What is the Orff Teacher Certification Program?
It is a child-centered philosophy of teaching music to children through doing, playing, exploring, improvising and creating. It combines elements of speech, rhythm, movement, song and dance to teach musical elements and provide children with tools to improvise and create. Teaching with the Orff approach provides opportunities for differentiated instruction, joyful music-making and creating a place for every child to grow as a musician and a person.
The Orff approach is a process that relies on imaginative teachers who are confident and creative musicians! The three-level Orff Certification Program at the University of Manitoba offers an intensive course of instruction in Orff philosophy, pedagogy, orchestration and improvisation. As well as daily instruction in Basic Orff, particular attention is given to in-depth study of choral techniques, movement and recorder.
Orff’s philosophy and process is effective for elementary music educators and in the instruction for band and choral programs and private teaching studios.
Each of the program's three levels consists of three hours of Basic Orff and an hour each of movement, recorder, choral techniques, and study-ensemble, daily. Students from all levels come together in the morning for a half-hour interest session to introduce students to different types of musical genres and techniques such as Caribbean drumming, pop music in Orff or early childhood music education.
- Date: July 3-14, 2023
- Levels being offered in 2023: Level 1 and 2