Winter Events 2017-18

February 3, 2018- Emily Phillips

PLEASE NOTE!!!   This session will be held at Crane Elementary School in Henrietta

– 85 Shell Edge Drive, Rochester New York 14623

Session Title: Together In Harmony: Finding a Place for Every Student

Session Description: Sometimes a small change can make a big difference.  In this workshop we’ll explore different ways to integrate and challenge students at all ability levels within classroom ensembles. We’ll be incorporating recorder, barred instruments, classroom percussion, movement, and more.  Bring your recorder and join in the fun!

Biography: Emily Phillips has been an elementary music specialist for more than 15 years.  She currently teaches at Canandaigua Primary-Elementary School in Canandaigua, NY where she leads general music classes for students in grades 3 through 5 as well as a Fifth Grade Chorus of over 150 voices.  She is a graduate of Ithaca College where she received both her bachelors and masters degrees in music education.  Emily is actively involved with the Greater Rochester American Orff Schulwerk Association, serving most recently as vice president.  Her Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training Levels I-III were completed at the Eastman School of Music.  She has led teacher education workshops sponsored by GRAOSA, Nazareth College, Houghton College, Greece Central Schools, and the Finger Lakes Music Educators Association, among others.  In 2015 she directed the Elementary All-County Chorus for the Genesee-Wyoming Music Educators Association.  When not making music, Emily lives in Fairport, NY with her husband and son.

March 3, 2018      Cyndee Giebler



Fall Workshop a Success!

Music teachers and students gathered at the Crane School for a very enjoyable opening workshop. Sue Mueller, associate professor of music and UNLV School of Music director, used children’s literature and short songs and poems to highlight the Orff Shulwerk approach to classroom music.