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MMEA Conference

September 21, 2013




General Music Workshop


Friday, September 27, 2013 – Augusta



1.5 CEUs available through the University of Maine


The Maine Chapter (American Orff- Schulwerk Association) is proud to present 

General Music Workshop:

Karen Medley

Nationally Known Orff-Schulwerk Clinician

The Journey Is the Destination:

Kid-tested Lessons for the Music Classroom

Come spend the day singing, playing, moving, creating and speaking together as we explore some of my students’ favorite kid-tested lessons! Songs, games, stories, poetry, dances, and drumming foster a sense of play and community for younger children, create a sense of adventure for middle grades children and challenge and celebrate older children. Are you looking for ways to involve your children in creative music-making? Come play!!


When:  Friday, September 27, 2013

Time:  9 AM – 3 PM

Where:  Le Club Calumet

334 West River Road

Augusta, Maine (directions attached)

Credit: 1.5 CEUs from the University of Maine with a paper and lesson plan ($10. Charge)

(Note: 1.5 CEUs = 1 Recertification Credit)

Cost:  $50. For the workshop (includes lunch) (members, students & retired see below)


Karen Medley Workshop Registration:












phone____________________NAfME or AOSA Membership Number_________________


Enclosed is $50.00 for the workshop__________

                       NAfME/MMEA or AOSA Members $40.00__________

                     Student or Retired MMEA or AOSA Members  $15.00____________

Additional $10.00 for the 1.5 CEUs__________

              Total Enclosed (checks to “The Maine Chapter”)__________


Mail to: Nancy Cash-Cobb, Windham Primary School, 404 Gray Road, Windham, Maine 04062

by September 20th  (in order  to have enough materials for everyone)

More info? or s-892-1840 h-926-3171 c-671-7064

Karen Medley

Karen Medley is an elementary music specialist in the Pentucket Regional School District in northeastern Massachusetts. Formerly a teacher in the Clark County Schools, Las Vegas, Nevada and a teacher in the Memphis City Schools for over twenty years, she received a Bachelor of Music Education from the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester). She also studied at the University of Memphis where she earned a Master of Music with a Concentration in Orff Studies and completed her Orff Teacher Training Levels I – III and Master Class.

Presenter at more than a dozen AOSA National Conferences, Karen has taught many workshops, in-services and teacher education courses across the United States, including workshops in Oahu and Maui. Currently, Karen also teaches in summer teacher education programs through the University of Alaska (Anchorage) and the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY). Karen has taught many courses and workshops introducing classroom and preschool teachers to Orff Schulwerk.

Karen has directed several children’s choruses whose performances include singing Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, opening the National Blues Awards, a contributing writer for Music and You (Macmillan/McGraw-Hill), Karen’s arrangements have been featured in The World Sings: International Folk Songs (Memphis Musicraft Publications) and Las Vegas Writes III.

Karen served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees for more than 13 years as Regional Representative for two terms and also as National Conference Chairperson for the 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2007 AOSA National Conferences. She currently chairs the Post Level III Committee.

Driving directions:

From I-95

Take the ME-3 exit, Exit 113, toward Augusta/Belfast….0.3 miles

Stay Straight to go onto ME-3….0.7 miles

Take the 1st right onto ME-104/W. River Road -continue to follow ME-104….0.7 miles

334 Northern Ave. (Le Club Calumet) is on the right

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