The «Orff Centre Munich» is dedicated to the scientific research of the life and work of Carl Orff.
Department for Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy at the University of Salzburg
Founded in 1961, the «Orff Institute» explores the connection between music, dance and language based on the artistic-pedagogical concept of Carl Orff and Gunhild Keetman. The focus is on the promotion of creative potential and artistic expression.
The degree course in Elemental Music and Dance/Movement Pedagogy qualifies students for a wide range of established professional fields at the interface of artistic/pedagogical work and those to be developed in the future. It is particularly committed to the scientific and artistic-practical development of music and dance education and has set itself the task of keeping alive the tradition of the Orff-Schulwerk, its documentation and its further development.
In its character and orientation, the Orff Institute is a place of research-led teaching and is the centre of a worldwide network of music and dance education.
Since 2018 it is back again: the «Carl-Orff-Festival», now under the new name «ORFF® Festival Andechs Ammersee». In close cooperation with the composer and Orff-pupil Wilfried Hiller, Florian Zwipf-Zaharia has created a new concept which includes different locations – in Andechs and around the Ammersee.
The German Orff-Schulwerk Association is one of almost 50 associations operating worldwide which are committed to the fundamental ideas of the Orff-Schulwerk and its contemporary presentation. It provides information about current issues in Elemental Music and Movement Education and supports the work in around 20 regions within Germany.
Founded in 1949, the history of this family business is closely connected with the history of the Orff-Schulwerk. Klaus Becker-Ehmck built the percussion instruments of the Orff-instrumentarium, which are used throughout the world, entirely in accordance with Carl Orff's wishes. Today, the range of products extends from instruments for Elementary music-making to the «Royal Percussion» programme for professional percussionists.
Today, the STUDIO 49 is managed by Bernd Becker-Ehmck in the second generation.
The Austrian Orff-Schulwerk Association is a non-profit association which provides comprehensive and up-to-date information in the fields of Elemental Music and Dance Education and supports its members both ideally and materially.
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