Spring 2022 Workshop

GRAOSA will host a spring workshop with Lisa Odom (Sullivan) on March 26, 2022 at Nazareth College. The workshop will be held in Medaille Hall at Nazareth College’s School of Music from 9am to 2pm. The GRAOSA board asks that masks continue to be worn for this workshop.

Lisa Odom (Sullivan) began teaching K-2 music at Madison School in Skokie, IL in August 2017.  Previously, Lisa taught K-5 music at Mohawk Trails Elementary in Carmel, IN for 28 years.  In 2017, Lisa was named the Elementary Music Teacher of the Year by Indiana MEA and in 2008, she was named Carmel Clay Teacher of the year.  She holds a BM from Butler University and a MAE from Ball State University and published a teacher resource during the summer of 2014 titled Playing with Improvisation: Technology with Integrity in the Orff Classroom.  Lisa served three years as the Region VI representative for AOSA and has presented at multiple NAfME, AOSA, and IMEA conferences.  During the summer months, Lisa teaches Orff Schulwerk Levels, and Orff Curriculum at Anderson University in Anderson, IN and DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

Workshop Title

Modal Sounds for Young’uns & Active Listening Lessons


Modal materials doesn’t have to be saved for your older students!  This part of the session will present modal folk songs and original elemental songs that can be used with students in K-2.  Students will sing, play, dance, and play instrument accompaniments adapted specifically for primary ages.  Come enjoy the plethora of sounds that you can share with your young’uns! The 2nd part of the session will be an introduction to the integration of body percussion and movement to orchestral works!  Through the use of visual media we will explore the form through body percussion, leading us ultimately to a full dance. We will also explore speech to use in a game along with an orchestral music.  Come experience active listening lessons, which make these wonderful works accessible to children.

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