The Heart of Florida Orff Chapter is a local non-profit organization for music
educators. It was recently chartered to serve the Gainesville, Ocala and
surrounding areas as one of the newest chapters with the American
Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA).
Heart of Florida supports and educates local education professionals about the
Orff Schulwerk philosophy of incorporating music, movement, and speech
concepts as developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. All of these concepts
encourage the development of the total child.
Heart of Florida members receive continual development of best teacher
practices and a community of support within elemental music education. Active
participation in our area workshops will inspire creative musical growth and
develop professional friendships and networking opportunities. By associating
with other talented music educators, you can share ideas at a professional level
beyond the local school level. Education professionals who are new to the Orff
Schulwerk process and don't have access to the barred instruments, will be
introduced to the Schulwerk Process, a highly successful tool for student
We encourage you to contact us and begin a new musical journey for yourself
and your students by becoming a member of the Heart of Florida Orff Chapter. It
will be an experience you`ll always remember and foster friendships that last a
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September 21, 2013
Randy DeLelles and Jeff Kriske
Location: Westbrooke Elementary School
(500 Tomyn Blvd Ocoee, FL 34761)
We are co-hosting with the Central FL Orff
Instructions: Please pre-register to
guarantee workshop notes- deadline is
Tuesday, September 17th! Visit the link http:
October 12, 2013
Katie Grace Miller
Location: Reddick-Collier Elementary 4595
West Hwy 316, Reddick, FL 32686
February 1, 2014
Connie Van Engen
Location: Westbrooke Elementary in
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AOSA National Conference info 2012
Gateway to Exploration
2012 AOSA Professional Development Conference
St. Louis, MO
November 14-17, 2012
Come explore Orff Schulwerk with us at America’s Center in St.
Louis and the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel!
Visit the Conference Web site!
Online Registration is now open!
Heart of Florida
Celebrating Music and Movement Education!
Summer Camp 2011 was a great success!