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WORKSHOPS 2022/2023

April 15th, 2023 - Susan Mueller

Exploring OS Source Materials through Process

Susan Mueller (Sue), associate professor of music, has extensive experience in elementary music education and the Orff Schulwerk approach. Mueller holds a Bachelor of Music at the University of Kansas, Master of Education in fine arts and curriculum from Lesley College, Level I-III and Masters class Orff Schulwerk certification and serves as a mentor teacher for apprentices in the field of Orff Schulwerk teacher education. She taught K-5 music education for 27 years in the Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nevada, until her 2005 appointment to UNLV where she teaches music education courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and recently retired as the Director of the School of Music at UNLV.


Mueller is a nationally recognized and active workshop clinician for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) conferences as well as for conferences and chapters in Canada. She currently teaches basic Orff Schulwerk pedagogy at UNLV, and has taught all three levels of basic, movement, and recorder. She has served on the National Board of Trustees for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association as Region II Representative (1996-1999), National Conference Chairperson (2000-2003, 2008-2011, 2014-2017), Vice President (2003-2005), and President (2005-2007). She has received Honorary Membership for service to AOSA and the Nevada Desert Valley Chapter's of AOSA's Lifetime Service Award. Mueller is published in the Clark County Elementary Music Curriculum Guide, Las Vegas Writes II, and has two publications, Simply Speaking, and Simply Beginning, both teaching resources for the elementary music classroom.


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!

October 1st, 2022 - Brian Burnett

Topic: Process! What Process?

February 4th, 2023 - Matthew Stensrud

Playful Procedures: Building a Respectful Classroom through Orff Schulwerk

March 4th, 2023 - Drew Bullington

Playful Pedagogy in Elemental Music and Movement

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