for a Membership Form for 2016-2017

“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

Contact us for more information:

northflorff@gmail.com