Orff Schulwerk Processes - In Depth CANCELLED
Mary Lea Clark, Thiensville, WI
July 15-16, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
Wisconsin Center for Music Education, Waunakee


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Wisconsin Center for Music Education, Waunakee, WI

This in depth learning experience will increase the knowledge and understanding of materials and procedures used in the Orff Schulwerk method. This worlshop will provide a deeper look at the method and provide information to anyone interested in pursuing further instruction.

Wisconsin Teaching Standards Addressed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
Wisconsin Music Standards Addressed: A, B, C, D, F, G

Mary Lea Clark has been working as a music specialist at Donges Bay Elementary School since 2000.  Prior to her arrival at Donges Bay, she worked in the greater Milwaukee area beginning in 1990, teaching elementary and secondary music.  Mary received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and her masters degree from Mount Mary College.  Mary was awarded the Beatrice M. Haggerty Scholarship for three consecutive semesters.  She was granted the Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund Scholarship and completed her  Orff-Schulwerk Level III teacher training at Mills College in San Francisco.
 In Mary’s classroom, music class provides a total energizing, organic experience for her students.  She believes in emphasizing process over product!  As the process is refined, nurtured and expanded, the quality of the product improves and the students are both pleased and satisfied with the outcomes of their diligence.  Her objective is to empower the children to have ownership of their creation, allowing time for reflection as part of the creative process.  Sometimes during the journey it becomes essential to let go of “the plan” and allow children to take over their learning, resulting in a presence of promising new possibilities.  Living with and learning to trust the natural process of change as it manifests itself allows her to embrace an exciting creative challenge.
 Mary is past-President of the Greater Milwaukee  Orff Dimensions and attends the annual American Orff-Schulwerk  Association’s National Conference each November.  She was the Co-chair for the 2009 AOSA National Professional Development Conference in Milwaukee.
Besides keeping up with her busy teaching schedule at Donges Bay, Mary serves as music director through the Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department. She has worked for many years as a freelance musician by playing keyboards, singing or serving as musical director for a variety of performing venues.  You may have seen Mary performing at the Stackner Cabaret, the Marcus Center of the Performing Arts or even on the Miller Stage at Mayer Festival Park during Summerfest!

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Pre-Registration closes 7/12/13
Members*             $130.00
Non-members        $145.00
Undergraduate      $ 60.00
On Site                 $155.00
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*Discount for WMEA, NAfME or staff in WSMA member schools.

Graduate Credit Registration:
Registrants have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit for this course for an additional fee of $220. This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration.  Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form (pdf) and mail it with a check for $220 (made payable to Viterbo University) to:

Mary Elsner
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Dr.
Waunakee, WI  53597

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Please do not send credit registrations to Viterbo University. If you are registering for more than one course, please include a separate check and Viterbo form for each course.

Viterbo University will email participants instructions for retrieving their grade report online approximately 4-6 weeks after the course has been completed, after which time you may request a transcript. Trancripts may be requested directly from Viterbo by completing and mailing in a Transcript Request Form (pdf). Transcripts are $5 per transcript per request.

For more information on graduate credit opportunities, please visit our Graduate Credit Information page.

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