UNCW Orff Program



The 2024 Orff Institute


Levels I and III Orff Courses

June 17 - 28, 2024


New Program:

Music Education Graduate Certificate in Orff-Schulwerk


CLICK HERE to Register!


Course Registration Fees*

Level I

$345early bird registration, due April 1

$395 – regular registration, due June 1

Level III

$395 early bird registration, due April 1

$445 – discounted registration, due June 1


*Registration fees do not include required materials.

Click here for details about required and recommended materials.


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


On-Campus housing is available as convenient an affordable option. Follow this link for housing registration, due June 1.










Daniel Johnson


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.


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Jason Glashauser


Jason Glashauser teaches pre-K through grade 6 general music for Clinton City Schools in Clinton, Tennessee. He was named a Music Teacher of Excellence by the Country Music Association Foundation in 2022 and 2023, and received a Teacher Creativity Fellowship from the Lilly Endowment in 2016. A member of the National Association for Music Education, the Tennessee Music Educators Association, the Eastern Tennessee General Music Educators Association, and the International Horn Society, Jason is also the president of the Southern Appalachian AOSA chapter. 




Joan Eckroth-Riley


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

·               Optional Graduate Credit with National Board Certification

·               On-Campus Housing Available





For questions and further information, contact Dr. Johnson