Press Release


Thursday, January 18, 2007
by Beth Sowers

Hannibal, MO-- The Department of Music at Hannibal-LaGrange College is sponsoring an elementary Orff-Schulwerk workshop for those who teach grades K-5 music. The workshop will be Monday evening, February 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the Roland Fine Arts Center on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange College. The meeting room is located in the music wing (which is on the lower level) in room 17. Clinicians are Mrs. Linda St. Juliana and Mrs. Karen Meade, both certified Level III Orff instructors with over 20 years experience as elementary music teachers.

Orff-Schulwerk is one of several approaches to teaching music to elementary children. The approach is named after its founder - Carl Orff, a German music educator and composer. Orff-Schulwerk is primarily a rhythm-based method; however, it includes singing, movement, creativity, improvisation, use of instruments, and learning to read musical notation. The approach is varied, fun, and includes "Orff Instruments", which are barred instruments similar to xylophones, on which the children can successfully learn.

The workshop will cover all aspects of the Orff method, with emphasis on activities for the elementary-age child.

Cost is $20.00 for teachers and $5.00 for college students.

For reservations call or email Mrs. Jane Griffen, Assistant Professor of Music at 573-221-3675, ext. 254 or email jgriffen@hlg.edu

Space is limited, so call or email your reservation today.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations