Chris Judah-Lauder lives in Dallas, Texas and is “retired” after teaching 40 years of General Music, K-8th grade, Orff, Recorder and Drum Ensembles at Clay Middle School, South Bend, Indiana; St. Lawrence School, Indianapolis, Indiana and Good Shepherd Episcopal School, Dallas, Texas.
She had the distinct pleasure of teaching fifth through eighth grade for 31 years at Good Shepherd Episcopal School in Dallas, where she directed four middle school ensembles: Orff, Recorder, D.R.U.M., and a Praise Band. These ensembles have been featured at international and national conferences including the opening session at the 1995 American Orff-Schulwerk Professional Development Conference, P.A.S.I.C. and many TMEA State Conferences. Chris' select groups were chosen to present at TMEA on the grounds of the Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Texas. Click here to see some of her student's videos: Music Videos.
AOSA: Chris is the National Conference Chair for the 2017 Conference in Fort Worth Texas from Nov 8-11, 2017. She is a Past-President of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, has served as National Conference Chair for the 2009 AOSA Professional Development Conference in Milwaukee, Local Conference Char in Dallas, TX 1995, Regional AOSA Representative and Past President of the North Texas Orff Chapter. She is presently serving on the AOSA 50th Anniversary Committee.
Education: Chris received her Bachelor of Music Education and MS degrees from Indiana University in South Bend, Indiana. She completed her Orff Levels Certification Courses at Hamline University and her Masters with Richard Gill at St. Paul University.
Clinician: Chris is an active clinician for in-service staff developments, Orff Level II, III and Master Courses, Orff Chapters, and State and National Conference in the US and Canada.
Chris is currently serving as a consultant for several Title One schools in Texas, working directly in the classroom with the music teachers.
Chris has presented at ten AOSA National Conferences and teaches Orff Levels at Trinity University in San Antonio and at NDSU, North Dakato. She has taught at VanderCook School of Music in Chicago, Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, the University of North Texas, Central Florida, Montreat College, James Madison University and Southern Methodist University. Follow this link to see her scheduled "Workshops".
Author: Chris has eighteen publications and is published with Warner Brothers, Sweet Pipes, The Lorenz Corporation, and Beatin’ Path Publications. She is a contributing author for Spotlight on Music, McGraw Macmillan Publishing Company.
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