Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Heritage Music Press and the entire Lorenz Corporation would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Go Caroling Day

Putting together the calendars for Activate! over the last several years has resulted in me knowing about all sorts of random named days. One has always stuck with me, and this year I decided to take action: in case you didn’t know, December 20 is Go Caroling Day. I am not sure who came up with this date or day, but I do think it is a tradition worth honoring.

Monday, December 2, 2013

AOSA 2013 Conference Highlights - Part 7

Perhaps the most engaging and memorable moment was sharing with participants on Thursday afternoon.  I shared my love of Jewish and Hebrew music to over 150 participants in those sessions.  We sang traditional canons and children's singing games as well as danced "Ve David" and "Zemer Atik", two traditional Israeli dances.  Participants included teachers from around the world.  What a wonderful chance to make music with the talented attendees of the AOSA Professional Development Conference in Denver!

Dr. Robert Amchin is a distinguished teaching professor of music education at the University of Louisville where he enjoys leading undergraduate and graduate classes in teacher education. His training includes studies at the Orff Institute (Salzburg), New England Conservatory of Music, Memphis State University, Hofstra University, Hamline University, and the University of Michigan. Rob was an elementary music specialist in Spring, TX and still works with children as an artist-in-residence guest music teacher. He is a KOSA collegiate representative and has taught Orff teacher-training courses, master classes, and workshops at local, state, and national events throughout his career. Internationally, Rob has taught in China, Russia, Austria, Israel, Poland, and Canada.