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Introduction to Orff Schulwerk

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Introduction to Orff Schulwerk

March 28-29, 2020

This course provides an opportunity to experience the Orff approach, a hands-on, creative method for teaching general music. Students will sing, play barred instruments and other percussion as well as recorder, dance, and most of all, create!

Discussions focus on how this approach can impact curriculum and assessment as well as how it aligns with the Danielson Framework and Common Core Standards.

Outcomes:

  • Understand the basics of the Orff approach
  • Play the Orff instruments appropriately
  • Teach basic recorder in the Orff style
  • Read and teach basic Orff orchestrations
  • Teach basic creative movement in the general music setting
  • Teach basic folk dancing in the general music setting
  • Foster creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking in students through exploration and improvisation
  • Integrate singing, movement and instrumental playing in a musical and child-friendly way

Instructor: Jean Hersey

hersey_jeanJean Hersey is a National Board Certified General Music Specialist with expertise in Orff Schulwerk. A graduate of the University of Illinois in music education and performance, Hersey also has a master’s degree in performance from Northwestern University. She has received extensive training in the Orff approach, and is certified to teach Level I courses. Hersey presently teaches 5/6 Music in Lake Forest, as well as Level I Orff, Orff Curriculum and Design, and Intro to Orff every year at VanderCook. She has presented Orff workshops both locally and nationally. Also trained as an opera singer, Hersey spent several years performing in Italy. In 2002, she earned National Board Certification, which was renewed in 2012. In 2012, she won District 67’s Innovative Practice Award for her Spring General Music Show, which incorporated music, art, drama and social studies curricula, reflecting the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Her teaching experience ranges from nursery through post-graduate levels.

Course Details

 Introduction to Orff Schulwerk

Course Code 6330
 
Instructor
Jean Hersey
 
Dates
March 28-29, 2020
 
1 Graduate Credit
 
Tuition
$350, due in full with registration
 
Location
VanderCook
 
Prerequisites
None
 
Required Text(s)
None
 
Required Materials
Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a soprano recorder.

 

 
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