Music workshop to provide teachers with professional development

Bellamah Music Building, room 106 - 04/10/18 - 04/14/18

Contact: Julie Navejar or 361-593-2590

The department of music at Texas A&M University-Kingsville joins with the Wild Horse Desert (WHD) Orff Chapter to present a workshop, Saturday, April 14, entitled The Journey is the Destination, by Karen Medley, elementary  music specialist  in the Pentucket Regional School District in northeastern Massachusetts.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in room 106 of the Bellamah Music Building. The workshop is $20 for WHD members, $30 for non-members and free for students with their identification card. Participants should bring soprano recorders and may bring a guitar or ukulele.

Orff Schulwerk is an active, hands-on and creative approach to child-centered music-making that provides an ideal opportunity for educators to celebrate their students’ potential for wonder, to expand their capacity for resilience and to explore the beauty of creative awakening and the musical artistry that Orff Schulwerk evokes in children. 

About Karen Medley

Medley served on the American Orff-Schulwerk Association’s (AOSA) National Board of Trustees for more than 13 years as regional representative for two terms and as National Conference Chairperson for the 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2007 National Conferences.

She recently served as chair of the Post Level III Committee and was a member of the Guidelines Revision Committee. Medley has presented at 17 national AOSA national conferences, taught many workshops, inservices and teacher education courses across the country.

Medley is currently an elementary music specialist in the Pentucket Regional School District. She formerly taught in the Clark County Schools in Las Vegas and in the Memphis City Schools. She received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.