Program Details


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. was established in 1991 by Cal State L.A. 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 Cal State L.A. 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 Cal State L.A.'s Masters of Music Education in the regular academic year.

Who Can Enroll?
This special program for music educators, music therapists, choral directors, and classroom teachers with extensive music background is offered to those who wish to learn the fundamental pedagogy of Carl Orff’s music and movement for children.
The program typically runs for two weeks in early July, with classes from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.