Graduate Courses and Workshops

First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play (online course) 

1.5 Graduate Credits or PD/workshop Credits
Betsy Greene, Instructor

5 one-hour online class meetings through ZOOM on Tuesdays at 6-7PM
January 26; February 2; February 9; March 16; March 23

Graduate Credit $900
PD Credit $750

Begin by learning classroom-ready activities which follow the eight part workout from First Steps in Music and integrate the Orff approach while gaining a better understanding of how to integrate these two approaches. Next, learn how to lesson plan using First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk and to develop your own integrated activities to use in your teaching. Prior First Steps in Music and/or Orff Schulwerk experience is not required. .

Course Objectives:

  • To develop and/or increase skill teaching First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk. 
  • To be able to create First Steps in Music activities integrated with Orff Schulwerk. 
  • To be able to develop First Steps in Music lessons integrating Orff Schulwerk. 

Graduate Course Info:
1.5 credits are offered through Castleton University under a professional development contract with Music-COMP. All fees are paid to Music-COMP.

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Conversational Solfege with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play Online

1.5 Graduate Credits or PD/workshop Credits
Betsy Greene, Instructor

5 one-hour online class meetings through ZOOM on Tuesdays at 7-8PM
January 26; February 2; February 9; March 16; March 23

Graduate Credit $900
PD Credit $750

Discover ways to thoughtfully develop the musicianship of your students with activities that use a high level of engagement with creativity and student input. A close look and experience with the Feierabend Approach (Conversational Solfege) and the Orff Approach or Orff Schulwerk will be the focus for study as well as how to integrate them meaningfully into your teaching.  This course will help you to reflect on your own teaching in a way that will encourage you to prioritize best practices regardless of the method(s) you use. Prior experience with Conversational Solfege and/or Orff Schulwerk is/are not required.

Course Objectives:

  • To develop a better understanding of how to successfully blend Conversational Solfege with the Orff Schulwerk approach using student choice with speech, movement, and/or instrumental/body percussion.
  • To experience classroom-ready activities incorporating Conversational Solfege (CS) unit material with Orff extensions. 
  • To be introduced in how to develop incorporating meaningful Orff extensions to Feierabend materials. 

Graduate Course Info:
1.5 credits are offered through Castleton University under a professional development contract with Music-COMP. All fees are paid to Music-COMP.

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