Workshop Description: Over the past year, both teachers and students have had to adjust to the virtual world of online classes and social/physical distancing. As we transition back into the classroom and once again begin to make music as community we must prepare ourselves for new systems and structures that will promote safety. We must also, however, consider the musical, pedagogical, and interpersonal skills that have atrophied over course of the pandemic. In this session we will examine ways to help both students and teachers review, rebuild, and reinforce skills that they have not been asked to use during the pandemic.
Clinician Biography: Paul Cribari, D.M.A. is an Orff Schulwerk teacher in the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado. There, he is the Coordinator for Performing Arts, K-12. Dr. Cribari received his MA with a concentration in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas, and his doctorate in Music Education from Boston University. In addition to his work with children Paul teaches levels I, II, and III of Orff Schulwerk at SMU, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the San Francisco International Orff Schulwerk Course. Paul is a regular clinician for local chapters of AOSA and has presented sessions at state and local conferences, as well as numerous national conferences of AOSA. Internationally, he has taught in Italy and Hong Kong. Paul, along with co-author Richard Layton, recently published THE ELEMENTAL STYLE: A Handbook for Composers and Arrangers, Part I.