Idaho Orff and IMEA welcome back the Elementary Orff Ensemble to the 2023 IMEA Professional Development Conference at Idaho State University in Pocatello, February 2-4, 2023! The directing team of Orff Specialists David Thaxton from Reno, Nevada, and Ardith Collins of New York City, will be singing, speaking, moving, and playing with elementary students, 4th – 6th grades, Thursday and Friday, February 2nd and 3rd with a performance on Saturday morning, February 4.
Interested students should be able to match pitch and keep a steady pulse and must be recommended by their music teacher. Students from around the state, outside of the Pocatello area, will be welcomed but must be housed in a local hotel room with a parent or guardian or with family/friends in the area with a parent or guardian.
Student fees for this All-State opportunity are $155 and include lunch, snacks, necessary music, and the Idaho Orff/ IMEA Elementary Ensemble T Shirt. Registration will begin on October 2 with forms and fees due on November 28.
Our Orff team will be looking for adult volunteers to assist with this wonderful adventure! For questions or to sign up to help please email one of us:
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