IMEA is pleased to announce the 2022 IMEA Pre-Conference Workshop for Thursday, January 13. The Workshop will take place at the Grand Wayne Center from 10am-3pm EST with a lunch break. Sign up for the Pre-Conference through the registration link below. You may attend the pre-conference workshop only or as part of your standard IMEA PD Conference registration.


Back to Basics: The Building Blocks of Orff Schulwerk

After the past two years, we could all use a refresher in the basics of Orff Schulwerk. Come and explore new ways to sing, say, dance, play, and create! This session will be applicable to those new to the Orff approach and experienced Orff Schulwerk educators. 



Laura Bercaw Petersen teaches music in Washington, D.C. She holds Level III and Master Class certifications in Orff-Schulwerk and has studied at the Orff Institut in Salzburg, Austria. Laura teaches movement in AOSA-approved levels courses and presents locally and nationally. In addition to serving on her local MAC-AOSA board, she served as Region IV Representative on the National Board of Trustees of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. She currently serves as the National Conference Chair for the 2021 AOSA Conference.


Betsy Kipperman Sebring has taught general music for over 20 years. She served on AOSA’s national board as one of the Region IV representatives and currently serves on the Executive Board as Treasurer. She attended the Orff Institute in summer 2007 and the Special Course 2010-2011. Betsy presents workshops for local chapters and National Conferences. She teaches Level II at the University of Kentucky and George Mason University in the summer. During the year she teaches elementary and preschool music in Washington DC.