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Music Education Summer Workshops Registration

UPDATE: Orff Level I & II have reached capacity for 2019! Curriculum Development, Orff for All Learners, and all levels of Dalcroze are still available.

Thank you for your interest in UK's continuing music education programs!  Please complete the form below if you plan on attending any of our 2019 sessions.

You will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your registration.  Please print that email and include it with your mailed tuition check for identification purposes.

Please contact Dr. Martina Vasil (martina.vasil@uky.edu) to ask any questions or confirm discounted tuition before sending your check.

Please send a check for a $75 non-refundable deposit or full workshop fee to:

UK School of Music
General Music Summer Program
105 Fine Arts Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0022

Make your check payable to "UK School of Music Orff" -OR- "UK School of Music Dalcroze".

Class & Information Quick Reference


For Music Teachers, Level 1, 2, Orff for All Learners, and Curriculum Development
Course content follows the curriculum approved by the American Orff Schulwerk Association. All levels meet for 6.5 hours each day for 10 weekdays. Daily sessions will focus on ensemble playing, lessons and pedagogy, recorder techniques, dance and movement, and special topics.

Completing the prior level is required to register for upper level classes.  Diverse Learners requires completion of Orff Level 1.  Curriculum Development requires completion of Orff Level 2.

June 17–28, 2019
$275 - $550
2 - 4 semester credits available.
Registration Deadline is May 15, 2019


For musicians, dancers and music specialists. Levels 1, 2, and 3.

Participants will be immersed in the principal subjects of the Dalcroze approach: eurhythmics, solfège, and piano improvisation. In eurhythmics, participants work through kinesthetic musical experiences in movement to arrive at intellectual understanding about music. Dalcroze solfège, which differs from “traditional” solfège, emphasizes aural flexibility within the tonal language. Piano improvisation provides a venue for spontaneous musical expression, fusing the prior two subjects. Additional topics will include practical pedagogical discussions and playing for eurhythmics classes.

Completion of the prior level is required to register for upper level classes.

July 8–19, 2019
2 - 4 semester credits available.
Registration Deadline is June 15, 2019.


For music teachers, arts administrators, music therapists, superintendents, principals, community music leaders, and music students.

Modern Band is a new school based music program that utilizes popular music as its central canon. Modern band teaches students to perform the music they know and love and to compose and improvise.

June 8th & 9th
First Day: $25
Both Days: $40
Attendance on just the second day is not permitted unless participants have had prior Modern Band training. PD hours available.
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019



Tuition fees are additional if enrolled for university credits. In-state tuition is available. For questions contact UKOrffContact@gmail.com.


Option 1: North Campus Dormitories. Two private rooms with doors that lock and a shared common area and bathroom. Rooms come with a closet, desk, and chair. Common area has a mini-fridge, microwave, and sinks. UK Housing cannot be booked for only M-F for each week of the course.  The weekend must be included.  For reservations and questions contact UKOrffContact@gmail.com.

Option 2: AirBnB.com
If you do not want to use the dorms, please consider airbnb. Past participants have found success staying at people’s homes through this service. You can often rent entire homes and split the cost among several people.


Orff Schulwerk: May 15, 2019

Dalcroze Institute: June 15, 2019

Modern Band: May 1, 2019