Orff & Kodály Supplemental Courses

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Orff & Kodály Supplemental Courses

Enrich and enhance your Orff and/or Kodály experience and discover emerging techniques/ methods with music pedagogy field experts. These courses will help you to expand your knowledge and invigorate your teaching methods. Supplementals may be taken for graduate-level course credit or non-credit and are eligible for teacher Recertification Points in many school systems. Please check with your county/district for verification.

 

 

ATTENTION: For-Credit Registrations are managed by the Continuing and Professional Education office at George Mason University. When you find the course(s) you are registering for please follow these steps:

 



 

⊕ ORFF MASTER CLASS: Building on the Past, Looking Toward the Future

Taking inspiration from primary sources (i.e., MFC Vols and Supplementals) and historic dance forms, participants in this master class will focus on creating new elemental works applicable to a variety of contexts and appropriate for diverse media. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other teachers as well as develop their own individual understanding and execution of elemental style. This master class will include an emphasis on music composition and as such, participants enrolling in this class should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of musical notation and be acquainted with fundamental music theory concepts (e.g., intervals, scales, chords).

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Orff Level III to register.

Instructor: Matthew McCoy
Dates:  July 11 – 15, 2022
Time:  9:00 am – 4:30 am (M-F)
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  |  Parking Map
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
College Credits (if applicable): 3 credits

Registration is closed.

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REQUIREMENTS

COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.

 

NON-CREDIT
Tuition: $975

Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, please contact the Academy for options.

FOR-CREDIT (3 Credits)
Tuition: $1,698 (In state)  |  $2,019 (Out of state)
Click Here to Register for Credit

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.

 

 



 

⊕ Orff: Sing & Play with Children’s Literature Today!

Come create and perform movement and music inspired by diverse children’s literature and social emotional learning opportunities. Participants will be encouraged to share their favorite books throughout the week, as well as receive lesson ideas and create and share their own lessons.

Instructor: Shoshanah Drake
Dates:  July 11 – 15, 2022
Time:  12:00 pm – 2:30 pm (M-F)
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  |  Parking Map
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
College Credits (if applicable): 1 credit

Registration is closed.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION

 

REQUIREMENTS

COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.

 

NON-CREDIT
Tuition: $325

Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, please contact the Academy for options.

FOR-CREDIT (1 Credit) 
Tuition: $566 (In state)  |  $673 (Out of state)
Click Here to Register for Credit

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.

 

 



 

⊕ Orff: Fostering Students’ Emotional Intelligence Through Creativity & Movement – You belong here!

How can we use movement, music, visual arts, poetry and stories to help nurture our students’ emotional well-being? How can movement, in particular, be used as an accessible entry point for elementary-aged students to develop their creative abilities? In this course, participants will experience a series of movement-based elemental creative projects. The instructor will model activities which can foster children’s sense of belonging, nurture their creative sparks, grow their aesthetic intelligence, build their confidence, and allow them to express their emotions through the arts. This course will include a variety of materials appropriate for elementary-aged children, with some attention given to adaptations for younger children.

Instructor: Mary Evans
Dates:  July 11 – 15, 2022
Time:  9:00 am – 11:30 am (M-F)
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  |  Parking Map
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
College Credits (if applicable): 1 credit

Registration is closed.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION

 

REQUIREMENTS

COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.

NON-CREDIT
Tuition: $325

Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, please contact the Academy for options.

FOR-CREDIT (1 Credit) 
Tuition: $566 (In state)  |  $673 (Out of state)
Click Here to Register for Credit

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.

 

 



 

⊕ Kodály Intro: Start With A Song

Want to learn more about what a Kodály-inspired music classroom would look like? Are you considering beginning your Kodály Levels but not quite ready to begin? Then this is the course for you. This course is suitable for general specialists, choral specialists, and instrumental specialists, K-12. In this introductory course, participants will explore and experience a Kodály-inspired classroom in action. Participants will come away with many games, songs, and activities that they can use in their classrooms immediately.

Prerequisite: Students must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, preferably Music Education.

Instructor: Beth Anne Young
Dates:  July 11 – 15, 2022
Time:  9:00 am – 11:30 am (M-F)
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  |  Parking Map
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
College Credits (if applicable): 1 credit

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION

REQUIREMENTS

COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.

 

NON-CREDIT Registration Closed
Tuition: $325

Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, please contact the Academy for options.

Registration Closed

FOR-CREDIT (1 Credit) 
Tuition: $566 (In state)  |  $673 (Out of state)
Click Here to Register for Credit

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.

 

 



 

Kodály: Research Techniques in Folk Music

In this course, we will be exploring research techniques used to fully and deeply source folk songs. Concentrating on folk songs of the North Americas, we will explore usage of the Internet, the Library of Congress Folklife Center, physical books, and authentic recordings for culturally responsive teaching. Students will be guided into taking a deep dive into the history of a song of their choice as the week progresses using all of the above techniques. This kind of research makes songs come alive in all of their cultural complexity and helps us make informed choices for our classrooms.

Prerequisite: Students must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, preferably Music Education to take this course.

Instructor: Robbin Marcus & Nicole Anderson-Morgan
Dates:  July 11 – 15, 2022
Time:  9:00 am – 11:30 am (M-F)
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  |  Parking Map
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
College Credits (if applicable): 1 credit

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION

REQUIREMENTS

COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.

 

NON-CREDIT Registration Closed
Tuition: $325

Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, please contact the Academy for options.

FOR-CREDIT (1 Credit) Registration Closed
Tuition: $566 (In state)  |  $673 (Out of state)
Click Here to Register for Credit

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.

 

 



 

Kodály: Brush Up Your Kodály

“Brush Up Your Kodaly” is broken up into two parts each day. The first half of the afternoon will be spent working on your musicianship skills. The second half of the afternoon will be spent on Pedagogy.
Musicianship
Participants will continue to develop their personal musicianship skills in a classroom setting. This is a fantastic opportunity to refresh your solfege, dictation, and analysis skills, if time has passed since your levels program or a way to be ready and prepared for further summer study.
Kodály and your “Older Beginners”
Are you interested in how to teach music to your upper elementary/middle school older beginners using a Kodály Sequence? Are you looking for methods and resources geared specifically for this age group? Join us this year as we look at where to start and how to write plans. We’ll give you repertoire and methods for keeping the older beginner engaged in making music, while laying the foundation of music literacy through the pedagogical Kodály sequence.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed at least Kodály Level One.

Instructor: Sarah Meadows, Ginger Albertson, Beth Anne Young
Dates:  July 11 – 15, 2022
Time:  12:00 n – 4:30 pm (M-F)
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass  |  Parking Map
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
College Credits (if applicable): 2 credits

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION

REQUIREMENTS

COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.

 

NON-CREDIT Registration Closed
Tuition: $650

Please note: If you are registering for NON-CREDIT and are paying by check, please contact the Academy for options.

FOR-CREDIT (2 Credit) Registration Closed
Tuition: $1,132 (In state)  |  $1,346 (Out of state)
Click Here to Register for Credit

Attention: For-Credit registrations are not eligible for VA Education Benefits. Contact veterans@gmu.edu for additional information before registering.

 

 



 

 

 

ORFF LEVELS     KODALY LEVELS

 

The Academy will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, from Wednesday 11/23 to Sunday 11/27.

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