The Orff Beat
IOSA Newsletter Winter 2024
sing, say, dance, play, create: active music-making for all!
IOSA hosts four Saturday workshops throughout the year at Carmel Elementary. Included in this newsletter are the remaining clinicians for the 2023-2024 school year, information on our instrument repair social event, the application to present at our Chapter Share, a mini lesson, summer levels course scholarship information, and more!
Thank you Kaitlin!
We had a great second workshop this year with Kaitlin Beck taking us from Mundane to Magic!
2023-2024 IOSA Workshop Dates
- Saturday, March 2, 2024 - Deb Navin - Differentiated Orff
- Saturday, April 13th, 2024 - Chapter Share
All workshops are held at Carmel Elementary at 101 South Richland Avenue, Carmel, IN from 9am-1pm
Join us for our first social event of the year: Fixing with Friends
Fixing with Friends
Saturday, Feb 3, 2024, 09:00 AM
Smoky Row Elementary School, West 136th Street, Carmel, IN, USA
Event Details: Saturday, February 3rd from 9am-11:30am, then lunch afterwards
Bring a broken instrument and come learn all things "barred instrument repair" from AOSA's president Josh Southard. IOSA will provide all general repair equipment such as wood glue, pliers, hammers, nails, etc., but event attendees are responsible for pre-ordering instrument specific equipment such as bar pins or tubing. After the barred instrument repair time, we will all go out for a social lunch at a nearby restaurant!
Not sure what equipment to order? Contct Josh (email@example.com)
Interested in Presenting at our April Chapter Share?
New this year we are taking applications for those who would like to present at our Chapter Share workshop on Saturday, April 13th.
Presentations should last 30-45 minutes, be well planned and conceived in advanced, and should be valuable to the other members of our chapter. Presenters will be selected blindly by the IOSA Board and announced to the chapter at least one month prior to the workshop. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!
Applications are due by February 20th.
Orff Beat Mini Lesson!
Paige Lundy - 'Let Us Chase the Squirrel'
Looking for some inspiration for the New Year? Check out this Kindergarten/1st Grade Lesson from IOSA Board Member Paige Lundy using the song Let Us Chase the Squirrel including a fun game!
IOSA Scholarship Opportunity
The IOSA tuition scholarship is now posted and accepting applications! Applicants must be members in good standing who are enrolled or planning to enrolled in an approved AOSA Levels course for the summer of 2024. Applications are due by April 1st, 2024.
Looking for an Indiana Levels Course?
Check out Anderson University's course offerings here. Anderson is offering Level 1 & 2 this summer.
IOSA/AOSA Registration Information
Your membership includes:
- 4 workshops a year (that is 16 hours of professional development towards license renewal)
- Professional Development forms -- given after each workshop
- Access to the "Members Only" part of our website with links to the presenters notes, slides and videos from the workshop!
- A national membership to the American Orff Schulwerk Association
- A subscription to the Orff Echo magazine
Teacher Membership for AOSA + IOSA -- $175
First Year Teacher Membership for AOSA + IOSA (Discount of $35) -- $140
College Student Membership for IOSA -- $10
Single Workshop -- $65
*AOSA = American Orff Schulwerk Association
*IOSA = Indiana Orff Schulwerk Association
PRO-TIP: Ask your PTO to cover your membership. Save your PayPal payment confirmation and present to your PTO with a little bit of information about IOSA which you can find on our website here, https://www.indianaorff.org/what-is-iosa.html.
Calling All Parents!
IOSA wants to see you at our Saturday workshops!! Please know that school-aged children are ALWAYS welcome at our workshops! We love including them in our activities and experiencing our professional development right alongside the people it is most important to, our children! Restrooms are conveniently at hands and snacks are always provided! We would love to see you, and your children, at our workshops this year!
Presenting the 2024-2026 IOSA Board Slate
A link to the electronic voting for our 2024-2026 IOSA Board will be sent following the March Workshop. Voting will be open until the results are announced at our April Workshop.
President - Sondra Hardisty
President Elect - Anna Moody
Treasurer - Katy Halstead
Secretary - Emily Bax
Membership Chair - Jordyn Locke
Webmaster - Damon Clevenger
Past President - Rebecca Hampton
University Liaison - Ben Batman
Member-at-Large - Brett Hawkins
Videographer - Audrey Amsler
Hospitality Committee - Paige Lundy, Shelby Gray White, Bill Morgan, & Karen Wijesekera
Spring 2024 Workshops
'Differentiated Orff' with Deb Navin - March 2nd, 2024
'Differentiated Orff' with Deb Navin
Discover fun and innovative ways to engage students of all skill levels, across the music curriculum together in your music program. We will explore a wide range of songs, dances, and recorder lessons for kindergarten through 5th grade students.
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024, 09:00 AM
Carmel Elementary School, South Richland Avenue, Carmel, IN, USA
About Deb Navin
Deb Navin teaches General Music in Birmingham Public Schools in Michigan. Deb holds a BM in Music Education from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY and a MS in Elementary Education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She is certified in Orff-Schulwerk and has trained in Music Learning Theory and World Music Drumming. She has taught General Music, Choir, and Band in public and private schools in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. She is a frequent national presenter for music teacher workshops and has served on the board for the American Orff Schulwerk Association. Deb plays the Piano, Harp, Flute, Guitar, and Handbells. She lives with her three children and husband in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Chapter Share - April 14th, 2024
IOSA Chapter Share
Come learn from your fellow IOSA members at Chapter Share!
Interested in presenting? Apply here to present a 20-45 minute presentation. Presenters will be announced at least one month prior to Chapter Share