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Introduction to Orff Schulwerk

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Introduction to Orff Schulwerk

ONLINE
June 14–17, 2021

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: Dr. Jean Hersey

hersey_jeanDr. Jean 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, Dr. 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. Dr. 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, Dr. 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 time periods. Her teaching experience ranges from nursery through post-graduate levels.

Course Details

Introduction to Orff Schulwerk

Course Code 7661

Instructor
Dr. Jean Hersey
jhersey@vandercook.edu

1 Graduate Credit

Dates
June 14-17, 2021

Tuition
$355, due in full with registration

Online Chat Sessions
9:00-12:00 p.m. daily

Prerequisites
None

Required Text(s)
None

Required Materials
None

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