Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education


Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education

Workshop dates: June 14-25, 2021
Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Pricing: (arrival: June 13, 2021; departure: June 25, 2021)

*Deadline to reserve housing: June 3, 2021

At the conclusion of this program, participants will receive a certificate of completion reflecting 6.0 CEUs earned. 


Level 1

Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched, and unpitched percussion, singing, movement, and Orff process. The workshop is appropriate for all educators with a music degree.

Level 2

Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched, and unpitched percussion, singing, movement, and Orff process. The workshop is appropriate for all educators who have completed level I at AOSA-approved institutions.

Level 3

Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched, and unpitched percussion, singing, movement, and Orff process. The workshop is appropriate for all educators who have completed levels I and II at AOSA-approved institutions.


Important COVID Information

Music Summer Workshops 2021 COVID Information

The Kent Campus resides in Portage County and must adhere to the state's guidelines for counties. Campuses may adjust operations when the state of Ohio COVID Risk Level status for their county is changed, including the addition of restrictions when the county risk level is raised, or the return to previous operations when the county risk level is lowered.

Participants residing in University housing must:

  • Provide proof of being fully vaccinated (2 weeks have passed since your last dose). You will be exempt from further testing. Or
  • Provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test taken with 90 days. You will be exempt from further testing. Or
  • Submit proof of a negative test 3-5 days before arriving on campus
    • Participants in the General Music and Orff-Schulwerk programs, who submit proof of a negative test 3-5 days before arrival, will be required to test again mid-way through the program.
      • The University can provide an At-Home kit to use in your room. Or
      • You can schedule testing with DeWeese Health Center.

For more information including coronavirus updates, resources, and FAQs, please visit www.kent.edu/coronavirus


Meet The Instructors

Manju Durairaj
Dr. Herbert Marshall

Herbert Marshall, Ph. D. is an Assistant Professor specializing in early childhood and general music teacher education. He holds degrees from Michigan State University, Syracuse University, and Temple University, and taught for 11 years in upstate New York. He has completed teacher education courses in Orff-Schulwerk, Music Learning Theory, Weikart, and Laban. He is the author of Strategies for Success in Musical Theatre and serves on Music Educators Journal’s advisory board.

Michelle Fella Przybylowski

Michelle Fella PrzybylowskiB.S, M.Ed., NBCT, American Orff Schulwerk Vice President, Orff Schulwerk Teacher Educator, Choral Music Experience, and Kodaly Certification, Currently teaching Cheltenham Elementary School K-4, Served -The Orff Echo-Editorial Board 2011-17; University of the Arts Orff Program Course Director, Level III Instructor, and Adjunct Senior Professor; Kent State University Instructor for Orff Levels II & III. Michelle presents workshops all over the U.S. Her major instrument is the harp. She is the wife of Ted, the mother of 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Kristine Wolfe
Chelsea Thiel
Laura Webster

Laura Webster is a music teacher specializing in elementary general as well as high school vocal arts at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights. Webster has been published in the Orff Echo, a scholarly journal of music education. As the former co-director of the Crooked River Ensemble, she taught children in grades 3-6 from the surrounding Northeast Ohio area who performed nationally. Webster is a current national workshop presenter and teaches courses in Orff Schulwerk certification at Kent State University. Webster is also a professional jazz and classical vocal soloist throughout the Cleveland metropolitan area.


Questions?

For program-specific inquiries, contact Dr. Herbert Marshall at hmarsha6@kent.edu.

For registration inquiries, contact Judi Cash at jcash11@kent.edu or 330-672-8670.