Workshop Description: Nature can be a catalyst for moving, composing, and improvising. With pieces from Volume I, Volume IV, and children’s literature explore different elements of nature using elemental music and movement. Take yourself and your students on adventures outside the four walls of your classroom. The sky’s the limit!
Clinician Biography: Melissa Burroughs is an Early and Middle Childhood National Board Certified Teacher at River Trail Elementary in Fort Mill, SC. She is on the staff of the Catawba Ridge High School Band. As a South Carolina native, Melissa earned a BA in Music and a Master of Arts in Teaching at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, where she has also taught as an adjunct professor. Melissa received her Orff-Schulwerk Certification through Winthrop University (I), George Mason University (II), and University of the Arts (III). She is the Vice President for the Piedmont Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. During the summer Melissa is an instructor at the ST-Arts Summer Arts Program at Winthrop University where she has taught ‘Ukulele’ and ‘Creative Response to Music.’ As a member of her school’s STEAM Leader Corps through Discovery Ed she promotes the arts as a powerful tool to shape the lives of children.