Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy - Orff Institute
The composer and educationalist Carl Orff founded the Orff Institute in 1961 as the centre of elemental music and dance education at the Mozarteum University. Orff Schulwerk regards the relationship between music, language and dance as the basis of musical socialisation and development of the personality. The Carl Orff Institute is devoted to training teachers for elemental music and dance/movement education in schools and freelance at all levels of training. The Institute is committed in particular to the academic as well as the artistic and practical development of music and dance education and sees its duty in keeping alive the tradition of Orff Schulwerk, documenting its progress and promoting its further evolvement.
Deputy Head of Department: Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr. Anna Maria Kalcher
Hector Buenfil Palacios
Mag. Shirley Day-Salmon
Ass.-Prof. Mag.phil. Dr.rer.nat. Erik Esterbauer MA.
Mag. Micaela Grüner-Hönnemann MAS
Barbara Haselbach Univ.-Prof.i.R.
Angelika Holzer MA.
Andrea Ostertag MA.
Susanne Rebholz MSc.
Mag. Hildegard Starlinger
Clara Tinsobin MA.
Mag.art. Barbara Tischitz-Winklhofer
Univ.Prof. MMag. Anna Barbara Töller BA.
Mag.art. Doris Valtiner-Pühringer
Mag.art. Dr.phil. Astrid Weger-Purkhart
Dr.phil. Manuela Widmer
Mandana Yadollahi Farsani