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Orff Master Class

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Orff Master Class

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This course focuses on advanced techniques and teaching of the Orff Schulwerk approach using the five volumes of Music for Children by Orff and Keetman. Explore performance, improvisation, analysis and composition, with an emphasis on the 21st-century vision of teaching as a basis to encourage students to collaborate, take risks, discover and become their own composers using all five volumes as a model. Assessments to the music core and ties into a cohesive curriculum will also be addressed.

Instructor: Dr. Robert Amchin

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Dr. Robert Amchin is a distinguished teaching professor of music education at the University of Louisville (KY) where he teaches graduate and undergraduate classes including elementary methods, Introduction to Orff Schulwerk, secondary general music, research, and foundations classes. He also supervises student teachers. He studied at the Orff Institute (Salzburg), New England Conservatory of Music, Memphis State University, Hofstra University, Hamline University, and the University of Michigan. Dr. Amchin was an elementary music specialist in Texas and still works with children as an artist-in-residence. He has taught Orff teacher-training courses and workshops around the world including invitations to Finland, China, Russia, Austria, Israel, Poland and Canada. In addition, he has presented at numerous American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA) professional development conferences.
 
Dr. Amchin has contributed to various publications and projects related to music teaching and learning. He has published collections of compositions and arrangements for elementary children. His most recent publications include a collection of Jewish and Hebrew songs arranged for school-age children, published as a supplement to the American Edition of Orff Schulwerk and Modal Mosaic, a set of original elemental pieces for Orff ensemble.

Course Details

Orff Master Class

Course Code 6380

Instructor
Dr. Robert Amchin

Dates
TBD

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,050, due in full with registration

Location
VanderCook

 Prerequisites 
None

Required Texts
Music for Children, Volumes I-V
by Carl Orff & Gunild Keetman

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED!

 

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