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). 
 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Course Level II

Instructors: Tim Purdum, Cynthia Seputis & Ben Torres

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Tim Purdum teaches K-5 music in Waterloo, IA. Purdum is a past president of the First Iowa Orff chapter. He presents workshops nationally for conferences, Orff chapters, and school districts, and has taught summer Orff Schulwerk courses for seven years. He is the primary author and publisher of the Creative Sequence book series, and recently released his first music education iOS App.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 ten years ago.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ben 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.

 
 
 

 


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