In honor of Music in Our Schools Month, ACEMM would like to reintroduce ourselves as well as give away a few items for music and movement educators to enjoy.

Casey Goryeb

Director for the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement. 

Casey Goryeb (she/her/hers) is currently the Pre-K through 5th Grade Music and Movement Teacher and Director of Choral Music at both Catherine A. Dwyer and Dennis B. O’Brien Elementary Schools in Rockaway Township, NJ. A New Jersey native, she attended Lebanon Valley College where she received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Bachelor of the Arts in Music (Flute Performance). Casey then earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership Instruction from The College of New Jersey. She received her Orff Schulwerk Certification and completed the Orff Curriculum Course through The University of the Arts, and The Master Class in Orff Schulwerk through George Mason University. An active member in her local AOSA chapter, Casey is the President of the Northern New Jersey Orff Schulwerk Association (NNJOSA). She is also a member of and clinician for the New Jersey School Music Association (NJSMA) Elementary Music Division and the Course Director for The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Courses.

Casey lives in Hackettstown, NJ with her husband, Aaron, and their rescue dog, Bear.

 

Casey’s Favorite Thing

“Every school year I, like many other educators, struggle with vocal fatigue. This year in particular has inflicted even greater challenges when it comes to the care and health of teacher voices. While masks certainly help against the spread of illness, speaking or singing with one on all day can leave your voice completely exhausted and at times, in pain. I started using the Oovo Sing Ring as a way to warm up and cool down my voice before a long, double-masked day of teaching and at the end of the day as well. The straw phonation exercises have been a total game-changer when it comes to the health and well-being of my voice. I hope it can help others with their vocal fatigue, as well!” – Casey Goryeb

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