October, 5th 2019: Andrew Ellingsen
"Entry Points: Exploring Creative Approaches to Making Music and Movement"
About our Presenter
Andrew Ellingsen teaches elementary music and works as an instructional coach in Decorah, IA. He earned his B.A. at Luther College and his M.A.M.E. at the University of St. Thomas with a dual concentration in Kodály and Orff Schulwerk. He has served on the OAKE national board, a committee for AOSA, and has held leadership positions in state and regional organizations for both Orff Schulwerk and Kodály. Ellingsen teaches in the Orff Courses in at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and has presented at both OAKE and AOSA national conferences, as well as Tennessee Arts Academy.
About this Workshop
We all want our students to have a deep love of music and movement inspired by aesthetic moments, but helping students attain those artistic high points can seem overwhelming to achieve. During this workshop, participants will explore approaching music and movement through playful games and other entry points. Participants will then take the material explored in those initial approaches and use it as fodder for making music and movement come to life together