ELEMENTAL MUSIC & DANCE COURSE
An Orff-Schulwerk LEVEL ONE Accreditation Course
5th - 10th June 2023
Monday through Saturday
9.00am to 6.30pm
VOS Capitol Studios
13 Stamford Road
12 MAY 2023
The Elemental Music & Dance Course will be held from the 5th to the 10th of June 2023. World-renowned trainers and presenters from Austria, Australia and Singapore have been invited to conduct the course. It is open to all who wish to deepen their understanding of the Orff philosophy and to put them into practice, focusing on components such as speech, singing, games, instruments, pedagogy, movement and orchestration. There will be 48 hrs of training spread over 6 full days of intensive and fun activities.
Participants need to have clocked at least 5 hours of any Orff-related workshops or courses, including any introductory level of Orff-Schulwerk. As this is a course with accreditation, participants who do not fulfill the mandatory 5 hours will be turned away from registration. Proof of participation in Orff-related workshops or courses will be required.
(Please email us a copy of your proof of participation)
Participants must also acquire fundamental rudiments of music to help them cope, understand and apply them for all the activities in the course.
Participants who meet the minimum requirements of all modules in the course will be accredited with a Certificate of Accreditation. Participants who do not meet the minimum requirements will be given a Certificate of Participation.
To find out more about what will be covered in SingOrff Level One, please click on this link.
The registration fee for the 6-day intensive course is SGD 1700, which includes course materials. Light refreshments will be available for tea breaks, but not for lunch or dinner.
Cancellation & Refund: Do note that payment is final, and no refund will be entertained. Please contact us if you have any enquiry on this matter.
Class of 2018
Class of 2019
Class of 2022
SingOrff is delighted to have the following presenters for Level One:
Paul Jerome Grosse
Adjunct Lecturer, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Adjunct Lecturer, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Paul Grosse attained his Bachelor of Music Teaching from the University of Western Australia on an Australian scholarship. He studied under Brian Mitchell and Mark Coughlan and participated in numerous masterclasses. On returning to Singapore, he received his Master of Arts, as a Research Scholar at the National Institute of Education, researching in Giuseppe Verdi’s operas. Paul is currently an adjunct lecturer at the above institution as well as the Singapore University of Social Sciences, lecturing on the pedagogy practices and teaching piano.
Having completed his levels training in San Francisco and the Special Course in Salzburg, he works extensively with students from both mainstream and special needs schools. His philosophy is informed by his studies with working with the master teachers like Doug Goodkin, Sophia Lopez-Ibor, and Barbara Haselbach.
Paul has given extensive workshops on the Orff-Schulwerk philosophy in South- East Asia. He is presently overseeing the Orff-Schulwerk Association of Singapore (SingOrff).
President, Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk (ANCOS)
Peta Harper is an experienced Orff-Schulwerk educator from Australia who frequently presents both nationally and internationally, and has taught students from Kindergarten to Tertiary level. A graduate of the ‘Special Course’ at the Orff Institute, Salzburg, Peta has been a presenter of the ANCOS Levels courses and has written education material for a range of professional organisations and institutions. Peta’s understanding and passion for the Orff-Schulwerk approach enable her to find creative ways to gain access to and unlock challenging music and movement experiences for students using a minimum of resources.
SingOrff had the honour of having Peta as presenter for 2018, 2019 and 2022 SingOrff Level One & Two (Orff Pedagogy), as well as workshops in 2019 to 2020.
Lecturer, Mozarteum University, Salzburg
Andrea Ostertag was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1965. After her studies in "Music and Dance Education" at the Orff-Institute from the Mozarteum University, Salzburg, she started to work in music schools, regular schools and other institutions. She also started to give workshops abroad. Since 1991 she has been a member of the Orff teacher’s staff at the Orff-Institute in Salzburg, with emphasis on dance, including folk dancing, dancing with children, dance technique and so on. Besides dance, Andrea is also a Shiatsu practitioner, a Clown Doctor in a hospital, and perform in an a Capella music cabaret group, the “muhTanten”. (Adapted from http://users.rcn.com/kbuckridge/neaosa/clinicians/ostertag.html)
SingOrff had the honour of having Andrea as presenter for 2018, 2019 and 2022 SingOrff Level One & Two (Movement Module), as well as workshops in 2017 & 2018.
REVIEWS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS
“This course has answered all my doubts and questions that were running through my head all these while. The trainers were superbly wonderful and understanding and kind. I would love for them to come again 😍 Thank you to all the committee members who are very friendly and understanding as well.”
Goh Shu Yin
(Level One, 2019)
"Many of the instructors had really excellent ideas that will really help me continue to develop as a teacher and I am excited to bring these back to my classroom! Thank you for all of your hard work!”
(Level One, 2019)
"Wonderful team, very awesome all around. Thank you, SingOrff! I want to try this and that and do this and that with my students!”
(Level One, 2022)