Orff Schulwerk Forum Salzburg
The Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg was founded in 1983 as a public non-profit organisation. It works in close relation to the Carl Orff-Foundation, the Carl-Orff-Institute, the Orff-Center Munich and the international Orff-Schulwerk Associations. The purpose of the Orff-Schulwerk Forum is to provide international information and exchange about the work with Orff-Schulwerk.
The Orff Institute was founded in 1961 by Carl Orff (1895 – 1982) as a central seminar for his “Schulwerk” concerning elemental music and dance education at the Mozart Academy – now known as the University Mozarteum (www.moz.ac.at). Today the institute is a training center with a legendary past, a promising future and a lively current existence shortly before its 50th anniversary. The Institute has made a name for itself worldwide for innovative music and dance pedagogy through the contacts of its teachers and the many young people who have studied here since the beginning.
Orff UK offers an holistic experience through imaginative, practical activities which can be enjoyed in small groups and whole classes. Promotes creativity through encouraging children and their teachers freely to explore and express musical ideas using speech, singing, movement, dance, body percussion and playing instruments. Develops musical skills and understanding through improvising, performing, listening, working with traditional and invented notations, solo and in ensemble. Views music as a dynamic art form to be combined with drama, poetry, dance and art. Enriches and enhances the curriculum for music in schools.
American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA)
The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is a professional organization dedicated to the creative teaching approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. They are united by their belief that music and movement – to speak, sing and play; to listen and understand; to move and create – should be an active and joyful experience.
Carl Orff Canada
Music for Children – Carl Orff Canada – Musique pour enfants is a national organization of over 1000 music educators, dedicated to teaching an exciting and invigorating approach to music education.
Doug Goodkin is most well-known for his work as a music educator and particularly as a proponent of Orff Schulwerk, a dynamic approach to music education developed by composer Carl Orff and his colleague, Gunild Keetman.