Julie Blakeslee taught K-6 music in Billings, MT for thirty years. She teaches recorder in AOSA certification courses at the University of Missouri, St. Louis and University of Montana. She completed her Orff training including Levels, Master and Curriculum courses at the University of St. Thomas. Julie is an active clinician, a National Board Certified Teacher, and past-president of Treasure State Orff.
Dan Gullick Dan Gullick teaches kindergarten through fifth grade music at Liberty Ridge Elementary, part of ISD 833, in Woodbury, Minnesota. He co-directs a fourth and fifth grade extra curricular choir and has founded a fourth and fifth grade Orff ensemble at his school. He holds a BA in music from Luther College and an MA in music education with an emphasis in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas. He is the department leader for elementary music teachers in ISD 833 for which he develops and presents professional development, and has supported the implementation of standards based grading. Dan is the current President of Minnesota Orff, is an AOSA digital mentor, and is an AOSA approved teacher educator.
Dr. Kate Webster is a K-6 Music Specialist in the Stillwater Area Public Schools District near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kate has experience teaching general/vocal music and choir K-8. She is also a certified yoga instructor with an emphasis on vinyasa yoga, a practice embedded with movement. She completed her Orff training including Levels, Master, and Curriculum courses at the University of St. Thomas. Kate currently serves as the Past President of the MN Orff Chapter and is an active presenter at both state and national conferences. She teaches Movement Level I, II, and III at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Kate is excited to bring Orff to the Fargo area!
Brian Burnett taught elemental music K-6 near Toledo, Ohio for 35 years, teaches AOSA teacher-education courses, and serves as the National Conference Director for AOSA. He was a contributor to both “Share the Music” and “Spotlight on Music” textbook series and has published articles for the Orff Echo, the OMEA Triad and MMB Music’s Teach-ing With Orff website. He has presented music & movement workshops across the nation and Canada.