International Courses

Orff Courses 2015/ 2016

Full details of all Orff courses below can be obtained through our Contact Details page and booking forms are available on the booking forms page. Usual fees for 1 and 2 day courses in UK (unless stated otherwise): 2 days - £95 (members £80, students/retired members £45)1 day - £75 (members £60, students/retired members £40).


If you are keen to attend any Orff courses in the UK or elsewhere in the world, there are a number of bursaries available from the Orff Society UK. Please use the contact form on this website to get in touch.

UK Orff Regional Courses

For UK courses, please use our Map of Courses.


9th International Orff-Schulwerk Symposium 7th - 10th July 2016

Music and Dance teachers have new challenges, chances and also dangers in the age of new media. In today’s continually technologized world and with the development of digital media it seems that Elemental Music and Dance Education is in diametric opposition. What is the importance of body oriented music making, sensitization of aesthetic perception, and the differentiation of individual expression through music and dance in the light of technological possibilities in a society that is shaped by digital influences? Which media support and enrich our work?

The 9th International Symposium, held by the Orff Institute in cooperation with the Orff Schulwerk Forum Salzburg, is an opportunity to pursue such questions. A variety of approaches with diverse media provide impulses for debates and discussions.

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Orff Institute International Summer Course 10th - 16th July 2016

Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy – Orff Schulwerk. A week of workshops taught in English by practitioners such as Sofía López-Ibor, Christa Coogan, Andrea Sangiorgio, Ari Glage. See the flyer for more information and for booking.

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Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education Orff Schlwerk 2016/2017

Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education Orff Schulwerk will begin on October 3rd, 2016 and will continue to the end of June, 2017. See the leaflet for more details.

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19th International Summer Course – “Orff meets Kodály”

From Tuesday, July 12th till Sunday, July 17th 2016 in Pécs, Hungary

In cooperation with the University of Pécs / Hungary

Topic of this seminar: „The Elemental Music-Theater“

For Teachers of Pre-School and Early School Education. Integration of Music – Movement – Dance as a Process of Intercultural Understanding


We started these successful Seminary and program in 1996. It is the result of the successful transcultural collaboration of Middle and Eastern Eurpopean Countries and Orff-Associations. The goals of the seminary are the deepening and further development of the principles of holistic and elemental music pedagogy in schools and other establishments. Introduced and transmitted by international Orff-Schulwerk-Teachers.

This course is open for participants from all over the world. The official teaching language is English.

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