Orff Schulwerk Certification Program
The Orff Schulwerk program, based on pedagogy employing Carl Orff’s music coupled with movement, provides music educators with a curriculum for teaching music through active music-making. This may include singing, movement, instrumental ensemble playing, and use of special instruments. Special topics include multicultural music traditions, folk dance, and storytelling.
Each year, Orff trainees gather at the Cal State L.A. campus to sing, dance, create and play for two weeks in beautiful Southern California, the entertainment capital of the world. The summer Orff program at Cal State L.A. (CSULA) was established in 1991 by CSULA Professor of Music Education, Dr. Millie Burnett, an early Orff Schulwerk educator in the U.S., President of AOSA, and founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of AOSA. The tradition has continued under CSULA Professor of Music, David Connors. The specialist faculty are carefully selected music teachers from public and private schools in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pasadena, the Bay Area and beyond. In the summer program, Orff-Schulwerk Certification Levels 1, 2 and 3 are offered in a rotating cycle. Typically, Level 1 is offered each year, Level 2 every other year and Level 3 every third year. These courses can also be integrated into CSULA's Masters of Music Education in the regular academic year.
In 2013, the program will run July 8 – 19, and levels 1 and 2 will be offered. Classes will be 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Regular Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.