Ellen Koziel – Basic, Level 1
Ellen Koziel is currently a music teacher with Shelby County Schools (formerly Memphis
City Schools) at Cordova Elementary School. Under her direction, the Cordova Cougar
Cub Choir has performed for ArtsFest, the Memphis City School Board, Ballet Memphis'
production of The Nutcracker as well as various school and community events. She was
a member of the development team for the Tennessee Fine Arts Teacher Evaluation Pilot
and served as a peer reviewer as well as a mentor teacher for the Memphis City Schools
Orff music program. She was given the Rotary Award for Teacher Excellence in 2007.
A Nationally Board Certified Teacher, Mrs. Koziel holds a Master of Music degree in
Orff Schulwerk from the University of Memphis as well as Orff certification through
the Masters level. She has taught Level I and recorder for the summer Orff Levels
courses at the University of Memphis and Dekalb County, Georgia. She was the first
General Music Chairperson for the Tennessee Music Education Association where she
proposed, developed and chaired the first Tennessee Treble Choir event. Mrs. Koziel
is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the American Orff-Schulwerk
Association and has served as president of the West Tennessee General Music Association
and the Memphis Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. In the fall of
2005, she was awarded the Endorsed Trainer Certificate from the Music and Movement
division of the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation.
Dr. Carol King - Recorder, Level 1
A native of Tennessee, Carol King received her Orff certification from Memphis State
University (University of Memphis) and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Her 32 years of experience in the Memphis City Schools Orff Program included serving
as acting supervisor of that program, writing curriculum and mentoring other teachers
in the program. Carol has presented sessions at national music conferences in the
United States and Canada and taught numerous workshops for chapters of the American
Orff–Schulwerk Association. Over the years, she has served as the recorder instructor
for Orff Certification courses in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Tennessee and Texas.
Carol's student recorder ensemble performed at the 2001 AOSA conference in Cincinnati,
and her publications include a guide to teaching beginning recorder and arrangements
for recorder ensemble.
Dr. Patrick Ware – Movement, Level 1
Dr. Patrick Ware is an active clinician and choral conductor at the local, state and
national levels. An 18-year veteran teacher, he holds a B.A. in Music from Westfield
State University, MS Ed from Radford University and a DMA from the Shenandoah Conservatory
of Shenandoah University. Patrick is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early and
Middle Childhood/Music. Having completed his Level III Orff-Schulwerk Certification
and Movement Apprenticeship at George Mason University and subsequently completing
his Basic Pedagogy Apprenticeship at University of Nevada Las Vegas he has taught
movement and recorder at the Carnegie Mellon Orff Certification Program as well as
for the Worcester Public Schools Orff Certification Programs. He is a former President
of the Virginia Elementary Music Educators Association. Patrick has several compositions
in print through Beatin' Path Publications including works for treble choir and works
for Orff Ensemble. Dr. Ware teaches k-5 General Music and Chorus in Prince William
County Virginia. Special focuses in his classroom and courses include Jazz improvisation,
the use of literature and arts integration across the curriculum as well as music
for special learners.