Cape Fear Orff
Wilmington, North Carolina

What is Orff?

Summer Courses

Course Photos

Course Video Clips

Participant Quotes

Summer Certification Course

Level I in Chapel Hill, NC: July 11 - 22, 2011

Join us for our seventh annual Orff Certification Course, a nationally-accredited two-week intensive program focused on music and movement education. These interactive and hands-on courses involve daily instruction (8 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday) including music-making and movement activities based on pentatonic materials, ostinati, bordun accompaniments, elemental forms, and special topics. Key elements of this child-centered approach are: speech, singing, creative movement, improvising, and playing classroom instruments and recorders.

This course is offered in cooperation with the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and is open for general registration. The registration fee is $425, plus required textbooks (about $60). A partial payment of $200 will reserve a space in the course. Remember to bring your own recorder and to wear comfortable clothing for movement. Click HERE for the course registration form with more details.

Questions? Email Us or phone 910-962-7559.

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What is Orff?

The Orff approach to music and movement education is a child-centered philosophy featuring:
• Speech
• Singing
• Creative Movement
• Playing Classroom Instruments and Soprano Recorders

For more specific information about this approach to learning and teaching music and movement, visit the official site of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA).

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Participant Quotes

What participants said about previous courses:

“...an awesome way to teach children.”“I would whole-heartedly recommend this course to music teachers.”

“Every music teacher should take this course…”

“…such a great way to engage students and allow them to create music.”

“[The course] was excellent—couldn’t be better!”

"...worth every penny."

“Inspirational!”

“You just don’t know how much these two weeks will change EVERYTHING!”

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Course Photos

 

Photos from Summer 2005

Photos from Level I, Summer 2004

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Course Video Clips

Ding Dong: This instrumental piece featuring the mallet instruments of the Orff ensemble (glockenspiels, xylophones, and metalophones)

Viva La Musica: Written by Michael Praetorius, this selection is a vocal and movement ensemble piece sometimes known as the unofficial "Orff Anthem."

Senjua: This beautiful Zulu song featuring creative movement translates as "Welcome."

The above video clips were taken at the Final Sharing Session of the Level I course in 2005.

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For further information about the UNCW Orff Program, contact Dr. Johnson: johnsond@uncw.edu or 910-962-7559.