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"Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art."
    -- Claude Debussy

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Brookwood High School Music Tech Releases 2017 Winter Album

December 5, 2017

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CREDITS: "BELOW ZERO" Winter 2017 Compilation

Production: Chris Costigan
Artwork Consultant: Loria Crews
Artwork: Collin Nebiker
Special Thanks to Ken Simpson

Collins Hill Chamber Orchestra to perform at the GMEA Conference

July 21, 2017

Congratulations to the Collins Hill High School Chamber Orchestra for being selected to perform at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference in January of 2018. The group will perform at 8:45 AM on January 27 in the Classic Center's Oconee Ballroom on the campus of the University of Georgia.

Gwinnett Hosts "International" Orff Training

June 19, 2017

Gwinnett County Public Schools Fine Arts Office hosted the Orff-Schulwerk course training sessions June 5-16 at Discovery High School. Teachers from across the Unites States and as far away as India came together to receive the intense training from the nations best instructors in this two week intensive. 

Six Gwinnett County Elementary Music Teachers completed Masters Level Orff-Schulwerk training

June 9, 2017

Six Gwinnett County Elementary Music Teachers completed Masters Level Orff-Schulwerk training on June 9, 2017. Orff-Schulwerk is an ever evolving, 21st Century pedagogy in the music classroom in which integrates all subjects from across the curriculum into a standards based music classroom where students use instruments, movement, and voice to develop their academic skills and knowledge. These six teachers have undergone many years of training having had to complete Levels I, II, and III prior to qualifying for the Masters Level coursework. Each of the previous levels is a 60 hour course, thus the teachers have completed a minimum of 180 hours of training before they even start the Masters Level curriculum. Kelly Mraz (Head Elementary), Melvin Jordan (Kanoheda Elementary), Mandy Gunter (Burnette Elementary), Jenny Chambless (Chattahoochee Elementary), Marty Parker (Suwanee Elementary), and Kate George (Simonton Elementary) are the newest graduates of this prestigious program. Pictured with these teachers is the nationally recognized Master Level Instructor, Jay Broeker. Congratulations to these World Class Teachers that are THE PROMISE of GWINNETT!

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