Jodie Schoppmann

Developing a Beginning Band Program Involving the Orff Method

Through the support of the Presidential Scholars program I will explore the Orff-Schulwerk approach to teaching music.  Orff is a form of music education that explores music by means of movement, rhythm, and various musical techniques.  In addition to becoming certified in the Orff-Schulwerk approach, I plan to develop a curriculum for beginning band that involves Orff concepts.