UNCW Orff Program



The 2022 Orff Institute


Levels I and II Orff Courses: June 20 – July 1, 2022


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Early Bird Registration Due April 1


CLICK HERE to Register!


Course Registration Fees*

Level I

$295early bird registration, Due April 1

$345 – discounted registration, Due June 1

$395 – regular registration, Due June 17

Level II

$325 early bird registration, Due April 1

$375 – discounted registration, Due June 1

$425 – regular registration, Due June 17


*Registration fees do not include required text materials or optional on-campus housing.


Payments accepted via check or credit card. Note: processing for credit card payments costs an additional 2%



Course Location

On the campus of UNC-Wilmington

Cultural Arts Building

601 S. College Road

Wilmington, NC


Additional information for required materials, on-campus housing,

and other course details coming soon!





Daniel Johnson, Basic Pedagogy II & Movement 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 as a Fulbright Scholar 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.


Christine Ballenger, Basic Pedagogy I & Movement II


Christine Ballenger currently teaches general music (K-5) outside of Houston, TX. She holds degrees in music education and clarinet performance from the University of New Mexico (M.M.) and the University of Puget Sound (B.M. in Music Education), and received her Orff Schulwerk certification from George Mason University. Christine is on the American Orff-Schulwerk Association list of approved instructors Basic Pedagogy Level I, Movement, and Recorder, and is a member of the editorial board of The Orff Echo. Additionally, she has taught courses in music for elementary education majors at Bismarck State College and Dickinson State University. Christine has also completed the “International Summer Course” in 2018 at the Orff Institute, in Salzburg, Austria.




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.


·      AOSA-Approved

·      60 Contact Hours

·      6 Hours as Literacy Credit

·      On-Campus Housing Available






For questions and further information, contact Dr. Johnson