Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education: Level II

July 12-23, 2021

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



Instructors:

Drue Bullington

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Drue Bullington teaches elemental music and movement at Brownstown Elementary School in 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 several advanced Orff Schulwerk courses 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 curriculum. He serves on the AOSA Reverberations Publication Committee, and also as president of the Board of Directors of the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement. 
 

Cynthia Seputis

Seputis,_Cynthia_headshot_2012Cynthia Seputis has taught elementary general music at George B. Carpenter Elementary School in Park Ridge, IL for 27 years. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Northwestern University, she completed her Orff-Schulwerk teacher training levels at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas with Jeff Kriske, Randy DeLelles and Shirley McRae. She has been the recorder teacher for the Orff-Schulwerk teacher training course at VanderCook for over 15 years, where she has also co-taught Orff Curriculum and Design and Orff Without Instruments...It Can be Done! Seputis is passionate about the ukulele and is excited to share her experience and knowledge with members of FVAOSA. She is a regional presenter and is proud to have been part of the VanderCook Orff team since the program's inception over 15 years ago.
 

Ben Torres

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.

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