Potomac Arts Academy

Orff Schulwerk
Certification &
July 7 - July 11 &
July 14 - July 25

(Monday - Friday)

Ages: Adults
See Register section for pricing*

*Graduate Credit option available

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July 7 - July 11
July 14 - July 25
Levels I-II-III

School of Music
George Mason

in Fairfax, VA
near Washington DC



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Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education at Mason


Transform your teaching - energize your career! Earn your Certification in Orff Schulwerk at George Mason University's School of Music summer institute, hosted by the Potomac Arts Academy. Celebrating 30 years of excellence, we have developed a comprehensive and authentic curriculum taught by experienced and enjoyable Orff specialists.
(For Music Teachers Grades K-8)

Earn Your Certification in Orff Schulwerk! (Levels I-II-III)

Orff Schulwerk Certification offers the opportunity for professional growth through a comprehensive program in one of the leading philosophies of active music education including musical and movement skills, theory and pedagogy. Learning to create original teaching materials that have meaning for your students and developing supportive connections with colleagues and instructors are only two of the important benefits of participation in the program.

Certification in Orff Schulwerk is widely recognized as a significant professional step in both the public and private school sector as Orff Schulwerk often forms the foundation of a music curriculum. Certification is awarded upon successful completion of LEVEL III.

At Mason, you have the choice of taking Orff Certification Courses "for credit" and receiving 3 graduate credits for each Level (applicable towards the Masters in Music Degree), or enrolling for "non-credit". While each has different requirements, BOTH paths lead to Orff Certification!

Level courses are also eligible for TEACHER RECERTIFICATION POINTS in many elementary school systems. Check with your county for verification!

Enhance Your Orff Experience and Knowledge with Supplementals!

These exciting one-week supplemental courses are designed to enrich and enhance your Orff or Kodály experience. Whether it's an introduction or a "next step", these courses give you an opportunity to expand your knowledge and invigorate your teaching methods. Course offerings vary each summer, and can be taken "for credit" or as "non-credit".

Final Sharing Session on Friday, July 25th

Level course participants will have the opportunity to present a final "Sharing" in one of Mason's professional theater spaces, demonstrating the connection of skills and techniques gained during the program. Feel free to invite family and friends!




Donna Fleetwood, donnafleet@googlemail.com
Joyce Stephansky, joyceannr@aol.com


Donna Fleetwood"Mason has been an important center for the growth of Orff Schulwerk in the U.S. for 30 years! It's alumni include some of the finest teachers nationwide and beyond, AOSA Conference presenters, Certification instructors and directors, and a healthy network of colleagues and friends. The goal of 'Orff Central' is to provide you with the latest available information on Certification and Supplemental Courses designed to compliment your professional development in this exciting, active approach to Music Education. Stay connected!"
Donna Fleetwood, Director
Joyce Stephansky"How wonderful to have one-stop browsing for all of your Orff Schulwerk needs! Your Orff experience at Mason does not end with the last day of your Levels and/or Supplementals class. 'Orff Central' is a place for information, networking, and keeping in touch with the happenings of the Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training Course at Mason. 'Orff Central' is the place to get your Orff on!"
Joyce Stephansky, Director

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Why choose MASON?

MasonJoin one of our outstanding summer programs and become a part of our acclaimed Mason arts community. You will find professionally staffed programs that enrich and inspire- all within the respected Mason setting. Our excellent faculty, world class guest artists, and brand new facilities make Mason the place to be this summer!

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