Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education: Level II

All Summer 2020 Orff Schulwerk Levels courses
have been canceled.

Please check the Summer 2020 MECA page
for additional Orff-related and general music
online courses.

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). 

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.
 

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