Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is known around the world as a center for Graduate Music Education and its Kodaly Summer Graduate Music Program. Building upon this success, Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is launching its Orff Schulwerk Certification Program – Level I in the summer of 2019.
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family’s Orff Schulwerk Certification Program – Level I will be held July 15-26 in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Throughout these two weeks, educators will develop an understanding of the teaching and learning process using the Orff Schulwerk approach to music and movement. Conducted in a joyful and upbeat atmosphere, students will study technique and improvisation, analysis and arranging, pedagogy, movement and recorder as required by the American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA).
Students have the option to enroll in the Orff Schulwerk Certification Program – Level I for graduate credits or noncredit. Those who enroll for graduate credit will earn three graduate credits. All students who successfully complete the two-week course will be awarded the AOSA level certificate acknowledging participation and number of course hours. (NOTE: This certificate is not the Orff Schulwerk Certificate from AOSA – this is awarded upon completion of all three levels of Orff Schulwerk levels of training.)
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family’s Orff Schulwerk Certification Program – Level I will be held July 15-26 in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Check back in November for a daily schedule!
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Paul Weller has been teaching elemental music for more than 15 years to grades K-5. He earned a B.A. from St. Olaf College, M.A. in Education from Saint Mary’s University and Orff Schulwerk Levels training at the University of St. Thomas. He has taught workshops locally, nationally, has presented numerous times at the AOSA national convention, and is an Orff Level I and II teacher trainer. Paul Lives in Minnesota with his wife and two kids where he spends his free time cooking, reading, biking, and drinking tea.
Griff Gall is an elementary music and movement specialist in Danvers, MA. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Westminster Choir College and completed his Level III Orff Schulwerk training through Boston University while earning his Master of Music in Education with additional Orff training at the University of St. Thomas. He is a frequent clinician for state, local, and national music education workshops in the areas of creative movement, Orff Schulwerk, and handbell pedagogy. Griff was also the 2016 recipient of the Donna Nagle Award for Excellence in General Music from the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. He has contributed articles for the Orff Echo and Massachusetts Music Educators Journal and is
John Barnes is a member of the faculty at Georgetown Day School, Washington, DC, where he teaches general music to students in grades two through eight. Previously, he taught for nine years at Sully Elementary School in Loudoun County, Virginia. While at Sully, John served as chair of the district’s All-County Chorus Festival, contributed to the district’s research newsletter, Stride, and was a finalist for Shenandoah University’s Teacher of the Year award. Outside of the classroom, he has served in several capacities on the board of the Middle Atlantic Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. He currently holds the position of past president. John has presented workshops for various state MEA conventions and local chapters of AOSA. He completed his Orff-Schulwerk certification and Level IV coursework at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, apprenticed for recorder at The University of St. Thomas, and has been a participant in additional masterclasses throughout the US. John earned a bachelor of science degree in music education at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, and a masters degree in saxophone performance at the University of Florida.
Sister Lorna Zemke is an internationally recognized Kodály Music Educator who is Emeritus of Music at Silver Lake College. Early in her career, Sister Lorna worked alongside Katinka Daniel on a Kodály pilot program in Santa Barbara and also spent six months collecting primary source materials on the Kodály Concept in Hungary. Sister Lorna went on to become one of the founders of organizations including OAKE, MKMEA, and AWAKE. Sister Lorna was the director of the Kodály Graduate Summer Music Program for more than 40 years. Sister Lorna is perhaps best known for being a mentor and role model to countless master teachers.
A gift to the Sister Lorna Zemke Endowed Fund would allow Sister Lorna’s legacy of exemplary music education to live on by way of an Endowed Chair of Music Education.
To make a gift, contact Lori Yeager at 920-686-6273 or click the button below to give online. In appreciation for your gift, Sister Lorna Zemke has requested that she be given the names of all who have donated so that she may personally send her thanks.