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Workshops and Registration

NDVC Registration

2023-2024 Membership

NDVC Local + AOSA National (Unified Membership)

  • Early-bird Local Dues ($52 + $94) = $146  
         *(Early bird rate closes Friday
    , August 25)

  • Regular Local Dues ($57 + $94) = $151

  • Retired Teacher ($37 + $64) = $101

  • First-time Chapter Member ($37 + $94) = $131  *(non-1st year teacher) 

  • First-year Music Teacher ($0 + $94) = $94

  • Student Membership ($0) *Must show proof of full-time enrollment

NDVC Local + AOSA Workshop Fee (Local Membership + $20)

  • Early-bird Local Dues ($52 + $20) = $72
          *(Early bird rate closes Friday
    , August 25)

  • Regular Local Dues ($57 + $20) = $77

  • Retired Teacher ($37 + $20) = $57

  • First-time Chapter Member ($37 + $20) = $57

  • First-year Music Teacher ($0)

  • Student Membership  ($0) *Must show proof of full-time enrollment


To join NDVC, a local chapter of AOSA, simply  

Workshop Details

Scaffolding Movement In the Music Classroom

This workshop will present ideas of layering movement activities through the grades to build and reinforce music and movement concepts and skills; leading students into traditional dances; and creating interesting choreographic staging.  Move and think through possible processes from young ones to older students.

About Judith

Judy Thompson-Barthwell grew up and still lives in Detroit. A music educator of 44 years, she has taught general music, choir, and dance K-12. She is now retired, but stays involved by volunteering in music classrooms in the Detroit area and mentors working music educators as invited. A teacher educator in Orff Certification courses for over 35 years and in service to music education, she received the Michigan Music Educator of the Year Award in 2012 and more recently, the 2021 American Orff-Schulwerk Association Distinguished Service Award.



Filipino Folk Songs for the Musical Classroom

Come sing and play songs and games from the Philippines! In this workshop, we will learn some Filipino history, culture, and music through Tiffany's new book, "Songs of the Sun: Filipino Folk Songs for the Musical Classroom."

About Tiffany

Tiffany Unarce Barry is a vocalist, violinist, music educator, presenter, and published author in Northern California. A second-generation Filipino-American, Tiffany has sung and played violin in ensembles all her life. In 2008, she became Orff-certified through the San Francisco International Orff Course and in 2017.


Tiffany taught general music and a variety of instrumental and choral ensembles for 14 years at Cambrian School District in San Jose, CA, where she was voted “Teacher of the Year '' in both 2010 and 2017 for her expertise in arts integrations, STEAM education, and Project-Based Learning. She also received CMEA Bay Section’s Outstanding Classroom/General Music Educator Award for 2017-2018. 

As a writer, Tiffany has published articles in AOSA’s The Orff Echo & Reverberations, Buck Institute for Education’s PBL Blog, and Teaching with Orff. In February 2021, she published her first music education resource book, Songs of the Sun: Filipino Folk Songs for the Musical Classroom. Tiffany has presented Orff sessions and workshops nationally and is a Basic Orff Teacher Educator for Level 1.


Folk Dance Night


Dust off your dancing shoes! This annual social event gathers members together to move, learn and connect. Members are welcome to teach a dance. Look for signups soon! There is also some pretty good snacking that goes keep you energy up!

Folk Dance
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Developing the Confident Musician

How do we develop confidence in our musicians? Participants will explore tools to develop young musicians  through activities which inspire compassion, courage and confidence.  

About Dena

Dena Byers currently teaches at Hillandale Elementary School and serves as the lead elementary music teacher. She has taught for Durham Public Schools since 1997. She is a National Board Certified and has been honored by being a top four finalist for District Teacher of the Year and receiving the NC Symphony’s Jackson Pankhurst Award for Special Achievement in music education. She is also the Artistic Director for the Durham Children’s Choir (DCC), has been with the organization since its’ founding in 2004. An active member of the American Choral Directors Association and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Mrs. Byers has been a guest conductor for a All-State Honors Choirs in MS and TN as well as District All-County Choirs in NC, SC, GA, FL and AL. She has presented workshops for Orff Schulwerk chapters throughout the US and at National AOSA Professional Development Conferences. Dena is an AOSA approved Teacher Educator and currently teaches Level II Orff Schulwerk at the University of Memphis. She received BA degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance from the University of Connecticut, a Masters of Music from the University of Minnesota and holds Level III and Master Level Orff Schulwerk Certifications from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the University of Memphis, respectively.

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Ukulele Social


Tune up those Ukuleles for our annual Ukulele Social. No playing experienced is required. A Ukulele isn't even required, we will have a few to borrow! Come sing & strum with friends!


Chapter Share & Business Meeting

Each year we celebrate our local talent with our Chapter Share. Whether you are pumped to share a stellar lesson or eager to learn from friends, the Chapter has it all. Including lunch, and maybe a little business. Something for everyone! Keep an eye on our newsletter for sharing signups! 

Chapter Share
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