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WORKSHOPS 2022/2023

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October 1st, 2022 - Brian Burnett

Topic: Process! What Process?


Hosted by the Heart of America and the Kansas Orff Chapter (registration required) at Clear Creek Elementary in De Soto, KS

Here is the link to register.

February 4th, 2023 - Matthew Stensrud

Playful Procedures: Building a Respectful Classroom through Orff Schulwerk

Matthew Stensrud (MM, George Mason University; BM, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music) teaches pre-kindergarten through fourth grade general music and movement at Sidwell Friends Lower School in Washington, DC. He completed his Orff Schulwerk certification at the San Francisco International Orff Course in 2013 and is an Orff Schulwerk Certified Teacher Educator of Movement, currently teaching at the Portland Orff Course in Portland, OR and the Northern New Jersey Orff Course in Wayne, NJ. Matthew serves on the National Board of Trustees for the American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA) and previously served on the Editorial Board of The Orff Echo, the quarterly publication of AOSA. He was also a Key Content Contributor to the book, Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE, and Other Special Areas. He was Teacher of the Year in 2017 and recognized with the Spotlight Award by the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement in Summer 2017. He lives with his husband in Washington, DC. You can find Matthew on social media @MisterSOrff on Facebook and Instagram, as well as on his YouTube page, or at


March 4th, 2023 - Drew Bullington

Playful Pedagogy in Elemental Music and Movement

Drue Bullington teaches elemental music and movement at Brownstown Elementary School in Conestoga Valley School District in Lancaster, PA. Bullington is twice a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Music Education and a M.M. in Music Education with a certification in Orff Schulwerk. Drue holds a second master’s degree from Wilkes University in Online Teaching and Learning with an Online Educator’s Certificate of Endorsement from the State of Pennsylvania.

Drue teaches in several Orff Schulwerk Levels Certification programs around the U.S.and offers numerous professional development and workshop sessions on elemental music and movement through the Orff Schulwerk Approach, elemental music and movement applications in the classroom, incorporating technology, and integrating the soprano ukulele into the K-12 music classroom. Drue serves as President of the Board of Directors of the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement. He is also an editor on the American Orff Schulwerk Association’s Reverberations Publication Committee.


Drue and lives in Lititz, PA. He enjoys an active life filled with traveling, culinary adventures, and volunteering in his community.

April 15th, 2023 - Susan Mueller 

More Info Soon!

Past Presenters:

February 6th, 2021 - Matthew Stensrud

Topic: Introducing Responsive Classroom: Building a Community of Learners through Distance Learning

March 6th, 2021 - Drue Bullington

Topic:  Keep Creating & Carry On!

October 9th, 2021 David Row

Topic: The Art of Possibility:  Expanding and Exploring our Horizons

February 5, 2022 Kate Bright

Topic: Elemental Musical Adventures

March 5th, 2022 Artie Almeida

Topic: The Child's Way of Learning: Where there's Passion, there's Retention!

April 9th, 2022 Jennifer Patterson

Topic: Process to Performance: Guiding Students to GREAT pieces!

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