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Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Level II

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Online courses are held from June 10 through August 2, 2019.

Dates for on-campus courses vary; please check each course's page for specific dates.

Online Course Registration Deadline:
May 31, 2019
 
2019 Summer Tuition:
 
3-Credit Courses: $1,020
 
1-Credit Courses: $340
 
Course times:
 
3-Credit Courses:
Monday–Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
2-Credit Courses:
Monday–Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
1-Credit Courses:
Monday–Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Level II

This course builds on the foundation of the Level I class and includes folk melodies, modes and rhythms. Learn more complex accompaniments, musical forms and improvisations. Texts will be provided, but you must bring Music for Children, Vol. I and your own alto recorder; bring tenor and bass recorders if you have them.

Students must have successfully completed Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Course Level I in order to take this course.

Instructors: Drue Bullington, Cynthia Seputis &
Ben Torres

Bullington_Headshot_Pic_copyDrue Bullington teaches elemental music and movement at Brownstown Elementary School in the Conestoga Valley School District in Lancaster, PA. Bullington is twice a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in music education and a M.M. in music education with a certification in Orff Schulwerk. Bullington holds a second master’s degree from Wilkes University in online teaching and learning with an Online Educator’s Certificate of Endorsement from the State of Pennsylvania. He has also participated in advanced Orff Schulwerk studies and an apprenticeship program in Orff Schulwerk at George Mason University.
 
Bullington has taught in several Orff Schulwerk Levels Certification programs around the U.S. and offers numerous professional development and workshop sessions on elemental music and movement through the Orff Schulwerk Approach, elemental music and movement applications in the classroom, incorporating technology, and integrating the soprano ukulele into the K-12 music classroom.
 
 
Seputis,_Cynthia_headshot_2012Cynthia Seputis has a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in music education from Northwestern University. She completed all three levels of her Orff training at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Seputis has taught K-5 general music at George B. Carpenter Elementary School in Park Ridge, IL, for the past 22 years. She is a regional presenter and is proud to have been part of the VanderCook Orff team since the program's inception over 10 years ago.
 
 
 
 
Ben_TorresBen Torres is in his 12th year in the Richardson (TX) school district and his fourth year as the K-6 music specialist at Brentfield Elementary in Dallas, where he also directs the Brentfield Singers, the Rhythm Cats Orff Ensemble and serves as the JJ Pearce Area Team Leader. Prior to this, he was the K-6 music specialist at Richland Elementary, where he also directed a choir and an Orff ensemble, the latter of which was selected to perform at the 2011 TMEA Convention. Torres received his bachelor’s degree in music education from West Texas A&M University in Canyon. He teaches movement in the Orff Schulwerk training course at Trinity University in San Antonio, movement and recorder in the Orff Schulwerk course at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, and other courses across the country. He is currently the president of the North Texas Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.

Course Details

Instructors: Drue Bullington,
Cynthia Seputis & Ben Torres
 
4 Graduate Credits
 
Tuition: $1,045, due in full with registration
 
Dates: July 8-12 & July 15-19
 
Course Code: 6389
 
Location: VanderCook, room TBD
 
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
 
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Level I.


ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED!

 
 

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