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October 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education – Orff-Schulwerk will begin on October 2nd, 2020 and will continue to the end of June, 2021.

Entrance Requirements: A completed course of study in music and/or dance pedagogy at an undergraduate level in a home or foreign institution with a diploma or degree. Proof of teaching experience in the area of music and dance pedagogy for a period of at least three years. Proof of fluency in the english language, both written and spoken.

Financing the Course: The total cost of the course is to be covered by tuition fees paid by the participants.
Tuition Fees: EUR 5400,–. A non-refundable registration fee of EUR 600,– will be required after being accepted.
Other Fees: Official documents, books and materials, board and room, excursions, and others. Students are required to pay approx. EUR 20,– per term to the university
students´ association. Living costs run between EUR 500,– and EUR 800,– per month, according to individual standards.

Course Credits: 56 European Credit Transfer System Points (ECTS). Students from abroad should make arrangements with their local universities for graduate credits.

Housing Information: Will be distributed with the application form along with information about payment of fees.

Application Forms: The deadline for receiving application forms is April 1st, 2020.

 Special Course application form


Course Content

Pedagogy and Didactics

Orff-Schulwerk Sources and Adaptations

Didactics of Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy and Practice Teaching

Music and dance for People with Special Needs

Music and Dance for Different Age Groups: Early Childhood, Adolescents, Seniors

Weekly Round-Table Discussions Relevant to Studies

Elemental Music Theatre


Music Ensemble and Improvisation

Composing with and for Children Percussion Ensemble

Vocal Education for Children

Theory and Practice of Instrument Building

Recorder Ensemble


Movement and Dance

Movement and Dance Technique

Basic Choreography and Improvisation

Movement Accompaniment

Ethnic Dances

Projects in Integrating the Arts


Series of Lectures

…extending the studies in relevant areas

Carl Orff and his Stage Works

Aesthetic Education

Orff-Schulwerk and the Contemporary Arts

History of Orff-Schulwerk
(total 615 lessons)



Other Activities
Excursions …to schools in and around Salzburg and to places directly connected with the life and works of Carl Orff are planned (his home and museum in Diessen am Ammersee, The Orff Centre Munich, cultural events in Salzburg, Munich, Vienna and elsewhere). These excursions will require extra fees for transportation and overnight accommodation.


Observation of Children‘s Classes at the Orff Institute and in schools nearby is highly recommended. Approximately 150 children attend weekly classes in music and dance which are taught by Orff Institute faculty as well as students enrolled in the Baccalaureate and Master Courses.


Examinations Final examinations requiring a positive result are held at the end of the summer semester and include: • a written thesis • a colloquium • practice teaching • the performance of a study with original music and dance compositions developed and directed by the student


October 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am
June 30 @ 5:00 pm
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+43 662 6198-6100


Orff institute
Mozartium University, Frohnburgweg 55
Salzburg, 5020 Austria
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+43 662 6198-6100