Levels I, II, III, and Master Class
Celebrating our 17th Year!
Levels I, II, and III June 5 - 16, 2017
Master Class - Elemental Explorations June 12 - 16, 2017
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
San Antonio, Texas
Presented by Trinity University Department of Music
in cooperation with Office of Conferences and Special Programs
Level I This course includes the basic study of Orff techniques such as the pentatonic scale,
simple borduns, the ostinato, and playing pitched and unpitched percussion instruments and the
soprano recorder. Topics and skills in this highly participatory course will also include vocal and
rhythmic training, movement, and improvisation. A degree in music or strong musicianship is required.
Level II This course builds on the foundation laid in Level I. Folk melodies, all diatonic modes, mixed
meter, and rhythms from many parts of the world are included. Accompaniments, musical forms, and
improvisations are more complex. Both alto and soprano recorders are studied. Music, movement, and
speech are synthesized in cooperative learning lessons. Successful completion of Level I is required.
Level III Level III will explore polymeters and functional harmony to include I-V, I-IV, and I-IV-V
accompaniment settings. Forms will include theme and variations, chaconne & passacaglia, decoration
of the third, and ground bass. In pedagogy, students will apply the Orff process to conceptual
teaching. All recorder voicings will be expored in a variety of combinations. Successful completion
of Level II is required.
Master Class Elemental Explorations This course will focus on the creative process of the Schulwerk.
Through active exploration and development of musical material from the Schulwerk supplemental
resources and movement, participants will gain insight to foster elemental experiences in their
classrooms. This class will focus on the craft of careful planning and execution, to allow for artful
opportunities for student creation. Successful completion of Level III is required.
The Recorder is an invaluable teaching aid in the implementation of Orff Schulwerk learning
experiences. Participants will become competent in playing recorders by ear, from notation, and in
improvisation. Level I will focus on soprano recorder and Level II will include alto recorder. Level III will
include the full complement of recorders.
Movement and dance will also be presented through daily classes. Through guided experiences,
students will become more aware of the potential of movement as an expressive medium and dance
as an art form. The core of the movement classes will be developmental and creative.
When your registration and payment are received, you will be e-mailed a receipt. The campus map,
workshop information and letter from West Music are available on the website. A registration canceled
by May 16, 2017 is refundable (less a $50 cancellation fee) or is transferable to another person. A
registration canceled after May 16 is only transferable. A registration cancelled after the program has
begun is not refundable or transferable. If registrations fall below the minimum number required to hold
the class, Trinity University reserves the right to cancel the program and refund all fees. Central Texas
Orff members receive a $50 discount. If paying by credit card, please register on line and enter your
discount code to receive the $50.00 discount. If paying by check, please deduct this amount from your
Meals are available on the Trinity campus.
Required texts and materials will be available for purchase at the
workshop. A list of these materials will be sent to you in your confirmation
Exceptional values on Orff tonebar and small percussion instruments used during these courses will be
available to individuals and school districts. West Music supplies Sonor and Studio 49 instruments
for our courses. The instruments will be sold at an attractive discount. No shipping fees will be charged.
Bring purchase orders and tax-exempt forms from your school and save money!
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