ORDA-2017 Teachers' conference

After a varied and interesting edition in 2015, we are delighted to be launching the ORDA Teacher’s Conference once again in 2017, on Saturday October 28 from 10:00 – 18:00. The language of the conference will be English. 

This year the conference theme will be New insights into group and ensemble teaching. We look forward to putting together a varied programme exploring this subject, offering a range of different approaches to group teaching, ensemble technique and consort playing.

Applications for a 20-minute presentation during the conference are now closed. Of course, you are very welcome to attend the conference: you don't need to sign up in advance and admission is free. Besides listening, you will have plenty of opportunities to express your opinion or ask questions. We look forward to seeing you in October!



10:00 Opening and introduction

10:15 Keynote lecture: New insights into group and ensemble recorder teaching

Karel van Steenhoven, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Germany

11:30 Introducing the principles of coaching recorder orchestras and the development of recorder ensembles in Taiwan

Meng - Heng Chen, Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

11:50 New insights into group beginner recorder technique

Georgina Murphy - Clifford, The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, UK

12:10 Composer in the community: from teaching music in groups to creating a culture preserving community.

Drora Bruck, Washington Hill College, Israel

14:15 The Mother Tongue Method approach for the recorder group lessons

Renata Pereira, Associação Musical Suzuki de São Paulo, Brazil

14:35 Recorder Songs - enjoyment and motivation in elementary school recorder lessons

Shlomit Borukhov, Kibbutz Ga'ash, Israel

14:55 Bridging the gap between amateurs & professionals

Evelyn Nallen, Royal Academy of Music, UK

15:30 Improvisation in the ensemble lesson

Anneke Hoekman, Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen, The Netherlands

15:50 Classical music improvisation as an aid to ensemble playing

Robert de Bree, Royal Conservatory of The Hague, The Netherlands

16:15 Conference round table chaired by Sarah Jeffery

17:15 Networking chat

An opportunity to get to know one another and swap contact detail