Sponsored by: Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music
Click on the links below for Program Information and Registration:
- Level I : Certification Course - Monday, July 1 to Friday, July 12, 2013
- Level III: Certification Course- Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 26, 2013
- Level III: Reunion: TENTATIVE DATE -TBA Friday, June 21 to Saturday, June 22, 2013
Level I Course Description
Orff-Schulwerk is a unique approach to music education based on the teachings of Carl Orff. This child-centered approach combines speech, movement, song, and instrument playing in a creative atmosphere where students are actively engaged in the music-making process.
Designed for anyone with the ability to read music, this Level I course will develop understanding of the teaching and learning process of the Orff-Schulwerk approach to music and movement. The daily program will include basic pedagogy, soprano movement, and special topics. Instruction will focus on Orff-Schulwerk techniques, rhythmic and melodic training, improving pentatonic scales, ostinato, simple bordun accompaniments, and elemental forms.
Level III Course Description
Course content includes pentatonic and modal scale study; orchestration writing (including simple and moving borduns; tonic; I-V and I-IV-V accompaniments); advanced rhythmic experiences, irregular rhythms and meters; vocal, movement and instrumental improvisation; small and large group teaching; and ensemble playing using recorders of all voicings. Enrollment is limited to those who have satisfactorily completed an AOSA-approved Level II course.
Pedagogy and movement instructor, Dr. Maribeth Yoder-White, Adjunct Professor of Music Education in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University, is also a choral and general music education specialist She is a frequent Orff-Schulwerk clinician as well as a respected choral conductor and adjudicator. She holds degrees from Lenoir-Rhyne College (B.M., Music) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (M.M., Music; Ph.D, Music) where she was a faculty member for nine years. Maribeth studied Orff-Schulwerk with Konnie Saliba, Jeff Kriske, Randy Delelles, and Jos Wuytack.
The recorder instructor will be Dr. Lisa Adkins Runner, Associate Professor of Music Education in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University. Lisa holds degrees from Milligan College (B.A., Music, Education), East Tennessee State University (M.A., Media Services/Instructional Technology), and Appalachian State University (Ed.D., Educational Leadership). She completed all levels of Orff Certification at Western Carolina University with Konnie Saliba.