UC’s College-Conservatory of Music hosts the Orff Schulwerk summer program for music educators on July 17-28, 2017. This approach to learning, developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman, builds musicianship through singing, playing instruments, speaking, moving and improvising.

Active music making is the core of this philosophy, supporting both conceptual learning and development. Program participants will learn the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education and will develop skills in singing, expressive speech, movement, Orff ensemble and percussion, improvisation, composition, recorders and pedagogy. The program offers three levels of course work:

  • Level I course is open to teachers who have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in music education as well as undergraduate seniors pursuing a degree in music education or music performance (previous Orff chapter workshop attendance is recommended).
  • Level II course is open to those who have completed an AOSA-approved Level I course.
  • Level III course is open to those who have completed an AOSA-approved Level II course.

This is an American Orff-Schulwerk Association-approved course. Through collaborative cooperation with the Cincinnati Children’s Choir Summer Festival, there will be opportunities to work with children in the choir.

Program faculty includes CCM Associate Professor of Music Education Amy Beegle and guest faculty members Rob Amchin, Judith Thomas, Danai Gagné, Donna Poppe and Lissa Ray.

CCM’s 2017 Orff Schulwerk program is now accepting applications. The application deadline is April 15, 2017; enrollment for CCM Summer Programs is limited.

Visit ccm.uc.edu/summer/collegiate-adult/orff-schulwerk for application details and more information on the program.

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