Exploring Elemental Music

Minnesota Orff Chapter workshop with Steve Calantropio. Please bring a soprano recorder.

Date & Time:

Saturday, October 25, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


University of St. Thomas
Brady Educational Center Auditorium
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105

Exploring Elemental Music

Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman's Orff-Schulwerk: Music for Children series is now over 60 years old. Does the educational philosophy they described as Orff-Schulwerk still have relevance in today's 'goal and standard' oriented climate or have the skills, concepts and materials they outlined in their collaborative work been replaced or transformed into something else. This workshop will present examples of what we have come to know as elemental music in the context of evaluating whether or not such a philosophy retains the relevance and excitement it did six decades ago. Please bring a soprano recorder.


Steven Calantropio taught music and movement for 31 years  in the River Edge, N.J. public schools. He  has presented workshops at many regional, state, and national  music  conferences and has taught throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria.  His innovative Master Class in Elemental Music has been presented numerous times in the United States and Canada. For the past seven years, Steve has served as AOSA’s first Education Director. He is a founding member and President of the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement (ACEMM).

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