Information for Level 2

Event Information for Level 2 Orff Schulwerk Workshop

In association with the University of Waikato, Orff New Zealand Aotearoa is offering a Level 2 six-day Autumn-workshop in Orff Schulwerk in Christchurch. These workshops will be led by Celia Stewart (Orff practitioner and researcher, Christchurch), Millie Locke(Orff practitioner and researcher, University of Waikato) and Christoph Maubach (Senior lecturer, University of Waikato) and Renée Morin (Orff Practitioner, Auckland).

The workshops, which have been designed to compare with levels of Orff Schulwerk training offered in other parts of the world, may be taken as a stand-alone workshops; successful completion of which entitles participants to Certification in Level 2  Orff Schulwerk.

The workshops are also able to constitute a module contributing to the postgraduate papers at the University: Orff Music Education: Theory and Practice I or II respectively. Enquiries re enrolling in the workshop as part of this paper need to be directed to Professor Terry Locke, School of Education, PB 3105, Hamilton


Celia Stewart

Celia stewart snagit smallCelia Stewart has been involved in music education for many years as a primary and early childhood teacher, tertiary lecturer, music advisor and National Facilitator in primary music. Celia is a passionate Orff advocate and done training in both NZ and Australia. She  has completed a Masters degree in the Orff approach to music education thorough Waikato University.

Christoph Maubach

Christoph from the Waikato brochureChristoph Maubach has been an Orff music education specialist for more than twenty years, and trained at the Orff Institute in Salzburg before moving to Australia where he took up a position at the Australian Catholic University and worked there for a number of years. He has been on the University of Waikato staff as senior lecturer in the Facility of Education for two years. He has presented many workshops at range of locations worldwide.


Millie Locke

Millie Locke photo

Millie Locke’s involvement with Orff Schulwerk began in the 1990s, when as a primary school teacher charged with teaching music, she was introduced to the Orff approach She was awarded an Fellowship in which enabled her to undertake levels training at The Eastman School of Music. Since that time she has been deeply involved in ONZA, facilitating professional development for New Zealand teachers. She is currently undertaking doctoral research into issues related to adaptation of the Orff approach in the New Zealand context.


Renee Morin

Renee morin photo 2013

Renée Morin has taught music in schools for 15 years in both Canada and New Zealand. Her first exposure to the Orff Schulwerk was in Canada. She joined ONZA soon after arriving in New Zealand in 2005. In 2009 she was selected for a one-year programme at the Orff institute in Salzburg, Austria and has returned to New Zealand to share her new knowledge and skills with participants on this course.

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