Music Scholarships

Offering Level I and II this summer!

July 18-22 and 25-29, 2022 | NDSU

Join the faculty of North Dakota State University’s Orff Schulwerk Level I — Dan Gullick, Julie Blakeslee, Kate Webster, and Brian Burnett — for a ten-day certification program offering a unique opportunity with a variety of options, including:

  • Accreditation through the American Orff Schulwerk Association
  • Three hours credit towards NDSU Master of Music in Music Education degree or continuing education for those interested in enriching their teaching
  • The opportunity to spend time working with nationally recognized master teachers
  • Connect with colleagues in the region
  • Rekindle your passion for teaching and prepare for the new school year

Registration

Orff Level I

Orff Level II


More Information

Parking: T2 is a pay lot with metered parking and there is street parking approximately two blocks directly south from the Reineke Fine Arts Center. If you wish, a summer parking pass is available for $25. If you are attending summer classes and need a STUDENT permit for Summer Session parking, permits may be purchased online at Campus Connection. You may pick up your permit at Parking and Transportation Services during the business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Permits must be properly displayed to be valid.

Summer Housing for students registered for Professional Development or Degree Eligible Credit is available; please contact 701-231-7557.

For more information please contact Charlette Moe.

Required Texts

Required texts can be purchased here.
Level One Required Texts
Music for Children Volume 1 (Murray Edition)
Elementaria by Keetman
Rhythmische Ubung by Gunild Keetman (Schott)
Soprano Recorder – Yamaha 300 series model required
Descants for Recorder by Kenneth Simpson
Orff ReEchoes Volume 1 edited by Isabel McNeill Carley

One of these technique books
(to be decided the first day, and available for purchase at the course):
Sweet Pipes Recorder Book for Soprano (blue) OR
Basic Recorder Technique, Vol. 2 by Hugh Orr for soprano

Level Two Required Texts
Music for Children Volumes 2 & 4 (Murray Edition)
Elementaria by Keetman
Rhythmische Ubung by Gunild Keetman (Schott)
Soprano AND Alto Recorders – Yamaha 300 series model REQUIRED
The Recorder Consort, Vol. 1 by Steve Rosenberg

One of these technique books
(to be decided the first day, and available for purchase at the course):
Sweet Pipes Recorder Book for Soprano (blue) OR
Basic Recorder Technique, Vol. 2 by Hugh Orr for soprano

Any Yamaha tenor and bass recorders you may have access to that you are willing to share during the course. We will clean them!

Staff paper or music notation software
Three-ring binder (2-inch) with tab dividers
Notebook paper for note taking or other note-taking medium
Access to folksong & poetry materials (books or websites)

Faculty Information

Julie Blakeslee taught K-6 music in Billings, MT for thirty years. She teaches recorder in AOSA certification courses at the University of Missouri, St. Louis and University of Montana. She completed her Orff training including Levels, Master and Curriculum courses at the University of St. Thomas. Julie is an active clinician, a National Board Certified Teacher, and past-president of Treasure State Orff.
Dan Gullick Dan Gullick teaches kindergarten through fifth grade music at Liberty Ridge Elementary, part of ISD 833, in Woodbury, Minnesota. He co-directs a fourth and fifth grade extra curricular choir and has founded a fourth and fifth grade Orff ensemble at his school. He holds a BA in music from Luther College and an MA in music education with an emphasis in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas. He is the department leader for elementary music teachers in ISD 833 for which he develops and presents professional development, and has supported the implementation of standards based grading. Dan is the current President of Minnesota Orff, is an AOSA digital mentor, and is an AOSA approved teacher educator.
Dr. Kate Webster is a K-6 Music Specialist in the Stillwater Area Public Schools District near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kate has experience teaching general/vocal music and choir K-8. She is also a certified yoga instructor with an emphasis on vinyasa yoga, a practice embedded with movement. She completed her Orff training including Levels, Master, and Curriculum courses at the University of St. Thomas. Kate currently serves as the Past President of the MN Orff Chapter and is an active presenter at both state and national conferences. She teaches Movement Level I, II, and III at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Kate is excited to bring Orff to the Fargo area!

Brian Burnett taught elemental music K-6 near Toledo, Ohio for 35 years, teaches AOSA teacher-education courses, and serves as the National Conference Director for AOSA. He was a contributor to both “Share the Music” and “Spotlight on Music” textbook series and has published articles for the Orff Echo, the OMEA Triad and MMB Music’s Teach-ing With Orff website. He has presented music & movement workshops across the nation and Canada.