Orff Schulwerk Level 1 Summer Training

Releasing creativity that extends far beyond the music classroom, Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman conceived an approach to building musicianship in every learner through the integration of music, movement, speech, and drama. In Orff Shulwerk classrooms, children begin with what that do instinctively: play! Imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally as students become confident, life-long musicians and creative problem solvers. The Orff approach to teaching is a model for optimal learning in 21st century classrooms.

What is Orff Schulwerk Level 1?

Teachers of Orff Schulwerk must become dancers, singers, and instrumentalists, finding new ways to express artistic ideas with unfamiliar instruments as well as their bodies and voices. Orff Schulwerk Level I is the first of three 10-day, intensive summer training courses toward receiving American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA) Certification. This course provides a foundational understanding of the Orff Schulwerk approach to teaching music where participants will experience and examine teaching concepts, processes, and philosophies as well as gain basic skills in performing, improvising, and composing through chant, song, body percussion, pitched and unpitched percussion, recorder, and movement.

The course takes place from July 2 – 13, Monday through Friday, 8:30pm – 4:30pm.

Registration Information

All course fees are payable to SFOC (South Florida Orff Chapter). Early registration fee is $700. Registration fee after 6/1/18 is $750. Pay by check and reduce the total registration amount by $5.00 ($695 on or before 6/1/18, $745 after 6/1/18). Current FIU students and those seeking to earn graduate credit will be offered a $300 discount.

Don’t delay and register for the course: 2018 Schulwerk Registration Form.

Earn Graduate Credit Today!

Students who want to earn graduate credit must first register with SFOC and make full payment. In order to be applied towards your masters degree in Music Education from Florida International University in Miami, participants must apply for admission to Florida International University and the School of Music by 3/1/18. Non-degree seeking students must apply 6/22/18 and must then register for the course through the University’s registrar by 6/25/18. Costs per credit hour is $455.64 for Florida residents and $1,001.69 for non-Florida residents. Current FIU students and those seeking to earn graduate credit will be offered a $300 discount on the SFOC fee.


Contact Dr. Sandra Sanchez Adorno, Assistant Professor of Music Education at sadorno@fiu.edu.