Course Description

Reviews the practices learned in Level I and dives deeper into the creative music and movement approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman known for using movement, speech, and instruments to improvise and compose. The curriculum will review and complete work with additional pentatonic scales in preparation for activities involving hexatonic scales and the diatonic modes (Aeolian, Dorian, Mixolydian, Phrygian) in ways that are accessible and appealing to both you and your students.  Rhythmic work will expand to more interesting and complex pieces in meters of 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and irregular combinations.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Articulate metric structures including 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and irregular combinations
  • Articulate syncopated patterns
  • Sing hexatonic song material accurately
  • Improvise simple structures in pre-diatonic scales (5- and 6- tone), major and minor, using syllables and text
  • Sing modal song material accurately and appropriately for classroom presentation
  • Improvise simple structures in modes using syllables or a selected text
  • Sing songs, exercises, and improvisations in alternative pentatonic scales
  • Sing and play chord-shift accompaniment patterns for an appropriate melody
  • Display a pedagogical understanding of Orff-Schulwerk concepts
  • Play songs, melodies, and improvisations in pre-diatonic scales and modes
  • Play accompaniment patterns (simple and moving drones, ostinati, shifting triades) for melodic structures not requiring harmonic change


Prerequisite:Orff-Schulwerk Level I Certificate.
Thank you for your interest in this course. No offerings are available at this time.
Required fields are indicated by .