Levels Courses 2024

QOSA Orff Levels Training Courses 2024 Expression of Interest

Nationally Accredited Teacher Training Courses Levels 1 - 4

Creative Music and Movement Education

Optional Dates for levels courses in BRISBANE:
Week 1 June/July Holidays - Monday 24 June - Friday 28 June 2024
Week 2 June/July Holidays - Monday 1 July - Friday 5 July 2024
Week 1 September Holidays - Monday 16 September - Friday 20 September 2024
Week 2 September Holidays - Monday 23 September - Friday 27 September 2024

QOSA would like your assistance to help us plan for Levels Courses in 2024.

We welcome you to complete the Expression of Interest form to indicate which level (1 - 4) and preferred dates (June/July or September Holidays) that you are interested in to participate with QOSA in 2024.

Please note: You may only register for one level course during this period. There is no prerequisite for Level 1, but each Level is then a prerequisite for the next.

The feasibility of running these courses is dependent on minimum numbers, and we are hoping to avoid disappointment of having to cancel due to insufficient participants.

Please note, access to Google Forms is blocked by some school systems and hence you may need to use a personal login to access the digital form. 

Expressions of Interest Close: Monday 1 April 2024

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If you have found Orff Schulwerk workshops stimulating and want to gain greater insight into the practical application of Orff principles in teaching, you will welcome this opportunity to immerse yourself in Orff processes with the guidance of experienced Orff teachers.

Whilst both challenging and great fun, this sequential course is guaranteed to deepen your understanding of the Orff approach and to provide you with the tools to implement these ideas creatively in your own educational setting.

The course fee includes tuition with comprehensive notes.

Both morning and afternoon teas are also provided.  BYO lunch.         

An ANCOS approved Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to attendees who successfully complete all attendance, participation and assessment requirements.

Registrations and information regarding which levels will be offered will be sent out by the end of April 2024.

For further information, please contact info@qosa.org.au

The following fundamental areas of the Orff approach will be covered:

  • Orff Pedagogy: The cornerstone of the Orff approach. This strand deals with the sequence of activities (the Orff process) and the use of specific teaching techniques.                              
  • Orchestration, Analysis & Literature: In the Orff approach, the emphasis on learning lies within the process of learning. Analysis of works therefore, usually occurs after participants have learnt to play, improvise, move, sing and/or speak to a particular piece of music that exemplifies Orff theory.
  • Technique & Improvisation: In this strand, creative skills and playing techniques on melodic and non-melodic instruments are experienced. Improvisation is explored on all media, including the voice and body. The care and use of the Orff ensemble is also covered.
  • Vocal Development: In the Orff approach, the voice plays an important role through vocables, speech and singing.  This is also incorporated in most of the other strands.                   
  • Movement & Dance: The Orff approach recognises a close connection between music and movement and that involvement in one enhances understanding of the other. In this strand, movement vocabulary is learned for creative expressions, as well as for set dance forms.              
  • Recorder: The recorder plays a useful role in the Orff Schulwerk approach.  This strand will look at the history, playing technique, and various ways of using the instrument in the classroom. In Level 1 we start with a descant recorder, and by Level 4 we have explored the treble, tenor and bass recorders.