Workshops are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. RISD Professional Development Center Auditorium 701 W. Beltline Rd., Richardson, TX 75080  map

Tim Wiegand workshop will be at J.J.Pearce High School Band Hall, 1600 N. Coit Rd., Richardson, 75080

Upcoming Workshops:  





January 20, 2018–Kris Olson: Movin’ On Up!

Starting with toddlers in the parent/child music class setting, we’ll move on up through preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle aged children, discovering ways to use movement to strengthen musical skills, increase musicality and create avenues for creativity and growth.

Kris Olson has taught music and movement for 29 years in private, public, rural and urban settings. She teaches workshops across the country and has offered classes in movement at various universities. Kris has her master’s degree in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas. She studied dance at Zenon Dance Company while living in Minneapolis and now lives in Lubbock, TX where she is a member of Flatlands Dance Theatre and Caprock Morris. Kris has taught dance at Texas Tech University and currently teaches early childhood music and movement.


April 7, 2018–Tim Wiegand

Energize Your Music Room then Light Up the Stage!

This workshop will be held at J.J. Pearce High School Band Hall: 1600 N. Coit Rd. Richardson, 75080

For this workshop I will be presenting a continuation of my 2010 National Conference session titled “Engaging Games, Activities that Work”.  In this two part workshop you can expect to walk away with several practical, creative classroom lessons that will energize and motivated your students to participate like never before. We will then experience some original performance pieces for choirs, recorder clubs, dance teams, and mallet ensembles intended to raise the level of students’ musicianship. Along the way Tim will share some great percussion techniques, classroom management ideas, and give examples of incorporating technology into your performances.  

Tim Wiegand graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in Music Education, and received his Masters Degree with an “emphasis in Orff-Schulwerk” from The University of Nevada Las Vegas.  Tim has been teaching Elementary General Music in the Clark County School District for over 19 years and is a regular presenter for school district staff developments.  Tim directed performance groups at the 2002 AOSA Conference. In 2004, 2005, 2010, 2013 and 2015 Tim also presented sessions at the AOSA National Conference.  Tim has been presenting Orff workshops all over the country and Canada since 2004.  Being a percussionist in the field of Orff-Schulwerk has been a natural fit for Tim.