Lissa Ray brings valuable experiences and creative energy to ACEMM!

We are thrilled to announce that Lissa has joined our Board of Trustees and look forward to the many possibilities and passions for students, teachers, and community music and movement organizations that together we can make into new opportunities.  

Lissa RayAbout Lissa: She is in her 8th year of “retirement” after teaching full time for thirty years. Her teaching experience spans preschool to adults.  She is now teaching music to children three to six years old at Mercy Montessori Center. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University and a Master’s Degree from Indiana University.  She has completed her Orff Certification as well as Master Classes and Orff Curriculum. She attended the summer course at the Orff Institut in Salzburg, Austria. Lissa is a Movement and Recorder Instructor for OS Teacher Education Courses.

Lissa has been active member of the Greater Cincinnati American Orff-Schulwerk Chapter since 1987.  She is currently one of the Local Conference Chairs for the 2018 AOSA Professional Development Conference in Cincinnati. She has served on nationally on the AOSA National Board of Trustees as a Region Representative and member of Technology, Advocacy, and 50th Anniversary Conference Committees.  She also served on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Children’s Choir and taught Musicianship Through Movement at the CCC Summer Festival for many years. Lissa has presented at several AOSA national conferences and chapter workshops.

Lissa is the Handbell, Youth, and Children’s Music Director at Northminster Presbyterian Church. She is a flute player and she rings handbells in the Cincinnati Collaborative Ringing Project, of which she is a founding member.

From all of us at ACEMM, we are so grateful to so many for their many contributions. As an entirely volunteer organization, we work together to expand possibilities for our shared passions of elemental music and movement education.

Thank you for joining our team, Lissa!



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