October 27, 2018 – UFOLKS MEMBERS ONLY EVENT
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“Inspiring the Essential and Elemental Connection Between Music and Dance”
Place: Utah Opera Production Studios – 336 North 400 West, Salt Lake City, 84103
Time: 9am-3pm (Breakfast at 8:30am)
The Orff-Schulwerk approach values the musical, poetic body in relation to music. It is based upon the assumption that everyone can dance musically, with intention and purpose. This workshop in elemental, creative dance will offer access into this relationship through rhythm and structure, through imagination and sensuality. Discussion and reflections of artistic-pedagogical approaches to teaching movement in music classes support the physical work.
Christa Coogan studied dance at the Juilliard School in New York City, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts; she completed her studies in Dance Sciences at the University of Salzburg, graduating with a Master’s Degree. In addition to her teaching activities at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, Christa teaches children and adolescents aged 6-18 to design dance and music projects. She works as a teaching coach for the Federal Association of Dance in Schools and was co-initiator and director of the further education course “Dance Art in the School!” at the Technical University of Munich from 2006-2012. Christa has been a lecturer at the annual San Francisco International Orff Course since 2004; she teaches master classes at various universities (George Mason University, St. Thomas University and Southern Methodist University) and is repeatedly invited as keynote speaker at the AOSA (American Orff Schoolwork Association) national conferences. For more than twenty years Christa has taught at the Orff Institute / Mozarteum in Salzburg and is internationally active at universities and colleges for movement and dance in the sense of Orff Schulwerk and in the field of creative-artistic dance.
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“Reaching the Heart of the Music: Musical Experiences for the Heart, Soul, and Musical Development of our Students”
April 20, 2019
Miriam B. Factora, Ph.D.
“Songs and Singing Games from Asia”
Miriam is at present a music specialist at the Bullis Charter School in Los Altos, California. She received her B.M. Music Education at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines; M.M. Music Education at Holy Names University, Oakland, California; Ph.D. in Music at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and was an International Kodály Society scholar at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. She has taught a wide range of levels—early childhood, elementary, middle school, high school and university. She has presented lectures, keynote addresses and in-service training to students and teachers in the Philippines, U.S.A, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Mexico, England and Scotland. She was invited as a keynote speaker at the International Kodály Symposium that were held in Columbus, Ohio in 2007 and in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2015. She is a faculty member of the Kodály Summer Institute at Holy Names University, Oakland, California. Miriam has conducted a revolutionary research towards the indigenization and localization of the music education program in the Philippines resulting in the publication of several folksong collections for pedagogical use.
State relicensure hours are available for EACH individual workshop.
Certificates will be available for workshop attendance upon request.