Welcome to First Iowa Orff, the NE Iowa Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association, located in Cedar Falls.
Orff Schulwerk signifies the creative, student-centered, elemental approach to music and movement education. Our chapter is primarily elementary or multi-age music teachers from across the state who gather to share ideas, network, and invite national clinicians to present workshops!
Membership for the year is $125, which includes all four workshops, or $40 per workshop. All workshops are located at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.
Hello! I hope you are ready for the new school year.
The first workshop for First Iowa Orff is coming up on Saturday, August 29th on the UNI campus. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features Sarah Richardson as our presenter. The link to register is below, and the brochure for all our workshops this year is attached. Please forward this message to music teachers in your district and any other music teachers who may be interested.
Same as last year, the cost per workshop is $40, but paying for the whole year in August only costs $125, which saves you $35 for the year.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Join us this Saturday for the first workshop, featuring Diana Larsen! Please register below to help with head counts.
Click on this link to view our most up-to-date information on the upcoming year of workshops!
FIO brochure 2013-14
If you haven’t heard, from now (June 30) until July 15, there is an opportunity for the public to express feedback on the draft of the new National Music Standards.
This is an important process, and it is good to have our voices as practicing educators heard!
Click here to participate in review.
We have added a special page of information on the Fine Arts in the Iowa Core General Music Companion documents. Please check it out and share with your colleagues and administrators!
General Music Iowa Core Companion