Workshop Description: Discover your inner child. We will spend the day reconnecting with what makes Orff-Schulwerk such an engaging in process. This action packed day will consist of taking classic Orff-Schulwerk techniques and giving them a fresh new spin. We will use popular music, games, dancing, playing, moving, singing and dramatic play to help you rediscover the art of child's play. You will leave the workshop with new ideas to incorporate into your music room!
Clinician Biography: Eric Young teacher elementary music and beginning band at Monterey Elementary School in Roanoke, VA with Roanoke City Schools. Previously, Eric worked for for Lynn Kleiner’s Music Rhapsody as manager of Lynn Kleiner’s Music Box and content developer. In addition, Eric taught K-5 music at Price’s Fork Elementary in Blacksburg, VA with Montgomery County Public Schools for 12 years. Eric holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Radford University and a Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Music Education from Virginia Tech. He completed his Levels I, II, and III in Orff-Schulwerk from Appalachian State University from Maribeth Yoder-White and Lisa Runner and master classes with Konnie Saliba and Susan Ramsay. He has taught elementary music workshops throughout the United States and China. Eric served as the Region IV Representative to the National Board of Trustees for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association from 2015-2018. He is past president of the Virginia Highlands Orff Chapter. Eric placed second in the National Sonor-Orff original composition contest in 2011. In 2015, Mr. Young was name the Price’s Fork Elementary Teacher of the Year.