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Music Education Professional Development Seminars

Summer 2019 – PreK-Grade 5 Music Education

MUED 554 - Orff Schulwerk, MLT, & Design Models for Music Learning, PK-Grade 5 (3cr.)


Guest Lecturer – Manju Durairaj

Manju teaches music at the Latin School of Chicago, and is an adjunct professor at VanderCook College Chicago. She is program chair and past president of GCAOSA. She was on the Diversity Commission of the American Orff Schulwerk Association and is on the Elementary General Music Council of IL Music Education Association. She is a certified Orff Schulwerk teacher instructor, SMART certified trainer and exemplary educator and a Seesaw ambassador/trainer. She has presented at national and international music education conferences as well as at Orff and Kodály chapters. Her publications with Hal Leonard include InterAct with Music Assessment Levels 1 and 2, InterAct Levels 1&2 Student Activities for Devices and Print, Technology in Today’s Music Classroom, and Dancing Around the World with Music Express Magazine.

Course Schedule

July 15-19, 2019 - 6 online preparation/introduction modules to be completed on your own time
July 22-26, 2019 – 5 days face-to-face, 8:30-12:00 & 1:00-4:00, UofSC Copenhaver Band Hall
Graduate Credit Final Project Due 8.2.19 online. Required only for those students taking graduate credit.

Course Description

From an overview of the historical context of PK and elementary music education, to the elaboration of the process of guided play, imitation, exploration, improvisation, composition and literacy, to composing for and facilitating creativity in Orff ensembles, this course guides participants through protocols for collaborative and inclusive learning, planning, developing and implementing a culturally relevant Orff Schulwerk & MLT focused curriculum within the UbD (Understanding by Design), 21st Century Framework and UDL (Universal Design for Learning) contexts. Teachers will be guided through sources for researching, collecting and organizing grade appropriate material and activities, developing rubrics for diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments while incorporating the South Carolina College- and Career-ready Visual and Performing Arts Standards (2017) and incorporating technology effectively.


This course is available for graduate credit (3), undergraduate credit (3), or CEUs (3 cr. equivalent).
Graduate Credit Fee - Visit here to determine your fee. If you are not a current graduate student, you will also need to apply for non-degree seeking status here.
Undergraduate Credit Fee - Visit here to determine your fee.
Workshop Fee - Visit here to pay your fee of $670.

For more information, email Dr. Wendy Valerio or call 803-777-5482.