Instructor(s): Ardith Collins, Katie Traxler, Laura Bercaw Petersen, Russell Nadel, Brandi Waller-Pace, & Lorelei Batislaong
Dates: August 10-14
Meeting Times:  10:00 – 11:30AM and 12:30 – 1:30PM
Platform: Zoom and Google Classroom
Course Fee: $75

Building off knowledge learned in level 1, participants will continue to engage and develop skills in the principles of the Orff Schulwerk approach. Five different specialty workshops, informed by the needs of the cohort, will be presented each morning by one or more instructor(s). To help participants reflect and synthesize material, a Q&A session with all instructors will be offered each afternoon.

Course Credit: 15 Professional Development Hours
Prerequisite: Successful completion of any AOSA approved Orff Level I course.
Required Materials:
Body Rondo Book by Jim Solomon
Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Blank staff paper
Access to whatever computer or tablet you use to create virtual lessons for your students

Purchase all required course materials here


Monday, August 10 – Body Percussion: the instrument everyone can play even with a mask on!
Tuesday, August 11 – FlipGrid and SoundTrap and ChromeLab, Oh My!” How to create elemental lessons in a virtual platform
Wednesday, August 12 – Applying Decolonizing and Antiracist Approaches to the Music Classroom
Thursday, August 13 – Canon Composition Crash Course
Friday, August 14 – You have your children’s book… now what?” How to add the “magic” to storybooks