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    Orff Level One Certification

    Missouri State University

    June 16-27, 2014

    JOIN US...

    ...for two weeks of study, and a lifetime of benefit. Missouri State University's Department of Music is proud to offer an AOSA approved Orff Level One Certification workshop June 16-27. Enrollment is available to all music teachers. Orff Level One will teach you how to integrate music, movement, speech and drama to build musicianship in your students. Whether you are seeking professional development, your first degree, an advanced degree, or additional hours on top of a graduate degree, let Missouri State American Orff-Shulwerk Association (AOSA)University help you reach your goals.

    The workshop schedule is designed with your summer schedule in mind — Monday morning start times are later and dismissal comes early on Friday afternoons to give you plenty of weekend time. If you are interested in participating in our workshop, register online soon!

    • Graduate, Undergraduate, and Non-credit options
    • On-campus dining and housing available
    • Books and materials available on site

    For more information about the workshop, credit, housing or schedule, contact Dr. Andrew Homburg.

    Ask about taking MSU's Orff Level One Certfication in conjunction with Elementary Music Educators Conference in Branson, MO with Artie Almeida and Denise Gagné.

  • Orff Level One Workshop Schedule

    The schedule is flexible with late Monday mornings and early Friday afternoons to give you plenty of weekend time. (See the general and detailed schedules below.)

    General Schedule

    MONDAY 9:30AM - 5PM
    TUESDAY - THURSDAY 8AM - 5PM
    FRIDAY 8AM - 12:30PM
    See below for detailed schedule
       

    Detailed Daily Schedule (June 16-27, 2014)

    Monday, June 16

     
    9:30AM - 12:30PM Pedagogy/Basic Orff
    1:45 - 3PM Recorder
    3:15 - 4:45PM Movement

    Tuesday, June 17

     
    8 - 11AM Pedagogy/Basic Orff
    11:15AM - 12:30PM Recorder
    1:45 - 3PM Movement
    3:30 - 5PM Special Topics II

    Wednesday, June 18

     
    8 - 11AM Pedagogy/Basic Orff
    11:15AM - 12:30PM Recorder
    1:45 - 3PM Movement
    3:15 - 4:45PM Special Topics I

    Thursday, June 19

     
    8 - 11AM Pedagogy/Basic Orff
    11:15AM - 12:30PM Recorder
    1:45 - 3PM Movement
    3:15 - 4:45PM Special Topics I

    Friday, June 20

     
    8 - 11AM Pedagogy/Basic Orff
    11:15AM - 12:30PM Movement

    Monday, June 23

     
    9:30AM - 12:30PM Pedagogy/Basic Orff
    1:45 - 3PM Recorder
    3:15 - 4:45PM Movement

    Tuesday, June 24

     
    8 - 11AM Pedagogy/Basic Orff
    11:15AM - 12:30PM Recorder
    1:45 - 3PM Movement
    3:30 - 5PM Special Topics II

    Wednesday, June 25

     
    8 - 11AM Pedagogy/Basic Orff
    11:15AM - 12:30PM Recorder
    1:45 - 3PM Movement
    3:15 - 4:45PM Special Topics I

    Thursday, June 26

     
    8 - 11AM Pedagogy/Basic Orff
    11:15AM - 12:30PM Recorder
    1:45 - 3PM Movement
    3:15 - 4:45PM Special Topics I

    Friday, June 27

     
    8 - 11AM Pedagogy/Basic Orff
    11:15AM - 12:30PM Movement
    1 - 2PM Final Presentation
  • Orff Level One Certification Instructors - McDolwell, Stafford, Wolfe

     

    Carol McDowell, Orff InstructorCarol McDowell

    Carol McDowell currently teaches elementary music for the City of St. Charles School District. Prior to coming to St. Charles, she taught undergraduate and graduate music education courses at Southeast Missouri State University.

    McDowell was appointed to the American Orff-Schulwerk Association Editorial Board for The Orff Echo (2008-2016) and is a member of the editorial board for the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education (2000-2018), serving as editor for the term 2004-2008. She has presented workshops and research poster sessions for national and state music conventions and her research articles have been published in various music education journals.

    McDowell holds three levels of certification in both the Orff and Kodaly teaching methods, and also has training in Dalcroze Eurthymics, Discipline-Based Music Education, and using jazz in the general music classroom. She is also a licensed Simply Music Rhapsody educator and holds degrees from Southeast Missouri State University (B.M.E. and B.M.) and Florida State University (M.M.E. and Ph.D.).

     

    Karen Stafford - Orff Instructor

    Karen Stafford

    Karen Stafford is an elementary music specialist for the School District of Washington in Washington, MO, where she has taught for the past 20 years, and is a PhD student in music education at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, with particular interests in Common Core cross-curricular applications and the role of music education in the elementary school community.

    Stafford is secretary for the St. Louis American Orff-Schulwerk Association chapter and past elementary and general music vice president for the Missouri Music Educators Association. She has presented various sessions involving assessment, music and cross-curricular applications at the local, state, and national levels.

     

    Kristine Wolfe - Orff Instructor

    Kristine Wolfe

    Kristine Wolfe teaches K-6 at Portal Elementary in the Papillion - LaVista (NE) School District where she also directs an after school Orff Honor Ensemble. She holds a B.M. from Iowa State University and a M.M. from the University of Nebraska - Omaha.

    Wolfe completed her Orff Level One Apprenticeship at George Mason University and has also taught Movement at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to being a certified Orff teacher, she has also taken Kodaly Level One. Serving as the Program Chair for the Great Plains Orff Chapter, she is an active member of her local American Orff-Schulwerk Association chapter.

  • Missouri State Residence LifeDining

    The estimated Summer 2014 conference rates
    for Missouri State Dining Services:

    Daily $17.95
    Breakfast $ 6.25
    Lunch $ 7.60
    Dinner $ 8.10
    Breakfast/Lunch $11.75
    Breakfast/Dinner $12.85
    Lunch/Dinner $13.35

     

    Housing

    The estimated Summer 2014 conference rates for Missouri State Housing Services:

    Per Person, Per Night

    Group Type

    Double Room
    No Linen

    Double Room
    with Linen

    Single Room
    No Linen

    Single Room
    with Linen

    (A) Adults – Non-students

    $27.00

    $32.00

    $32.00

    $34.00

    (B) Prospective Students

    $24.00

    $29.00

    $29.00

    $31.00

    (C) Current Students

    $22.00

    $27.00

    $26.00

    $28.00

     

    Group A

    This group consists of non-students such as adult conference groups.  The Director of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services may negotiate rates if the group is larger than 100 persons.

    Group B

    This group consists of prospective students such as choral, cheerleading, or other similar youth groups sponsored by the University for recruitment purposes for the University.

    Group C

    This group consists of current students who are involved with recognized University activities.

    Rates for Children (age 3-12) accompanying parents is $7.00 per day.

  • Orff Level One Certification Costs

    • Workshop fee: $595
    • Tuition:
      • Undergraduate, in-state: $204 per credit hour plus fees*
      • Graduate, in-state: $247 per credit hour plus fees*
    • Books and Materials: To be announced, available on site
    • See "Accommodations" for Dining and Housing service rates

    * Visit Missouri State's Office of the Registrar website for detailed fee information.
    All fees are due by June 16, 2014.

    Register for the Orff Level One Certification Workshop

    Complete and submit the online registration form below. Event coordinators Dr. Andrew Homburg or Stephanie Fisher will contact you with additional information.

    Identification & Contact Information

    (e.g. 417-836-5000)

    A valid email address is required.

    Credit Options
    Select one credit option:
    Accommodations
    Are you interested in campus housing?
    Where do you plan to dine?

For more information about Orff Level One Certification at Missouri State, contact Dr. Andrew Homburg:

Dr. Andrew H. Homburg

Music Education, Orff Certification Coordinator; Teaching: MUS 148, MUS 200, MUS 305, MUS 494-496, MUS 510, MUS 609

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