Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education
for Music Educators K-8
Celebrating over 35 years of excellence!
Join the Orff Schulwerk program at George Mason University’s School of Music summer institute, hosted by the Potomac Arts Academy. Celebrating over 35 years of excellence, we have developed a comprehensive and authentic curriculum taught by experienced and enjoyable Orff specialists.
July 17 – 28, 2017 Levels I – III Courses
July 10 – 14, 2017 Supplemental Courses
Earn Your Certification in Orff Schulwerk
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 for grades K-8. 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. 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. The courses also help prepare teachers and therapists for the challenge of developing music programs adapted to the needs of their students. Levels I – III are offered, and certification is awarded upon successful completion of LEVEL III – you can sign up for one course per summer. Level courses are also eligible for Teacher Recertifiication Points in many school systems. Check with your district for verification.
An oustanding selection of Orff Schulwerk and Kodály supplemental courses designed to enrich and extend the experiences, skills and knowledge gained during Certification are also offered.
See 2017 Supplementals Courses
Credit and Non-Credit Options Available
At Mason, you have the choice of taking Orff Courses as a “FOR-CREDIT” participant and receiving 3 graduate credits for each Level (applicable towards the Masters in Music Degree), or enrolling as a “NON-CREDIT” particpant. While each has different requirements/costs, BOTH paths lead to a Certification award upon completion of Level III!
A limited number of scholarships are available for Orff Schulwerk Level courses (deadline is May 12, 2017):
For the Carol Erion Orff Scholarship 2017 (For-Credit, Level III participants only)
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