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Orff Certified Levels Courses are the primary way to receive in-depth training in Orff Schulwerk in Canada, following the guidelines of Carl Orff Canada. They are offered in two-week sessions during August, usually running from 8:30 – 5:00, Monday through Friday. Each Level includes 3 hours of Basic Orff instruction, 1 1/2 hours of Movement, 1 hour of Recorder and 1 hour of Special Topics daily.
For more information about Orff courses, registration and fees, please contact Susan Everett .
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
The Introductory Course is highly recommended for everyone interested in an in-depth understanding of Orff Schulwerk. In the one-week program students are introduced to the Orff philosophy of music and movement, and experience many tools for implementing these ideas. Students will be able to take the inspiration from this course into their classroom, preparing them for the Certified Levels Courses. This course is available for anyone with music training.
Certified Levels Courses are the primary way to receive training in Orff Schulwerk in Canada, following the guidelines of Carl Orff Canada. They are offered in two-week sessions during the summer, usually running from 8:30 – 5, Monday through Friday. Each Level includes 3 hours of Basic Orff instruction, 1 1/2 hours of Movement, 1 hour of Recorder and 1 hour of Special Topics daily. Please refer to categories under “Orff Training” for content specific to each Level. Pre-requisites for this course include a degree in music or strong musicianship including the ability to read music, as well as practical teaching experience. It is highly recommended that the Introductory Course is taken by all students of Orff.
Orff Level Training is available every summer at Vancouver Community College Downtown Campus 250 West Pender, Vancouver, at the corner of Hamilton and Dunsmuir across from the Vancouver Playhouse (Stadium Skytrain).
Each Level (I, II, III) is 4 upper division credits and is accepted by the Teacher Qualification Service. Introduction to Orff Schulwerk is a non-credit course.
It is expected that students will take at least a year between each Level in order to begin to absorb and implement training through their teaching during the year. After successful completion of Levels I, II, and III teachers are awarded Orff Schulwerk Certification.
These Courses are endorsed by Carl Orff Canada.
This program welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.
Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
Fees and Other costs
|Tuition Fee||Intro to Orff $422.00 Levels 1, 2 & 3 $844.00|
|Student Union Fee||$55|
|College Initiative Fee||$10|
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As well, if you meet any of the following criteria, please follow the links for more information:
(MUSC 4500) Introduction to Orff
(MUSC 4501) Orff Teacher Training Level 1
(MUSC 4502) Orff Teacher Training Level 2
(MUSC 4503) Orff Teacher Training Level 3