Minnesota Orff Chapter Workshop

Rene Boyer presents: Let's Rock It! An Urban Twist on the Schulwerk

Date & Time:

Saturday, September 24, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Local Minnesota Orff Chapter fees. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.


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


Presented by Rene Boyer

This session is designed to provide Orff teachers with lessons and materials that have a more contemporary feel. Speech activities, movement ideas, songs, recorder, and instrumental pieces will be designed using rap, hip-hop, and the blues. 

Rene Boyer is a Professor Emeritus of Music Education at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music.  She is known nationally and internationally for her work in multicultural and urban music education. Her publications include: Share the Music, Spotlight on Music and Music Studio published by Macmillan McGraw-Hill. “Expressions of Freedom:  An Anthology of African American Spirituals” in three volumes and “Walking in the Light of Freedom”, also in three volumes, published by Hal Leonard. “Songs and Rhythms of a Nation:  A Journey of American Heritage through Rhyme, Rhythm and Song,” published by Hal Leonard.  “The Ballad of the Underground Railroad,” and “United We Stand”, are two popular choral works also published by Hal Leonard.  Her “Music Fundamentals, Methods and Materials for the Elementary Classroom Teacher published by Addison Wesley Longman Pearson is one our nation’s best selling music textbooks for classroom teachers.Rene received her B.M. and M.M. from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville Illinois and her Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  She possesses all Levels of Orff Certification as well as Kodály Certification from Hungary and has traveled extensively throughout the world sharing her teaching talents.In addition to Rene’s prolific background as a music educator and author, she has held on to one dream throughout her life.  That dream involves sharing her love and appreciation of jazz with students and teachers in schools throughout our nation and the world. Rene lives in Goldens Bridge, New York and Panama City, Panama.

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