Orff Schulwerk Levels Courses



A Level 1 course and a Level 2 course will be run simultaneously during the July school holidays.

Monday 1 July – Friday 5 July 2019

Camberwell Baptist Church
460 Riversdale Road
Hawthorn East , Victoria
(enter from Wills Street)

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Limited numbers.

Please note: only one Level can be undertaken at a time, and to take part in the Level 2 course you must first have successfully completed a Level 1 course.

Susie Davies-Splitter, Melissa Dods, Audrey Fine, Damian Royal

About the Levels Courses
The courses focus on ‘learning by doing’, helping teachers share their music through practical music making and by creating enjoyable experiences for the students.  They are based on the principles developed by Carl Orff, the composer and music educator who lived and worked in Europe from 1895 to 1982.

Participants in these courses will be exposed to a stimulating and graded repertoire of music and dance pieces. They will be encouraged to develop their confidence and skills in sharing with students of all ages and stages of development.

Orff Schulwerk offers a holistic approach to music education. It integrates singing, speech activities, movement, folk dance and the playing of percussion instruments to encourage active music making.  It can be applied to all educational levels and in community music. From the earliest ages singing and saying nursery rhymes and speech verses are combined with sound gestures or body percussion (clapping, stamping, finger clicking etc).
These practical activities lay the foundations for broad musical development. They also lend themselves to involvement with the range of Orff instruments from simple non-tuned percussion (eg tambourines) to recorders, xylophones and glockenspiels.

The ‘Orff’ approach to music education is continuing to grow and adapt to present day needs and circumstances and is now being taught throughout the world.

For more specific information regarding the Level 1 course please click here

For more detail on the Level 2 course, please click here

Carolyn Royal Orff Levels Scholarship

The Carolyn Royal Orff levels scholarship is open to early childhood, general class primary teachers and music educators from Victoria who have at least 2 years teaching experience and some demonstrated ‘Orff’ experience, to attend an Orff Level Course (1-2) in Victoria.  This scholarship will meet the registration costs of the successful applicant in 2019.  For full details regarding this Scholarship please click here

Levels 1 & 2 will be run simultaneously from Monday 1 to Friday 5 July.
Each day runs from 8.45am to 5.45pm and FULL attendance is required to attain accreditation.

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Earlybird registration (MUST be registered & paid by 31.5.19)
Member $505
Non Member $565
Student/Concession $350
Overseas resident $505

Standard registration (paid after 31.5.19)
Member $555
Non Member $615
Student/Concession $400
Overseas Resident $555

Full payment is required by 18 June 2019 to hold a place. Places not paid for in full by this date will be offered to those on the waiting list.

Cancellations will incur a $25 admin fee and no refunds are available after 25 June 2019.

A Levels flyer is available here, or to have one emailed to you, please contact levels@vosa.org.