Orff Schulwerk Program

**Due to unfortunate circumstances, we were unable to offer the Orff Schulwerk program for the year of 2022 -- please check back for 2023!**

For more information, contact Dr. Andy Goodman (goodmanjam@umsl.edu) and visit this webpage.

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E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative Invitational Music Festivals

The E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative Invitational Music Festivals are held annually during the first week of February. The middle school music festival includes a 200-voice choir, a 110-piece concert band and a 110-piece string orchestra. The high school festival includes a 180-voice choir, a 110-piece symphonic band, and a 110-piece string orchestra. The all-day festivals conclude with free evening concerts open to the public at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. The clinicians and guest conductors are UMSL music faculty and most recently included Gary Brandes, Jim Henry, Jennifer Mishra, James Richards, Gail Fleming and Robert Nordman.

The E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative Invitational Showcase Concert features individual Des Lee school ensembles—choirs, orchestras, bands, jazz ensembles—in a showcase performance at Powell Symphony Hall. This annual event is scheduled for late November or early December.