Julie Blakeslee teaches K-6 music in Billings, MT and directs recorder, drum and guitar ensembles in her two schools. She holds a Master’s degree from Montana State University. Her Orff journey began at the University of Montana; and she completed certification at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. Julie presents in workshops and conferences at the local, state, and national levels. She has taught in Orff certification courses at the University of Missouri, St. Louis; University of Montana, and Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, and president-elect of Treasure State Orff, the Montana chapter of AOSA.
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.
Chris Judah-Lauder taught elementary and middle school music for 40 years in public and private schools. She is a regular presenter at state, regional, national conferences, Canada, China and Seoul. She is a Past President of AOSA and was the National Conference Chair for the 2009 and 2017 AOSA Conferences. Chris is currently consulting for title one schools in Fort Worth, Texas working directly in the classroom with the music teacher and K-5 students.
Chris teaches AOSA-approved Teacher Education Courses at various universities across the United States. She is a senior author for Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, has sixteen publications including Drum with a Passion and Games, Groups, and Gems, In the Modes, Hand Drums on the Move.