Exploring an Orff Curriculum... Do You Have a Plan?
IN-PERSON WORKSHOP - Location TBD
April 2, 2022, 9:00am - 1:00pm EST
Dr. Kateri Miller is the Music Education Professor at Minot State University specializing in elementary music methods. Dr. Miller has been teaching children and adults for over 19 years. Her teaching experience includes elementary general music in both private and public schools, including 8 years in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is certified in Orff-Schulwerk, has three levels of training in Kodály and training in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. In addition, she has two graduate certificates from the University of Kentucky: Eurhythmics and Research Methods in Education.
Dr. Miller has also presented original material for teacher professional development at various Orff Chapter workshops in the United States, the Kentucky Music Educator National Association Conference, and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association Professional Development Conference. She developed and taught a course for teachers in Las Vegas for professional development credit on using the Orff Schulwerk Volumes for Children. For over three years, she has had the privilege of training teachers in many school districts across the country to use the GAMEPLAN curriculum by Randy DeLelles and Jeff Kriske.
Active in the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA), she is the past president of Nevada’s Desert-Valley Chapter of AOSA and was registration chair for the 2015 AOSA Professional Development Conference. Dr. Miller is currently serving on the board of trustees for AOSA and is involved on several committees including Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Development/Research and Member Relations.
Dr. Miller’s research interest includes song teaching approaches and approaches to elementary music teaching, specifically Orff, Kodály and Dalcroze. She has presented her research at NAfME, Mid-South Music Education Research Symposium, Mountain Lake Colloquium, and OAKE. She has published articles in the online resource Reverberations by AOSA and a book review in The Orff Echo. She was also involved with creating the digital component to the visuals for GAMEPLAN as well as collecting and organizing a Webliography for AOSA on research related to the Orff-Schulwerk.
When she is not teaching or researching elementary general music, Dr. Miller enjoys spending time with her husband Bill, talking to her family in Ohio and reading.