• Orff Teacher Training
    Orff Teacher Training
    Level 1 - July 6th to July 17th


Due to the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 we have made the unfortunate but necessary decision to cancel the Orff Teacher Training scheduled for our summer session. If you have already registered we ask for your patience as we are processing a large volume of registrations/refunds at this time.

Come join us at the state-of-the-art Mount Royal University Conservatory for an exciting summer program designed to enhance teaching techniques and bring new perspectives to a child-centered approach to music education. 


The Orff Level 1 Teacher Training program provides music teachers with the skills necessary to deliver a child-centered music program that combines the elements of speech, rhythm, movement, dance, and song in an active and creative environment. The Orff approach to music education encompasses melidoc and rhythmic training, improvisation, the study of different scales and accompaniments with a focus on elemental forms.


Registration Opens March 1st 

Course CRN Day Date Fee
Basic Orff Ensemble and Pedagogy 70093 M-F Jul. 6 - 17 $450
Recorder - Orff Level 1 70094 M-F Jul. 6 - 17 $145
Movment - Orff Level 1 70095 M-F Jul. 6 - 17 $145
Choral - Orff Level 1  70096 M-F Jul. 6 - 17 $145
**Please note that the total cost of the Orff Teacher Training Course is $885 and does not include the cost of the ORFF Level 1 Teacher Training Course Pack. 
Individual Course Descriptions
Basic ORFF Ensemble and Pedagogy
The Pedagogy and Ensemble component of the Orff Level 1 program is intended to: 
  • Provide students with a framework for understanding the elements of music
  • Develop this understanding in an active and integrated way


The Recorder component of the Orff Level 1 program is intended to: 

  • Develop the student's personal recorder playing skills
  • Enhance the student's understanding of how to teach recorder


The Movement component of the Orff Level 1 program is intended to: 

  • Give the student opportunities to understand the connection between movement and music
  • Build the experience needed by students to use movment successfully in the Basic Orff Pedagogy and Ensemble, recorder and choral components of the program. 
  • Establish a set of practical approaches to teaching movement
  • Build a common movement vocabulary for use in all components of the program.
  • Reinforce, support, and express the concepts covered in the Basic Orff Ensemble and Pedagogy component. 


The Choral component of the Orff Level 1 program is intended to:

  • Develop the student's vocal skills
  • Improve the student's understanding of the application of choral singing in an Orff setting


Daily Schedule

Time Class
8:00 - 10:15 a.m. Ensemble and Pedagogy
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Ensemble and Pedagogy
11:35 a.m. - 12:35 a.m.  Movement
12:35 - 1:15 p.m.  Lunch
1:20 - 2:20 p.m. Recorder
2:25 - 3:25 Choral
3:30 - 4:30 Assign HR

For more information regarding this program please visit the Calgary Orff Chapter website or email the Calgary Orff Chapter Director. 


Housing is available on campus. There are single, double, and quad rooms available with a common space along with family accomodations. Please contact the Mount Royal University residence office for more information. 

Public Transportation around Calgary is very accessible and includes the new MAX yellow line that comes directly to MRU. Please see the Parking and Transportation home page for more information.   

Food may be found on campus at Wickham House along with coffee and snacks at Tim Hortons or Barrow. There are also a few restaurants within walking distance including Spot On Cafe, Subway, and Dominos. 



For new students, you will need to create a log in ID and PIN

For existing students, you can log in directly through the "Register Now" button. 


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