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D5 Presents Dr. Robert Amchin

PMEA District 5 is excited to present a workshop by Dr. Robert Amchin in coordination with the SRU Early Childhood and Elementary Music Community Engagement Initiative on Saturday, January 20th, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please make sure to register ASAP at the following link:


PMEA and PCMEA are able to attend for FREE. Non-members will only be charged a $10 fee to help cover the costs of the event.


The workshop will be taking place at Swope Music Hall on the Slippery Rock University campus. The schedule for the day is as follows:


8:15 - 9:00 - Light Refreshments & Check-in

9:00 - 11:30 - Morning Session

11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch on your own

12:30 - 2:00 - Afternoon Session


About Dr. Robert Amchin

Dr. Robert Amchin is a distinguished teaching professor emeritus of music education at the University of Louisville (KY) where he taught graduate and undergraduate classes including Elementary Methods, Introduction to Orff Schulwerk, Secondary General Music Methods, Research Methods, and Foundations of Music Education classes. He also supervised student teachers.

Dr. Amchin studied at the Orff Institute (Salzburg), New England Conservatory of Music, Memphis State University, Hofstra University, Hamline University, and the University of Michigan. Rob was an elementary music specialist in Texas and still works with children as an artist-in-residence. An active clinician, Dr. Amchin has taught Orff teacher-training courses and workshops at home and around the world including invitations to Finland, China, Russia, Austria, Israel, Poland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Iran (virtually), Turkey (virtually), Australia (virtually), and Canada. He has presented sessions at numerous American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA) professional development conferences. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the American Orff Schulwerk Association in 2023.

Dr. Amchin has contributed to various publications and projects related to music teaching and learning. He has also published collections of compositions and arrangements for elementary children including a collection of Jewish and Hebrew songs arranged for school-age children, published as a supplement to the American Edition to the Orff Schulwerk, and Modal Mosaic, a set of original elemental pieces for Orff ensemble.

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