Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education

2021 Workshop Cancelled 

Music teachers and students playing instruments

Music teachers and students during a previous session of CCM Summer's Orff Workshop.

This approach to learning, developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman, builds musicianship through singing, playing instruments, speaking, moving and improvising. Active music making is the core of this philosophy, supporting both conceptual learning and affective development of children. Children who regularly improvise and create their own music and movement are uniquely prepared to solve problems in many other contexts.

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education - Level I is open to teachers who have earned at least a bachelor's degree in music education as well as undergraduate seniors pursuing a degree in music education or music performance (previous Orff chapter workshop attendance is recommended).

You will develop and apply skills in: 

  • Singing, Expressive Speech, Movement
  • Orff Ensemble/Percussion
  • Improvisation/Composition, Recorder and Pedagogy

 This is an American Orff-Schulwerk Association approved course.


2021 workshop cancelled. 


  • Director: Amy Beegle, Associate Professor of Music Education
  • Movement and Recorder Instructor: Lissa Ray, music educator


Tuition to participate in this program is $600. Parking at CCM is included.


Registration details coming soon!


Contact CCM Summer Programs with any questions at 513-556-5609 or ccmsummer@uc.edu