Marcelline Moody (B.A., U of W.A.), is an Orff graduate of the University of Manitoba, Canada, and has her diploma in Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education from the Special Course at the Orff Institute, Salzburg. She has taught Orff Levels Summer Courses for 25 years at the University of Manitoba as well as workshops across Canada, in Australia, Salzburg, China, France, and England. She was a member of the Ostinato Editorial Board for several years. Her students have performed at National Orff conferences, with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra for which they composed works.
A Music Education consultant with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for 20 years, she now works as Education consultant with the Victoria Symphony. Since retirement from the school system, she has been teaching an Orff program for children from birth to 10 years at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and directs recorder ensembles for Seniors. Her great love is the recorder, and she has recently published recorder manuals “Reach for a Star”, books 1 and 2. Teaching notation in a hands-on, “de-mystifying” way is one of her passions.
In June of 1986, she was awarded the Bronze Medal of the town of Ouistreham in Normandy, France, for her services to music in the community. She is a recipient of the Morna-June Morrow Award for Teaching Excellence in Manitoba and the Arts in Education Award from the Manitoba Foundation for the Arts.