Portland Orff-Schulwerk Levels
July 29 - August 9$250
Portland Orff-Schulwerk Levels at Columbia Valley
The inaugural Orff-Schulwerk Level 1 Teacher Education Portland course during summer 2018 was a success! Planning and preparation is underway to provide Level 1 and Level 2 teacher education levels in the Portland area during Summer 2019. The 2019 course is scheduled to run July 29-August 9th.
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Are you interested in expanding your skills as an educator but are worried about this course being cost-prohibitive? Consider applying for our Merlin Day Musselman Memorial Scholarship, founded especially to defray expenses for teachers seeking Levels training.
Releasing creativity that extends far beyond the music classroom, Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman conceived an approach to building musicianship in every learner through the integration of music, movement, speech, and drama. While this course is specifically geared towards music teachers serving early to middle childhood classroom music, the Orff-Schulwerk process is limitless in its applications beyond the Music Room. Administrators, classroom teachers, early-chilhood professionals, and anyone else looking to deepen their skillset of unlocking creative potential are welcome to join. While a background in music is helpful, it is not required or necessary to benefit from the course.
Columbia Valley Elementary is a part of our host organization, Evergreen Public Schools, and is located just northeast of Portland in a beautiful tech center in east Vancouver. It is adjacent to a park with walking paths, is close to a myriad of restaurants and hotels, and has a wonderful music room, lots of free parking, and is an easy reverse commute from Portland.
Paul Weller – Level 1 Pedagogy
Paul Weller has been teaching elemental music for more than 15 years to grades K-5. He earned a B.A. from St. Olaf College, M.A. in Education from Saint Mary’s University and Orff Schulwerk Levels training at University of St. Thomas. He has taught workshops locally, nationally, has presented numerous times at the AOSA national convention, and is an Orff Level I and II teacher trainer. Paul Lives in Minnesota with his wife and two kids where he spends his free time cooking, reading, biking, and drinking tea.
Vivian Murray Caputo – Level 2 Pedagogy
Vivian Murray Caputo is an Orff specialist and has taught in public and private schools for many years. She has presented workshops for AOSA chapters and for MENC and AOSA National Conferences, and she is an instructor for Levels I, II, and III Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training. She served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees as Region V Representative and as Co-Chair of the 2005 AOSA National Conference in Birmingham. She was Co-Chair of the International Orff Symposium in Rochester, NY, in 2000. She has been an instructor for IAJE Teacher Training Institutes, and she sings with various jazz ensembles. She recently recorded with Phil Woods and the Gregory Caputo Big Band. She continues to explore and delight in the many possibilities offered by Orff Schulwerk.
Fauna Woolfe – Recorder
Fauna Woolfe teaches K-5 music at Columbia Valley Elementary in Evergreen Public Schools. She is currently serving as President of the Portland Orff-Schulwerk Association, and as the Portland Levels Course Director. Fauna achieved National Board certification in 2003 and 2013, and served as a National Board facilitator running cohorts to support teachers through the certification process from 2005-2013. Fauna received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Oregon, where she also studied saxophone performance, her Masters in Education from Lesley University with an emphasis on Arts Integration, and took her Orff Levels at Seattle Pacific University, The San Francisco Orff Course, and the UNLV Orff course.
Matthew Stensrud – Movement
Matthew Stensrud is an award-winning Elementary Music and Movement Teacher and currently in his first year teaching kindergarten through fifth grade general music at George Mason Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia after seven years at Annandale Terrace Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia. He received his Master of Music Education from George Mason University and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He completed his Orff Schulwerk certification at the San Francisco International Orff Course in 2013, is an Orff Schulwerk approved Teacher Educator of Movement, and teaches Movement at the Winthrop Orff Course in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Recently, Matthew received the Spotlight Award from the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement and was Annandale Terrace Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year in 2017. Matthew frequently writes about and presents workshops nationally on Responsive Classroom, Orff, Jazz, and Effortless Movement, currently serves on the American Orff Schulwerk Association’s Orff Echo Editorial Board and was a key content contributor to the book Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE and Other Special Areas. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Class will run 8:30-4:30 daily.
Please arrive by 8:00am the first day for check-in and registration.
There are many nearby opportunities for lunch, however, meals are not provided by the course and should be planned for accordingly. Participants will break for 50minutes at mid-day for lunch. Please wear comfortable, supportive shoes, loose clothing that facilitates movement, and abstain from wearing fragrances of any kind.
Don’t wait to submit your deposit for POSA 2019 Levels. You will be invoiced after your deposit is submitted for the remaining tuition balance.
Payment due in full 30 days in advance.
Full deposit refund until 30 days prior
1/2 deposit 15 days prior
No refund inside of the 14 days prior to the first day.
- July 29
- August 9
- Event Category:
- Fauna Woolfe
- Columbia Valley Elementary
17500 SE Sequoia Cir
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States + Google Map