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CERTIFICATION LEVELS

LEVEL ONE
(limit 28 students) 


Level One is for anyone with the ability to read music.  The daily program will include three hours of pedagogy, 75 minutes of soprano recorder, 75 minutes of basic movement and a special topic. Instruction will cover Orff techniques, rhythmic and melodic training, improvisation, the study of pentatonic scales, the ostinato, simple bordun accompaniments, and elemental forms.  Pedagogy is taught by Kay Lehto.

  

LEVEL TWO  

(limit 28 students)
 

Level Two is for anyone who has successfully completed an AOSA approved Level One course. The daily program will include three hours of pedagogy, 75 minutes of recorder, 75 minutes of basic movement and a special topic. Instruction will review Level One techniques with further expansion of rhythm; melodic development of pentatonic and diatonic modes; harmonization to include moving bordun, shifting triad and non-functional harmonic accompaniments; movement and instrumental improvisation, extended forms, and the continuation of the soprano recorder with the introduction of the alto recorder. Students will teach a short lesson demonstrating Orff process. Pedagogy is taught by Sue Mueller.

 

SPECIAL TOPICS


Participants will experience a daily 40 minute "special topic" related to Orff Schulwerk presented by faculty and invited guest instructors.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
 

100% attendance, participation in all activities and completion of all written assignments. A certificate will be awarded at the successful completion of each Level. This course meets the guidelines set by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and will not be offered unless participant numbers meet AOSA guidelines.

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