Orff Schulwerk at UK
Orff Schulwerk is “Music for Children”, a way to teach and learn music using poems, rhymes, games, songs, and dances as basic materials. The Schulwerk was created by composers Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman in Europe. The emphasis is on students as improvisers and performers. It is the most exciting way to teach and learn music. The University of Kentucky has offered Schulwerk certification for teachers for over twenty years, taught by a most prestigious team of master teachers. These training courses, if taken for credits, can be used to count towards a Graduate Certificate in Orff Schulwerk and a MM degree concentrating in Orff Schulwerk.
Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training
2021 information not yet available
Public registration for online courses is being offered through UK's new Catalog service. All prices listed are for PD hours. If you are interested in taking any of these courses for university credit, please contact email@example.com. Course content follows the curriculum approved by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. Courses meet online Monday-Friday 11am-12:15pm EST (timezone converter).
Artful-Playful-Mindful in Action
The purpose of this course is to explore Jane Frazee’s Artful-Playful-Mindful model, a project-based framework for active music learning, characterized by performing, creating and thinking about musical ideas.
Popular Music and Orff Schulwerk
with Martina Vasil
Interested in bringing popular music into your classroom? This course is for teachers to learn strategies for integrating popular music into the Orff Schulwerk classroom. The focus will be on lesson development and sharing. The class also includes learning about the characteristics of informal learning and nonformal teaching.
The Art of Child’s Play
with Martina Vasil
The purpose of this course is for teachers to learn how to adapt playground games, songs, and chants for the classroom. The focus will be on lesson development and sharing. The course will include reading texts about playground games and "kid" culture.