UNCW Orff Program



The 2020 Orff Institute


Levels I and II Orff Courses: June 22 – July 3, 2020


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Course Registration Fees*

Registration Costs

Level I

Level II

Early-Bird (Due Date TBA)



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*Registration fees do not include required materials.


Required and Recommended Materials



Course Location

On the campus of UNC-Wilmington

Cultural Arts Building

601 S. College Road

Wilmington, NC





Daniel Johnson, Basic Pedagogy I

Daniel Johnson is Professor of Music Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. For more than a quarter-century, he has taught students throughout the PK - university gamut with a focus on general music education. Having studied and taught at the Orff-Institut in Salzburg (Austria), Dr. Johnson is an international authority on Orff Schulwerk and has presented over 120 teacher-education workshops across the country and abroad for thousands of teachers. His work is published in numerous journals including the Orff Echo and Musicworks: Journal of the Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk.



Brent Holl, Basic Pedagogy II

Brent Holl taught middle school general music and choir in Augusta County, Virginia for 33 years. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor at James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Blue Ridge Community College, and Radford University. A national clinician and Orff course levels instructor, Brent also owns Beatin’ Path Publications, LLC, a publishing house dedicated to the development of high-quality music resources for classroom music teachers in the design of Orff Schulwerk.



Joan Eckroth-Riley, Recorder I and II

For over 35 years Joan Eckroth-Riley has been sharing her passion for music education with students ranging in age from kindergarten through college.  She currently teaches Murray State University (KY) and coordinates the music education program. The author of “Everyday Improvisation; Interactive Lessons for the General Music Classroom” and “Everyday Composition; Interactive Lessons for the General Music Classroom,” Joan is also a clinician for J.W. Pepper & Alfred Music.



Michael Vasquez, Movement I and II

Michael Vasquez teaches pre-K through grade 5 music in San Antonio, TX. A featured clinician at the Texas, Indiana, and Ohio Music Educators Associations, Michael is also trained in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and is an AOSA-certified movement and recorder instructor.



·    AOSA-Approved

·    60 Contact Hours

·    6 Hours as Literacy Credit

·    On-Campus Housing Available





For questions and further information, contact Dr. Johnson