October 4-5, 2018
Paul Cribari is an Orff Schulwerk teacher in the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado. There, he teaches kindergarten through fifth grade, conducts the school choir and leads the Advanced Percussion Ensemble. Paul received his Master of Arts in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas, and his Doctorate in Music Education from Boston University. In addition to his work with children Dr. Cribari teaches levels I, II, and III of Orff Schulwerk at Southern Methodist University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the San Francisco International Orff Schulwerk Course. Dr. Cribari is also a regular clinician for local chapters of the AOSA. He received his Orff certification at the University of St. Thomas and has presented sessions at state and local conferences as well as numerous National Conferences of the AOSA. IOSA board members who’ve attended Paul’s national AOSA workshops, are so very excited to have this friendly, engaging, on-the-frontline-facilitator present at our October Professional Development Days! IDAHO ORFF, October 4-5, 2018
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Feb. 23, 2019
Kelly Takunda Orphan loves to sing, drum and dance! As a vocalist, percussionist, songwriter and dancer, Kelly has both taught and performed music around the world. She was raised in a family of mixed-heritage musicians in the Bay Area, sang in her church choir, studied piano, voice and percussion and toured with Babatunde Olatunji before moving to Africa and discovering her deep-rooted passion for music and dance in Zimbabwe. Kelly took a year-long course in Ethnomusicology at the University of Zimbabwe in 1994.
Kelly also holds a BA from San Jose State University in Creative Arts with an emphasis on world music and also has a minor in music. She completed the Orff Schulwerk certification program in 2001 at Mills College in Oakland, CA. She has taught music to children and adults for over 20 years, and has taught at various organizations such as NCAOSA (Northern California American Orff Schulwerk), Oakland Youth Chorus, Go Girls!, Born To Drum and more.
Idaho Orff is thrilled to have Kelly as our facilitator for the February 23, 2019 workshop, refreshed after her summer trip to Ghana, Kenya, & Zimbabwe!