Orff Schulwerk Summer Training2019-05-09T09:28:41-04:00

Orff Schulwerk Levels 1 and II 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 are Orff Schulwerk Levels Courses?

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 Levels I/II are two of the three levels courses offered as 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 8 – 19, Monday through Friday, 8:30pm – 4:30pm.

Registration Information

All course fees are payable to “SFOC Courses”. Early registration fee is $700. Registration fee after 6/1/19 is $750. If you pay using PayPal, a convenience fee will be added to your total. Additionally, current FIU students and those seeking to earn graduate credit will be offered a $300 discount.

Cancellation Policy: Registrations canceled before 5/1/19 may receive a full refund. Registrations canceled between 5/1/19 and 6/1/19 will be accepted minus a $100 cancellation fee. Any registrations canceled after June 1, 2019 are non-refundable. If registrations fall below the minimum number required to hold the class, SFOC/FIU reserves the right to cancel the program and all fees will be refunded.

Don’t delay and register for the course: 2019 Registration Form.

Earn Graduate Credit Today!

Students who want to earn graduate credit may contact Dr. Sandra Sanchez Adorno, Asst. Professor of Music Education at sadorno@fiu.edu. Current FIU students and those seeking to earn graduate credit will be offered a $300 discount on the SFOC fee.


Contact Course Director, Liese A. Connell, at liesealex@gmail.com.