Orff Course Details

Dates: July 6 – 17, 2020 (Monday – Friday both weeks)
Time: 8:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Taché Arts Complex, Fort Garry Campus
Schedule: Students will participate in three hours of Basic Orff and an hour each of movement, recorder, choral techniques, and study/ensemble time. The day begins with communal singing and an engaging interest session for all participants on a variety of topics. 

Level I

Level I lays a foundation in Orff pedagogy, rhythmic and melodic training. Focus in Level I is on pentatonic materials, simple bordun, basic movement instruction, choral development at the primary level, and the introduction of the soprano recorder. Level I includes a half-hour of aural skills each day.
Prerequisite: A firm and recent knowledge of Music Rudiments at least equivalent to Theory 4 (Conservatory Canada) or Grade 5/Basic Rudiments (RCM). Practical experience on an instrument is also important.

NOTE: In order to participate in level 1, you must have a working knowledge of reading and writing in the treble clef, and be able to read and write a variety of rhythms in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 and 6/8 time. The Desautels Faculty of Music has a Music Rudiments course offered by Preparatory Studies if you need to brush up on your skills prior to the start of the course. See http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/music/prep/TheoryEntrance.htm for details or contact Donnalynn Grills Program Coordinator at 204.474.9403 or Donnalynn.Grills@umanitoba.ca to inquire about individual piano and/or theory lessons.

Enrollment in Level I is limited to 30 students.

Level II

Level II includes a review of Level I skills and involves further exploration of Orff theory and pedagogy specific to upper elementary students. Materials and activities are designed to further the musical growth of the participants and to encourage study of lesson planning and curriculum for the elementary years. Recorder classes include the study of both the soprano and alto recorders.
Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in Level I plus consent of the director.

Enrollment in Level II is limited to 16 students.


For questions or more information, please contact:

Dr. Jody Stark
Assistant Professor of Music Education
Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Manitoba
Room T215 Taché Arts Complex
150 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
phone: 204.474.6194
email: jody.stark@umanitoba.ca