Orff Schulwerk: Reflections and Directions
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Orff Schulwerk: Reflections and Directions Edited by Cecilia Wang Hardcover Book 305 pagesHow do we best promote music learning in the new century?
In this book, 20 internationally recognized leaders of the Orff-Schulwerk approach to music education reflect on the past, take a critical look at the present, and set a vision for Orff Schulwerk in the twenty-first century.
Orff Schulwerk: Reflections and Directions is divided into four sections. The first explores the state of Orff Schulwerk throughout the world: Europe, Latin America, Australia, South Africa, and in diverse communities in the United States. Section Two explores Orff Schulwerk in early childhood, the band room, teacher education, and current research. In Section Three, the authors look to the future, focusing on creativity with Orff Schulwerk, teaching children with special needs, jazz education, music of other cultures, and adapting future technologies.
The critical fourth section features ten detailed, field-tested lesson plans, adapting the Orff-Schulwerk approach into a wide range of teaching situations. These lesson plans will inspire teachers to the wide range of creativity possible in the music classroom and serve as templates for teachers looking for fresh ideas and ways to fully explore the Orff- Schulwerk approach.
Orff Schulwerk: Reflections and Directions is intended for music teachers of all levels, including teacher trainers, teachers of children with special needs, and university professors and researchers. For those curious about Orff Schulwerk, or those who want to have a deeper understanding of best practices in teaching music—or are eager to explore innovative music teaching strategies— this book is essential.
1.  Why Orff Schulwerk? – Cecilia Wang 2.  Critical Issues in Orff Schulwerk – Carlos R. Abril
Section One – Orff Schulwerk: A Global Perspective
3.  From the Old World to the New: Cultivating Orff’s Wildflower from Europe to the USA – Jane Frazee, USA 4.  Orff Schulwerk in Latin America: Diverse Experiences – Ana Lucía Frega, Argentina 5.  Orff Schulwerk in Australia – Robyn Staveley, Australia 6.  South Africa: Developing Identity in a Pluralistic Community – Nicola F. Mason, South Africa 7.  At Home with Global Connections: Understanding Diversity in Our Schools – Arvida Steen, USA 8.  Thoughts about Orff Schulwerk and "Culture"in Today’s Classrooms – Mary Shamrock, USA
Section Two – Reflections
9.  Orff-Schulwerk Research: Where Are We? – Cecilia Wang and David Sogin 10. Research Study – Orff in Band: Research and Implementation – Nicola F. Mason and K. Michelle Lewis 11. Research Study – Music Education Philosophies and Practices of Early Childhood Educators – Terri Brown Lenzo 12. Orff Schulwerk in Undergraduate Music Education: Promise and Possibility – Judith W. Bond 13. Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education: Reflections and Directions for the Twenty-First Century – Cindy Hall and Jay Broeker
Section Three – Directions for the Twenty-First Century
14. Creative Thinking in Orff Schulwerk – D. Gregory Springer 15. Adapting Orff Techniques for Individuals with Special Needs – Lori F. Gooding 16. Jazz and Orff – Kimberly McCord 17. Balinese Gamelan Angklung Adapted for Orff Instruments – Han, Kuo-Huang 18. Neuroscience, Technology, and Music Education – Robyn Staveley
Lesson Plans for the Twenty-First-Century Classroom
Selected Resources for Orff Schulwerk Lesson Plans

Gumboot Dancing – Janice Evans, presented by Nicola Mason
Hop, Old Squirrel – Lori F. Gooding
Taiko and Technology, Part 1 – Cindy Hall
Taiko and Technology, Part 2 – Cindy Hall
Hold On – Jo Ella Hug
Rum Tum Tugger – Jo Ella Hug
Band Composition – K. Michelle Lewis
My Favorite Music – Nicola F. Mason
G Blues Improvisation – Kimberly McCord
Cai Shen Dao – Orff Arrangement: Margaret Thong



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AuthorWang, Cecilia
PublisherGIA Publications


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