Ellen Koziel – Basic, Level I; Recorder, Level III
Ellen Koziel is currently a music teacher with Shelby County Schools (formerly Memphis
City Schools) at Cordova Elementary School. 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
Dr. Carol King - Recorder, Levels 1 and 2
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.
Brent Holl – Basic, Level II
Brent Holl lives in Bridgewater, Virginia, and taught middle school general music
and choir in Augusta County, Virginia for 33 years. He has done adjunct teaching in
music education for James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Blue
Ridge Community College, and Radford University. He currently teaches summer courses in Orff Schulwerk and is a national clinician and consultant in the areas of music
education and children’s choirs. He received a B. S. degree from Bridgewater College,
an M.M.Ed from James Madison University, and has completed all levels of Orff Schulwerk
Certification at the University of Memphis with further study at George Mason University
and Hamline University.
Vivian Murray Caputo – Basic, Level III
Vivian Murray Caputo is an Orff specialist and has taught in public and private schools
for many years. She has presented workshops for AOSA chapters and for NAfME and AOSA
National Conferences, and she is an instructor for Levels I, II, and III Orff Schulwerk
Teacher Education. She served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees as Region V Representative
and as Co-Chair of the 2005 AOSA National Conference in Birmingham. She was Co-Chair
of the International Orff Symposium in Rochester, NY, in 2000. She has been an instructor
for IAJE Teacher Training Institutes, and she sings with various jazz ensembles.
She has recorded with Phil Woods and the Gregory Caputo Big Band. She continues to
explore and delight in the many possibilities offered by Orff Schulwerk.
Andrew Ellingsen, Movement, Levels I, II, III
Andrew Ellingsen teaches elementary music at John Cline Elementary and General Music
Methods at Luther College in Decorah, IA. He earned his B.A. at Luther College and
his M.A.M.E. at the University of St. Thomas with a dual concentration in Kodály and
Orff Schulwerk. He has served on the OAKE national board, is a Past President of
both the Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America and the Kodály Chapter of Minnesota,
and was on the board for Minnesota Orff. Ellingsen also teaches in the SMU Orff Course
in Dallas and has presented at both OAKE and AOSA national conferences.