NR.IF19.005OTH-FA Orff in the North Music Education Course
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Orff in the North Music Education Course
Presented by: Debra Giebelhaus-Maloney
Monday, July 29, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 01, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, August 02, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 03, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Session Location:
Grande Prairie Regional College, Room L106 10726 106 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

Who Can Attend: Elementary Generalists

Whether you’re a classroom teacher or a music specialist looking to enhance your music program, come play with us!  

Teaching classroom music as an Elementary Generalist can be a challenge.  Come and explore a creative approach that naturally integrates many elements throughout the K – 6 curriculum. 

Join us for 35 hours of hands-on music, movement, and drama activities, and learn to connect literacy with music through rhythm, rhyme, and melody.  

Participants will have a beginning recorder experience and the opportunity to use both pitched (xylophones, etc.) and non-pitched (drums, maracas, etc.) instruments. 

Participants will need to provide their own Soprano recorder (Aulos or Dolmetsch)

If you do not have one you can approach Long & McQuade (music store) for the correct books/recorders/teacher's guide needed.

Participants will be charged a $30 "Materials" fee for the binder and the course notes that the Instructor will be providing (This is included in the registration fee of $450).

About the Presenter(s):
Debra Giebelhaus-Maloney

A Canadian Orff leader, clinician, teacher trainer, educator, and a past president of Carl Orff Canada, Debra is a child advocate committed to excellence in music education.

Debra holds a  B.FA, B.Ed, and M.Ed, and her current role as a consultant includes designing and developing music, drama, language, arts-infused ELL programs, sensory arts and cross-curricular programs for school boards, universities, and music organizations internationally.

Debra adjudicates choral, drama and speech arts, provides professional development for teachers and delivers Artist in Residency programs for students from preschool to Grade 12.

Two of Debra’s commissions include Listen to the Children, a compilation of English and Inuktitut children’s stories written with the children in Nunavik, Quebec and a series of four early childhood children’s concerts for the California Orange County Pacific Symphony and Youth Orchestra.

Debra founded “Orff at SING MOVE PLAY”, more about her work can be found in her book, Music and Language Circle Games



Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:


Registration Deadline:

June 26, 2019


Administrator/Administration, Substitute Teachers/Enseignant suppléant, Teachers/Enseignant

Grade Level:

K-6/Maternelle à 6

Course Code:


Registration Notes:

 If you require accommodations, please contact Service Plus Inn & Suites for a special rate $134 plus taxes.

Phone 780-538-3900 to book your room.

Registration closes on June 24, 2019 at 9am.

A minimum of 15 participants is required for this event to go forward.