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Level III - Orff Schulwerk Certification Program

LEVEL III will not be offered August 2018

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, 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 III is a two-week course where students review what they have learned from the previous two Levels, and explore hybrid meters, major, minor and modal melodies and accompaniments through playing, improvising and composing.  Students will demonstrate mastery of the Orff process in lessons presented to their peers.

After successful completion of Level Three, students will receive Orff Certification.



Vancouver Community College (Downtown Campus)

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

Successful completion of an approved Level II course with a mark of at least 80%. Please send a copy of your Level II grade to Pam Hetrick.

Endorsed by Carl Orff Canada

Required Materials: 
  • Orff/Keetman Music for ChildrenVols. IV & V, Schott, Murray Edition
  • A good collection of Orff materials from a variety of authors including:
  • Margaret Murray/Doreen Hall, Jane Frazee, Arvida Steen, Judith Thomas and the Canadian authors represented in A Canadian Mosaic
  • course packet (available for purchase first day of class)
  • soprano, alto and tenor recorders. (preferably Aulos or Dometsch). If possible, bring extra recorders including sopranino and bass for ensemble work