Music Scholarships

Offering Level I this summer!

July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2, 2019 | NDSU

Join the faculty of North Dakota State University’s Orff Schulwerk Level I — Dan Gullick, Julie Blakeslee, Kate Webster, Brian Burnett, and Chris Judah-Lauder — 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

WEST MUSIC has a new online catalog!
Online Course Catalog:

Use the promo code 8NDSU during check out to get the free shipping.

NOTE: this offer is for free shipping on the entire order (with a $25 minimum purchase), so participants are welcome to add other things to their order in addition to their course materials (standard exclusions apply)! It’s a great time to stock up.

Place your order several weeks prior to the course to ensure that their order arrives in time there is a listed date on your course catalog page that they should place their order by as a suggestion. We’ll still be bringing these with us with the bookstore for those last-minute registrants, though.


  • MUSC 771 (Orff Level I) Degree Eligible Credit (3 graduate credits, may be applied to M.M.M.E. with NDSU)
  • MUSC 2000 Professional Development Credit (3 graduate credits. Continuing Education Credit. $1125)

For tuition costs, please visit

Degree Credit
MUSC 771 (Orff Level I) Degree Eligible Credit (3 graduate credits, may be applied to M.M.M.E. with NDSU)
Professional Development Credit
MUSC 2000 Professional Development Credit (3 graduate credits. Continuing Education Credit. $1125)


More Information

Required texts and recorders will be available for purchase starting at 7:30 a.m. on July 22, 2019, in Room 113 of Reineke Fine Arts Center on the NDSU campus. Instruments from West Music Company will also be available for purchase.

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 available; please contact 701-231-7557.

For more information please contact Charlette Moe.

Required Texts

Level One 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

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

Faculty Information

Julie Blakeslee teaches K-6 music in Billings, MT and directs recorder, drum and guitar ensembles in her two schools. She holds a Master’s degree from Montana State University. Her Orff journey began at the University of Montana; and she completed certification at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. Julie presents in workshops and conferences at the local, state, and national levels. She has taught in Orff certification courses at the University of Missouri, St. Louis; University of Montana, and Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, and president-elect of Treasure State Orff, the Montana chapter of AOSA.
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.

Chris Judah-Lauder taught elementary and middle school music for 40 years in public and private schools. She is a regular presenter at state, regional, national conferences, Canada, China and Seoul. She is a Past President of AOSA and was the National Conference Chair for the 2009 and 2017 AOSA Conferences. Chris is currently consulting for title one schools in Fort Worth, Texas working directly in the classroom with the music teacher and K-5 students.

Chris teaches AOSA-approved Teacher Education Courses at various universities across the United States. She is a senior author for Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, has sixteen publications including Drum with a Passion and Games, Groups, and Gems, In the Modes, Hand Drums on the Move.