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Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Level III

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Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Level III

Building on the skills acquired in Level II, this course includes arranging/composition using major/minor and other diatonic modes with appropriate ostinato and harmony-based accompaniments. Recorder ensemble experience and group composition in larger forms are also covered. Texts will be provided, but you must bring your own alto recorder (or tenor or bass recorders, if you have them).

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

Instructors: Vivian Murray Caputo, Cynthia Seputis & Ben Torres

Viv_head_shots_001Vivian Murray Caputo has had extensive teaching experience in public and private schools. She has presented workshops for AOSA chapters and for NAfME and AOSA National Conferences, and she is an instructor for Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Levels I, II, and III. She served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees as Region V Representative and as co-chair of the 2005 AOSA National Conference in Birmingham.  She also served as co-chair of the International Orff Symposium in Rochester, NY, in 2000. She has been an instructor for IAJE Teacher Training Institutes, and she sings with various jazz ensembles. She has performed and recorded with Phil Woods and the Gregory Caputo Big Band.
 

 

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: Vivian Murray Caputo, 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 II.


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