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2004-2005 Events

Mini-Conference in the Mountains

Aug. 5,6,,& 7
Breckenridge Retreat at Beaver Run Resort
with Carol Richards

September 10, 2005 - James Harding

October 8, 2005 -Leslie Timmons

November 9-12, 2004 • AOSA National Conference in Birmingham, Alabama

January 14, 2006- Paul Cribari

January 26-28-Gloria Fuoco-Lawson at CMEA in Colorado Springs

March 11, 2006-The Amidons

May 13, 2005 -Chapter Celebration Day!

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Mini-Conference in the Mountains
Aug. 5, 6,& 7
at Beaver Run in Breckenridge
with Carol Richards

Breckenridge Retreat with Dr. Carol Richards “MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS”, August 5,6,7, 2005

Dr, Carol Richards teaches Orff at the University of Newcastle in Australia. She is wonderful. Many of our chapter members saw her at the National AOSA conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

This retreat is $100 (pre-registration $85 before June 17) and held at Beaver Run Resort. One hour of CSU credit is available for RMC-AOSA members. On-site registration begins at 6:00 Friday evening, August 5. Sessions start at 7:00 Friday evening and continue through noon on Sunday, August 7. There will also be vocal reading/techniques
sessions sponsored by Meeker Music, led by Margie Camp. Other sessions include round table discussions and two movie sessions. Have you seen the Barbara Grenoble video from beginning to end?????

For additional information contact Karen Harvey, RMC-AOSA, President, [ ] or 970-226-6683

Pre-registration money may be sent to Karen Harvey, 5001 Bluestem Court, Ft. Collins, Co. 80525

The workshop cost for the Retreat/Mini Conference is $100.00 for members and $125.00 for nonmembers. Please pre-register with Karen Harvey at 970.226.6683 by phone or e-mail: We must have an accurate count for meals and must confirm our numbers with Beaver Run at least 3 days in advance. Sorry, no cancellations will be accepted after that date. (August 2nd, 2005) This price includes 15 hours of sessions and 3 meals - breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. The meals help pay for the meeting room. The breakdown of costs are meals-$70 and workshop $30.
If you are a current member of any Orff chapter, the member price will be honored. National and local dues can be paid in advance or at the Retreat if you wish to receive member prices. Sorry, we can’t honor free guest privileges for this retreat. For further information, please contact Karen Harvey 970.226.6683 by phone or e-mail: Credit may be arranged at registration. This service is for members of RMCAOSA only.
Housing reservations should be made directly though Beaver Run Resort at 1-800-525-2253. You can register to come anytime, but reservations received after Tuesday, June 21, 2005 will be provided on a space available basis. Be sure to tell them you are with the Orff music teachers group. Give them the names of everyone staying in your room so they don’t save a room for each of you. Contact Karen Harvey if you would like to find a roommate.

Costs for the rooms vary. Rooms range from $109 (hotel room) to $189 (two bedroom condo)

To Beaver Run: From I-70 west, take Hwy. 9 to Breckenridge. Once in Breckenridge, turn right (left if coming from the Springs) on South Park Ave. Go about 1 short block to Village Road and turn left. Go up the hill to Beaver Run, on your left.

Schedule of events:

Friday, August 5,

6:00 registration in hotel lobby,

7:00 Margie Camp-Vocal Reading Session,

8:00 to 9:15 Movie Night,

Saturday, August 6,

8:00 to 8:45 Breakfast,

8:45 to 9 round singing with Anita,

9 to 12 Dr. Carol Richards

12:00 to 12:45 Lunch

12:45 to 1:00 Round singing with Anita,

1:00 to 4:00 Carol Richards,

4:00 to 5:00 Round table discussion ,

5:00 to 7:00 dinner on their own.

7:00 to 8:00 Margie Camp

8:00 to 9:00 Movie Night


8:00 Breakfast to 8:45,

8:45 to 9:00 Round singing,

9:00 to 12:00 Carol Richards

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September 10, 2004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..James Harding(2005 CMEA Presenter)*

September 10, 2005        James Harding (2005 CMEA Presenter)

“Tinkering, Fiddling, and Messing Around:  At Play with the Elements of Music”


If you loved James at CMEA come see him again.  It will not be what he did at CMEA (as wonderful as that was).  This will be all new, different ideas.

In an Orff-Schulwerk classroom, children are invited to make discoveries through play with the elements of music—form, timbre, pitch, dynamic, tempo and rhythm.  Through a variety of songs, musical games, dances and creative movement activities, this workshop will model the many forms which play can take in our teaching, from how we introduce a simple song to how we lead students into satisfying improvisation in a specific musical style. 

James Harding has taugh on the faculties of the Orff Schulwerk Levels training at Mills College, Cal State Los Angeles and the University of Oregon.  James has taught workshops in Spain and at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria.  Recently he completed his first film score for a feature-length documentary.  James has worked with children and Orff Schulwerk for 14 years.


Registration begins at 8:00 with the workshop going from 8:30 to 2:15.  Lunch is from 11:30 to 12:15.  A business meeting follows the workshop.  Wear comfortable clothing.  Sign up for lunch is also available at registration.  (Cost is approx. $5-6)

CSU credit is available when attending 3 full days workshop throughout the year.  Portfolio Certifications: CDE licensure is available also.  Sign up at registration.  In order to receive credit or licensure certificate you must be a member of RMC-AOSA.

COST:  Members $25, Non-Members $50, Full Time Student or Retired is free.  Teachers from the host school are admitted free.  Teachers from the host district are admitted for member price of $25. 


LOCATION:  Academia Ana Marie Sandoval de Lenguaje Dual Montessori. 3655 Wyandot, Denver, Co  80211

From South:  I-25 to exit 212B, take ramp (on right) onto Speer Blvd towards North.  Right onto Zuni, Right onto W. 34th Ave. for 1 blk-left on Wyandot.

From North:  1-25 to exit 213, right onto ramps towards W. 38th Ave/Park Ave.  Keep right to stay on ramp towards W. 38th Ave.  Turn L at light onto Fox St.  Right onto W. 38th Av.e  Turn Left at Wyandot St.

Hostess:   Kelly Stevens—School #303.455.9326 or


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October 8, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leslie Timmons*


The Keetman Connection:† Recorder in the Instrumentarium

From the preparation and actual introduction of the
instrument, to developing good wind technique, with lots of practice
built in along the way, this workshop will explore the many options
for incorporating recorder in classroom music-making. Activities are
designed to integrate this beautiful melody instrument with singing,
movement, playing pitched and non-pitched percussion and literacy. We
will play some wonderful literature, so please bring all sizes of recorders.
Leslie Timmons is on the Woodwind and Music Education faculty
at Utah State University where she is responsible for the Flute and
Recorder Studio and Music Methods for Elementary Teachers. She had
also developed a course on Recorder Technique and Ensemble for Music
Therapy majors. She has presented at AOSA, ARS, MENC, and OAKE
conferences. Leslie has served as Region I Representative for AOSA.

Acres Green Elementary School ï 13524 Acres Green Dr.,
Littleton, CO 80124

From the North or South: Exit off I-25 at County Line Rd., going
West approximately 1.4 miles to light at Acres Green Drive. Turn South
(L) and proceed through traffic light to stop sign at Maximus Drive
and turn L. School is on R at top of hill.
From C470: Exit at Quebec, going South, turn East (L) at next
traffic light (Park Meadows), turn R at next traffic light (Acres
Green Dr.) Proceed to stop sign at Maximus Drive and turn L. School is
on R at top of hill.

Hostess: Jean Fox School # 303.387.7165 or

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November 9-12, 2005 • AOSA National Conference in Birmingham, Alabama

Southern Harmony / Many Voices ~ One Spirit
For more information on the 2004 AOSA National Convention, please see the AOSA website.

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January 14, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .Paul Cribari*

Shadow Puppetry in the Orff Schulwerk Classroom

Participants in this workshop will learn the basics of
shadow puppetry for use in their classrooms. Participants will design
and build shadow puppets, explore basic shadow screen techniques, and
learn pieces from Music for Children, Orff Schulwerk volumes. The day
will conclude by incorporating all of these elements for a telling of
The Bremen Town Musicians. Please bring soprano recorders.

Paul teaches music to grades 1-7 at The Key School in
Annapolis, Maryland, where he also serves as the accompanist in
residence. Paul received his Bachelors degree form the University of
Northern Colorado, and his Masters degree from the University of St.
Thomas. He has presented at the AOSA National Conferences in
Louisville and Cincinnati and teaches Orff Schulwerk teacher training
courses at Mills College, Central Michigan University, and Southern
Methodist University. Paul was a member of the Rocky Mountain chapter before his move to Annapolis.

Mountain View Elementary ï 12401 Perry, Broomfield, CO 80020

From I-25, take 120th Ave. exit. Go West to Lowell Blvd.†Turn North
to 124th then turn West to Perry.†

Hostess: Judy Sapegin ó School # 720-972-5520 or

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January 19-21,2006...............................Gloria Fuoco-Lawson at CMEA in Colorado Springs

Session I
Learn to Read, Improvise, and Compose with Just Five Notes
Using the recorder to bring literature alive, this session will include literature,
ensemble playing, drama, improvisation, notation, and student composition.

Session II
Du-Dn Du Dat, Learn to Scat
Beginning with Street Games and body percussion, participants will learn
simple scat singing and how to integrate jazz into their music classroom.

Session III
Activities to Enhance the Music Curriculum from Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
Singing, moving, playing instruments, and reading notation will be included.

Ms. Fuoco-Lawson is presently teaching in the Clark County Public Schools, Las
Vegas, NV. She holds a BM from Colorado State U n i v e r s i t y, and MM from the
University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. She completed the Orff
Schulwerk Teacher Training Course from the University of Denver and an additional
certificate from Memphis State University. She has presented numerous times at
National AOSA Conferences, as well as for Orff Schulwerk chapter workshops. Ms. Fuoco-
Lawson has also been a clinician for Special Education, Pre-School and IAJE Summer Institute. She was awarded the Distinguished Educators Award for the Clark County Public Schools, Southeast Area, Spring 2001.

Broadmoor Hotel • Colorado Springs

March 11, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Amidons*

Peter and MaryAlice Amidon*
(Co-Sponsored with Rocky Mt. Kodaly Chapter)

Creating a Dynamic Learning Community with Traditional Folksong, Dance, and Storytelling

Peter and Mary Alice Amidonís teacher workshop focuses on
the community building power of traditional dance, song and
storytelling in the schools. They will teach some great traditional
dances and singing games for children while discussing how to make
dance a positive and integral part of school life. They will
demonstrate enriching picture books with singing, storytelling, drama
and background music. The Amidons will tell a folktale and discuss and
demonstrate some storytelling/music activities such as acting out a
folktale. They will share some of their favorite songs while
discussing starting and sustaining an all-school sing. The Amidons
hope that this workshop will help music teachers to transform their
schools into singing and dancing communities.

Peter and Mary Alice Amidon are versatile and widely respected
performing, teaching and publishing artists who for the past twenty
years have dedicated themselves to traditional song, dance and
storytelling. Former elementary school music teachers, the Amidons are equally at home working with adults or children. They have been
headliners at the national OAKE and AOSA Conferences, as well as many regional Orff and Kodaly weekend workshops. They are founding members of New England Dancing Masters, publishers of Chimes of
Dunkirk and other collections of traditional Anglo/American
dances and singing games for children.

Augustana Lutheran Church ï 5000 East Alameda, Denver, CO 80246
From the South: Exit I-25 to Colorado Boulevard, North to Alameda
then East (R) on Alameda to church
From the North: Take I-70 to Colorado Boulevard. Go South to
Alameda. Turn East (L) on Alameda to church.
The church is on the corner of Fairfax and Alameda. There is some
parking on Alameda, but a major parking lot is behind the church on
Fairfax. Use the Fairfax entrance to the fellowship hall.

Hostess: Lorraine B. Cooper/ Church # 303.388.4678 or

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May 13, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Celebration Day

Friendship & Fun - Stayed tuned for details!

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