Orff & Kodály Faculty

ORFF AND KODÁLY  FACULTY 2020

 

 

 

ORFF LEVEL COURSES


 

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Joyce Stephansky

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Joyce Stephansky teaches music and movement in the Fairfax County Virginia Public Schools and Undergraduate Music Methods at George Mason University. She has experience as a choral, music, and movement teacher in kindergarten through sixth grade in the Prince George’s County, Maryland public schools and the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia. She completed her Master of Arts Degree and Orff Certification at George Mason University, with additional work in Orff studies and a Master Class at St. Thomas University. Stephansky has presented at AOSA National Conferences, and for Orff chapters in the areas of integration and Orff process.

 

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Betsy Kipperman

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Betsy Kipperman has taught general music classes and directed children’s choirs since 1998.  She has taught early childhood, elementary, and middle school students in public and private schools in Maryland and Virginia.  Ms. Kipperman has served on the board of the MAC-AOSA chapter in many capacities. She serves on AOSA’s National Board of Trustees as one of the Region IV Representatives. She presents workshops for local chapters, national conferences, and teaches Orff Levels I and II.  Ms. Kipperman spent the 2010-2011 school year at the Carl Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria studying Advanced Topics in Music and Movement Education.  She currently teaches in Washington D.C.

 

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Matt McCoy

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Matt teaches elementary music and choirs at the Emerson School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Prior to his time at Emerson, Matt worked in various educational contexts including public and independent schools, children’s choir organizations, and universities in both the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States. As a clinician specializing in process-based teaching, Matt is a frequent presenter at AOSA National Conferences and at local chapters around the United States.

 

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KODÁLY  LEVEL COURSES


 

Robbin Marcus, Kodaly workshops
Robbin Marcus
Director of the Program & Materials and Folk Song Analysis Instructor
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Robbin Marcus resides in Atlanta, Georgia and is the Kodály program director at George Mason University. Additionally, she teaches piano lessons to students of all ages, is an ATI certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, and serves on the OAKE board as a Member At Large. She is the editor of “Quench” for Well For the Journey in Baltimore. Previously, Robbin spent twenty-five years as the lower school music specialist at St. Paul’s School in Baltimore, Maryland and has served four terms in various offices on the OAKE board. She is a well-known traditional dance leader and an advocate for accurate performance styles in the music classroom. She has conducted numerous workshops for OAKE national conferences and local chapters. Robbin served on the Kodaly faculties of Webster University, the American Kodaly Institute and the Children’s Chorus of Maryland.

 

Ginger Albertson, Kodaly training
Ginger Albertson
Pedagogy Instructor
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Ginger Albertson teaches a Kodály inspired program at Eagle View Elementary, ​in​ the Fairfax County Public School system. She teaches Kindergarten through 6th grade General Music, and directs ​5th and 6th grade choruses.​ Ginger holds a BS in Music Education from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, where she was a voice major. She earned her MA in Music Education from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Ginger earned her Kodály certificate at George Mason University. ​ She serves on the board of the Virginia Organization of Kodály Educators as a member-at-large, is a certified teacher mentor, and a member of NAfMe. Outside of her teaching, Ginger is an active member of Sweet Adelines International, and sings with the Vienna-Falls Chorus in Fairfax. She is the Associate Director for her barbershop chorus, and sings in a competing quartet.

 

Sarah Meadows, Kodaly Courses
Sarah Meadows
Musicianship Instructor
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Sarah Meadows currently teaches preschool music at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She has also taught in public schools in Maryland and Virginia, as well as Kodály musicianship classes for the National Children’s Chorus in NYC. She holds a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Peabody Conservatory and a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Spanish from the University of Virginia. She completed her Kodály Certification at George Mason University and served on the board of the Virginia Organization of Kodály Educators. She currently serves as secretary for the Kodály Organization of New York. Sarah performs as both an accompanist and a choral singer. She sang as a member of The Washington Chorus in Washington, D.C. and The Oratorio Society of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

Beth Anne Young, Kodaly training
Beth Anne Young
Choral Studies and Choir Instructor
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Beth Anne Young, is a Choral and Classroom Music Specialist at the John T. Nichols Middle School in Middleboro, MA, where she teaches Grades 6-8 Classroom Music and conducts the 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Choruses. She has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA and a Master of Music in Music Education from the University of Connecticut with an emphasis in Choral Conducting. She completed both her Orff and Kodaly Certification at George Mason University. She is a member of OAKE and NaFME. She has been a middle school choral/classroom music specialist much of her 33 years as a teacher.

 

 

 

ORFF & KODÁLY SUPPLEMENTAL COURSE FACULTY


 

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Kris Olsen
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Kris Olson has taught music and movement for 30 years. She teaches workshops across the country and has offered classes in movement at various universities. Kris has her master’s degree in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas. She studied dance at Zenon Dance Company while living in Minneapolis and now lives in Lubbock, TX, where she is a member of Flatlands Dance Theatre and leads the Border Morris Sides “Brother’s Grimm” and “Sister’s Grimm.” While in Lubbock, Kris taught dance as an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University. She currently teaches early childhood family music and dance classes and “Musicality through Movement” to ages 5-12.

 

Manju Durairaj
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Coming soon!

 

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Robbin Marcus, Kodaly workshopsRobbin Marcus (see above)

 

Beth Anne Young, Kodaly trainingBeth Anne Young
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Beth Anne Young, is a Choral and Classroom Music Specialist at the John T. Nichols Middle School in Middleboro, MA, where she teaches Grades 6-8 Classroom Music and conducts the 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Choruses. She has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA and a Master of Music in Music Education from the University of Connecticut with an emphasis in Choral Conducting. She completed both her Orff and Kodaly Certification at George Mason University. She is a member of OAKE and NaFME. She has been a middle school choral/classroom music specialist much of her 33 years as a teacher.

 

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