Orff Without Instruments: It Can Be Done!


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Ever wondered if you could implement the Orff approach without all the fancy instruments? Well, you can! Orff is about creativity through improvisation and exploration, and can be done with just the human voice, body percussion and creative movement. Throw in some “found sounds,” and you’ve got all you need to be a successful teacher in the Orff style. Come play with us and discover what Orff truly is. All are welcome! No prerequisite, and if you have already taken Orff levels, come and see how creative you can be. Dress comfortably, and be ready to move.

Instructors: Jean Hersey, Cynthia Seputis


Jean Hersey is a National Board certified teacher at Deer Path Middle School in Lake Forest, IL, where she has worked for the past 14 years. She teaches fifth and sixth grade general music. In 2012, she won the district’s Innovative Practice Award for her Spring General Music Show, which incorporated music, art, drama, and social studies curricula, and reflected the Medieval and Renaissance time periods. Hersey is also Level I Pedagogy and Movement instructor at VanderCook College of Music.
Seputis,_Cynthia_headshot_2012Cynthia Seputis has a B.S. in Music Ed from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Music Ed from Northwestern University. She completed all three levels of her Orff training at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Cynthia has taught K-5 general music at George B. Carpenter Elementary School in Park Ridge, Illinois for the past twenty-two years. She is a regional presenter and is proud to have been part of the VanderCook Orff team since the program's inception ten years ago.

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Orff Without Instruments: It Can Be Done!

Instructors: Jean Hersey, Synthia Seputis

Dates: July 26-27, 2018
1 Graduate Credit
Tuition: $340, due in full with registration
Location: VanderCook College of Music
3140 S. Federal St. Chicago, IL 60616
Room: TBD
Hours: Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm, Friday 8:00am-1:30pm.

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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