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Betsy Greene teaches in Burlington, Vermont where she is the music teacher and choral director for Champlain Elementary School (K-5). Betsy earned her undergraduate degree in music education from the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam) and her Master’s Degree in Music Education under Dr. John Feierabend from the former Hartt School of Music (currently the Hartt School, University of Hartford, CT). She holds her Kodály certification from the Hartt School and her Orff-Schulwerk Levels I-III from the University of St. Thomas. In 1998, she received the Outstanding Arts Advocate Award from the past Vermont Arts Alliance and, then in 2008, the Music Educator of the Year Award from the Vermont Music Educators Association. Betsy is a founding member of the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME) and FAME Past-President (2019-2021). She is a frequent presenter of workshops and graduate courses as a FAME endorsed teacher trainer and a specialist for integrating the Feierabend Approach with Orff Schulwerk. Betsy is a co-author for First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play (GIA Publications, 2017) and a contributing author for the Feierabend Fundamentals: History, Philosophy, and Practice (GIA Publications, 2018).
Dr. Jean Hersey is a National Board-Certified General Music Specialist with expertise in Orff Schulwerk. A graduate of the University of Illinois in Music Education and Performance, Hersey has a Master’s degree in Voice Performance from Northwestern University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. Hersey’s dissertation was on the nature of expertise of master Orff teachers in the general music classroom. She is a certified teacher-educator in the Orff approach, and has presented Orff workshops both locally and nationally. Hersey founded the Orff program at VanderCook in 2004. She currently teaches 5/6 General Music in Lake Forest, IL.