2022-2023 

Coastal Connections: Musical Reflections

We have three amazing clinicians and one bonus workshop lined up for our 2022-2023 season.

Learn more about each one below. 

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Patrick Ware

Topic:
Hip Cats and Cool Kids, Jazz in the Orff Classroom

Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 9am-1pm

Old Dominion University

Diehn School of Music

Patrick Ware is an internationally known Orff - Schulwerk clinician and choral conductor. With a service to education spanning more than 20 years, he holds a B.A. in Music from Westfield State University, an MS.Ed from Radford University and a DMA from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University. Dr. Ware is a National Board Certified Teacher in Music/Elementary and Middle Childhood. He is an AOSA Teacher Educator for all levels of movement and recorder as well as Levels I and II Basic Pedagogy. Patrick is published through Beatin’ Path Publications including works for treble choir with Orff Ensemble. Patrick teaches k-5 General Music and Chorus in Prince William County Virginia. His special focuses include Jazz and the use of children’s literature.

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Betsy Kipperman Sebring

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Topic:
Coming Soon

Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 9am-1pm

Old Dominion University

Diehn School of Music

Betsy Kipperman has taught general music classes and directed children’s choirs since 1998. She has taught early childhood, elementary, and middle school students in public and private schools in Maryland and Virginia. Ms. Kipperman has served on the board of the MAC-AOSA chapter in many capacities and served on AOSA’s National Board of Trustees as one of the Region IV Representatives. She presents workshops for local chapters, national conferences, and teaches Orff Levels I and II. Ms. Kipperman 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.

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Russell Nadel

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Topic:
Project-Based Learning and Orff-Schulwerk: A Perfect Match!

Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 9am-1pm

Old Dominion University

Diehn School of Music

Russell Nadel earned Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Music Composition and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Nadel has written commissioned compositions for a variety of local, regional, and national-level ensembles, organizations, and solo performers. He has won numerous composition prizes. Mr. Nadel completed his Orff-Schulwerk Certification (three Levels plus the Master Level) at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), has taken numerous additional Orff Schulwerk supplemental courses in the United States and Ghana, and shadowed recorder instructor Nick Wild at Villanova University (Philadelphia, PA). Mr. Nadel is currently serving as the Past President of the Middle Atlantic Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA), and frequently leads professional development workshops for AOSA chapters and public school districts around the country. This is his sixth year in the role of Middle School Music Specialist at The Potomac School in McLean, VA, a position he assumed after teaching for five years at Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School in Alexandria, VA, a Fairfax County Public School.

Lauren Sparks

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Topic: Tidewater Orff Movement Night

Thursday, May 11, 2023 6-7:30pm

Old Dominion University

Diehn School of Music

Tidewater Orff Movement Night

This is free if you attend one workshop in the 2022-2023.

$10 for other attendees.

Registration is required. 

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