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Level II - Orff Schulwerk Certification Program

August 13, 2018 to August 24, 2018

Vancouver Community College (Downtown Campus)

250 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1S9 - Room 420

Certified Levels Courses are the primary way to receive in-depth training in Orff Schulwerk in Canada, following the guidelines of Carl Orff Canada. They are offered in two-week sessions during the summer, usually running from 8:30 – 5:00, Monday through Friday. Each Level includes 3 hours of Basic Orff instruction, 1 1/2 hours of Movement, 1 hour of Recorder and 1 hour of Special Topics daily.

Level II is a two-week course where students consolidate the learning that occurred in Level I as well as explore compound meters, hybrid meters and diatonic melodies and accompaniments as well as extended forms, through playing, improvising and composing. Students will demonstrate fluency with the transfer process in teaching a lesson to their peers. Recorder will include continuation of soprano recorder as well as introduction of the alto recorder. Students will join Level I and Level III for Special Topics each day.

Successful completion of an approved Level II course with a grade of at least 80% provides participants with the opportunity to continue training in Level III. This course is credited with 4 upper division credits.


Successful completion of an approved Level I course with a mark of at least 80%.

Endorsed by Carl Orff Canada

Required Materials: 
  • Orff/Keetman Music for ChildrenVols. I, II & III, Schott, Margaret Murray Ed
  • Joe Berarducci and Birthe Kulich, Windsongs Series Books 4, 5 & 6 (I’s the B’y, A la claire fontaine, Alto Odyssey) Vancouver: Empire, 1998
  • soprano, and alto recorders (preferably Aulos or Dometsch)
Suggested Materials (optional): 

Doug Goodkin, any of Name Games, A Rhyme in Time, Sound Ideas, Intery Mintery