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Dates: July 22 - August 2, 2024

Where: University of Missouri-St. Louis, Touhill Performing Arts Center

Fee: Early Bird Fee - $750  by May 15; $775 after May 15.
Graduate credit hours available for an additional fee.

Housing is available for participants. See registration form for additional housing information.


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Workshop Information

Orff-Schulwerk certification is offered in conjunction with the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA). Level I certifcation will be offered this summer. This course of study is for anyone with music training who wishes to acquire basic knowledge and pedagogic skill in the Orff-Schulwerk philosophy.  Included are rhymes and poetry, movement and singing games vocal and instrumental development, soprano recorder, elemental forms, major-minor pentatonic scales and improvisation.

Level 1 – Instructor: David Row
Entry level workshop appropriate for participants who have not yet received Orff Level 1 Certification

Movement  – Instructor: Jessica Dunnick

Recorder – Instructor: Andy Goodman

The Orff Schulwerk program at the University of Missouri - St. Louis is accredited by the American Orff Schulwerk Association.

For more information, contact Prof. Kim Warger (kimwarger@umsl.edu).


David Row

David Row (Level I): David Row loves teaching music to kids!  A Nebraska native and Midwesterner at heart, David now lives and teaches in the Kansas City metro area for the DeSoto Unified School District.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory, completed three levels and a master course in Orff Schulwerk training, and has extensive experience with critical thinking in the arts.  David is an active clinician and has presented workshops at national, state, and local conventions across the United States and Canada.  He is an AOSA-approved Orff Schulwerk teacher educator and teaches Level 1 Pedagogy at the OCPS & Central Florida Orff Chapter Summer Course in Orlando.  On his blog, MakeMomentsMatter.org, David shares ideas about classroom content, management, lesson plans, critical thinking, and more.  Search for “Make Moments Matter:  A Music Education Podcast!” wherever you download podcasts or catch up with David every week on his “Musical Mondays” LIVE videos on Facebook.


andy goodman

Andy Goodman (Recorder):  Dr. Andy Goodman is Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Missouri – St. Louis where he teaches a variety of courses in the teacher preparation program.  With nearly 20 years of teaching experience in K-12 schools, he is an active clinician in music education, specifically the teacher preparation and the Orff approach to classroom music. He has taught recorder in Orff Schulwerk courses since 1999. His current research relates to success factors in online teaching.



Jessica Dunnick (Movement):  Jessica Dunnick is the Music Specialist at Bowman Woods Elementary in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, part of the Linn-Mar Community School District. Jessica has her B.A. in Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa and her M.A. in Music Education with an Emphasis in Orff from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She is a past President of the First Iowa Orff Chapter and is a certified Teacher Educator of Movement through the American Orff Schulwerk Association. She recently received the Yager Exemplary Teaching Recognition Award from the University of Northern Iowa. She also offers professional development workshops focused on movement and peer-mediated teaching.