Enliven your general music curriculum by incorporating kinetic activities mastering strategies that are age-appropriate, engaging and educationally valid. Designed for general music teachers K-6, this hands-on course presents a wide range of strategies for creating lessons that blend movement with singing, classroom instruments, visual arts, recordings, children's literature and creative thinking. Come dressed to move for two days of active learning.

Instructor: Dr. Robert Amchin

Rob_Amchin_Good_photo_with_sweater_2014-02-17_11.07.07Dr. Robert Amchin is a distinguished teaching professor of music education at the University of Louisville (KY) where he teaches graduate and undergraduate classes including elementary methods, Introduction to Orff Schulwerk, secondary general music, research, and foundations classes. He also supervises student teachers. He studied at the Orff Institute (Salzburg), New England Conservatory of Music, Memphis State University, Hofstra University, Hamline University, and the University of Michigan.  Rob was an elementary music specialist in Texas and still works with children as an artist-in-residence.  Amchin has taught Orff teacher-training courses and workshops around the world including invitations to Finland, China, Russia, Austria, Israel, Poland, and Canada. He has presented at numerous American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA) professional development conferences.

Amchin has contributed to various publications and projects related to music teaching and learning.  He has published collections of compositions and arrangements for elementary children.  His most recent publications include a collection of Jewish and Hebrew songs arranged for school-age children, published as a supplement to the American Edition to the Orff Schulwerk and Modal Mosaic, a set of original elemental pieces for Orff ensemble.

VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288