Music for Children was founded by the well-known German composer and music educator Carl Orff (1895-1982), and developed by Gunild Keetman (1904-1990). The Orff approach was introduced to Canada in 1974 by Professor Doreen Hall (b. 1921). The Orff philosophy advocates that music teaching be experimental and elemental. The basic elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, form, and expression are experienced through a pedagogy of imitation, exploration, literacy, improvisation, and composition. The Orff teaching process involves speech, song, movement, recorder playing, playing of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments, and listening.
The Manitoba Orff Chapter is the provincial section of our national organization:
MUSIC FOR CHILDREN - CARL ORFF CANADA - MUSIQUE POUR ENFANT
The members of the Manitoba Orff Chapter of Music for Children - Carl Orff Canada - Musique pour enfants are committed to the philosophy and pedagogy of the Carl Orff approach to music education. We advocate inclusive, quality education for all Manitoba students, facilitated by specialized Orff music educators in an environment that fosters a life-long engagement with music.
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