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All-Virginia Orff Ensemble 



Event Chair

Final Performance

Date & Location

Nov. 17, 2022

Richmond, VA

Congratulations to the students who performed in the inaugural All Virginia Orff Ensemble Event which happened November 16-17 at the Richmond Convention Center. Our talented guest directors were Betsy Sebring and Mary Evans.


Teachers who would like to participate in the future will be able to choose up to 4 students who are able to play Orff instruments on the beat with excellent hand position, and keep their part when playing in an ensemble.  Students should be able to sing on pitch and be willing to move or dance with or without a partner. We are hoping to have a group of 40 students.


Betsy Sebring

2022 Elementary Orff Ensemble Conductor

Betsy Sebring teaches PK- Grade 5 music in Washington, D.C. She is a proud graduate of both James Madison University (BM in Music education) and George Mason University (MFA). She holds Level III and Master Class certifications in Orff Schulwerk and has studied at the Orff Institut for a year long course in Salzburg, Austria.


Mrs. Sebring teaches Basic Levels I and II in AOSA-approved teacher educator courses. She served on her local MAC-AOSA board in many capacities. She served as Region IV Representative on the National Board of Trustees of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA). Mrs. Sebring currently serves as the Treasurer for AOSA

Mary Evans

2022 Elementary Orff Ensemble Conductor

Mary Evans has taught music and movement to all ages, from babies to adults, since 1996. She received her music education degree from Indiana University, her Orff-Schulwerk certification from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and her M.Ed. with emphasis in integrated arts from Lesley University. She studied creative dance education with Anne Green Gilbert in Seattle, WA.


Ms. Evans also studied music and dance education in the year-long “Special Course” at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. She has taught Movement in Orff Levels courses at Virginia Commonwealth University and at George Mason University. She currently teaches K-4 music and movement in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

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