ORFF Level II Teacher Education Course

Program Type: 
Orff-Schulwerk Level II
Program Name: 
ORFF Level II Teacher Education Course
Jul 2 2018 - Jul 13 2018

2018 Registration now open!  

Partial Scholarships Available - Completed form must be received by May 4. See information below.

ORFF Level II Teacher Education Course

  • Sponsored by The Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music
  • July 2-13, 2018; Housing is available beginning on Sunday, July 1
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Registration Deadlines

Credit Non-Credit
May 15, 2018
June 15, 2018

The Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education courses are each offered for 3 hours of academic credit (Level II: MUS 55 TBA-101). To receive credit, each participant must register and pay the registration fee by May 15. All required graduate school documentation must be approved by June 8. Instructions will be emailed after your registration and payment are received. Any institute registrations received after May 15 will be considered for non-credit only.

Graduate credit fees are in addition to the $475 registration fee. For 2018, the proposed in-state graduate credit fee, for three credit hours, is $667.53 and the out-of-state fee is $1,669.53. Student Accounts will bill you separately for the credit fees. There are additional Graduate School requirements which must be completed and approved by June 8, 2018. The Graduate School requires several weeks to complete this process if you have never received academic credit from Appalachian State University. After you register here and we have received your payment you receive an email with instructions from Conference and Camp Services. You must complete all of these requirements to receive academic credit.

The non-credit option is appropriate for licensure renewal if a certificate of completion is accepted by your school system. (If uncertain, please check with your school system.)

Registration Fee: $475

Individuals wishing to register after June 15, please contact Frances Keel at 828-262-2921.

Course Overview

Orff-Schulwerk is a unique approach to music education based on the teachings of Carl Orff. This child-centered approach incorporates speech, movement, song, and instrument playing in a creative atmosphere where students are actively engaged in the music making process.

Designed for individuals who have successfully completed an American Orff-Schulwerk Association approved Level I course, this Level II course is intended to further develop participants' understanding of the Orff-Schulwerk process. Instruction in basic pedagogy, alto recorder, movement, and selected special topics is included daily. Course content includes singing, playing, and improvising in duple, triple, compound duple, and changing meters; major (Ionian, Lydian, and Mixolydian) and minor ((Aeolian, Dorian, and Phrygian) modes; and pentatonic and hexatonic scales. Expressive movement as related to music and speech and increased understanding of historic and folk dance forms are emphasized. Participants will develop technique on alto recorder and accuracy in switching between alto and soprano instruments.


Maribeth Yoder-White
Basic and Movement Instructor

Lisa Adkins Runner
Recorder Instructor

A frequent Orff-Schulwerk clinician as well as a respected choral conductor and adjudicator, Dr. Maribeth Yoder-White serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University. She holds degrees from Lenoir-Rhyne College (B.M., Music) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (M.M., Music; Ph.D, Music) where she was a faculty member for nine years. Maribeth studied Orff-Schulwerk with Konnie Saliba, Jeff Kriske, Randy Delelles, and Jos Wuytack. Dr. Lisa Runner is an Associate Professor of Music Education in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University. She holds degrees from Milligan College (B.A., Music, Education), East Tennessee State University (M.A., Media Services/Instructional Technology), and Appalachian State University (Ed.D., Educational Leadership). She completed all levels of Orff Certification at Western Carolina University with Konnie Saliba.


Registration Fee: $475 and includes all instruction, course notes, materials, T-shirt, campus parking permit, and closing dinner. Cost of meals (except closing dinner) are not included in the fee.


We plan to offer a limited number of partial scholarships. To be considered, please fill out the scholarship application and submit by May 4, 2018. 

Class Schedule 2018

Class check-in will be Monday, July 2, 2018, from 7:30-8:00 a.m. on the second floor of the Hayes School of Music/Broyhill Music Center. Class begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and concludes each day at 4:00 p.m.


All materials used in the course will be provided.


You will be most comfortable in casual summer clothing and comfortable shoes that allow freedom of movement.

Accommodations (optional)

Level II Housing July 1-13, 2018  

  • $702 - One person per suite  
  • $366 - Two persons per suite 
  • $258 - Four persons per suite 
  • Includes 12 nights lodging and one linen exchange

Housing is available in a suite-style residence hall. Two bedrooms are connected by a bathroom to make a suite. Each bedroom has 2 twin beds. On the registration pages, you have an option of one per suite (1 person with private bathroom) or two per Suite (1 person per bedroom/2 per suite/2 per bathroom).  Or you may choose four per Suite (2 persons per bedroom/4 per suite/4 per bathroom).

Your roommate or suite-mate must be a registered participant of this program. If you do not have a roommate, you will automatically be charged as a single occupant. If you wish to share a room with another participant you don't know, please advise us. Linens are provided and consist of: 2 towels, 2 washcloths, 2 sheets, 1 pillowcase, 1 pillow, and 1 blanket.  Linens are provided at check-in Sunday, July 1 and an exchange provided again on Friday, July 6.

The residence hall has wireless internet but at times is difficult to access.  To ensure uninterrupted internet service, you may wish to bring an Ethernet cord to use in the dormitory.

Additional course information (directions, etc.) will be emailed with confirmation/receipt of registration.

If you prefer a hotel, information about local accommodations can be found through the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce at www.boonechamber.com, or High Country Host at www.highcountryhost.com.


You may cancel your workshop registration on or before June 15 for a full refund minus a $50 processing fee. After June 15 there will be no refunds. Substitutions may be made by calling 828-262-8718.  If you are taking this course for academic credit Student Accounts cancellation policy applies to tuition fees.


Please complete our online registration form whether paying by credit card or check.

To pay by check, complete/submit the online form, print and mail in with your payment. We recommend registering now with a credit card using our secure server.

For registration information contact:

For program information contact:

Frances Keel, Program Director
Office of Conference & Camp Services
ASU Box 32042
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: 828-262-2921

Dr. Lisa Runner
Orff-Schulwerk Program Coordinator
ASU Box 32096
Boone, NC  28608
Phone: 828-262-8051

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