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Mag. Shirley Day-Salmon

Lecturer in Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg


Mag.phil. Shirley Salmon B.A.Hons., P.G.C.E

1971 - 1974 studied Music at York University, England (BA Hons) and piano with Susan Bradshaw, London.

1974 - 1976 music teacher at Ibstock Place School (demonstration school of the Froebel Institute) London and at Morley College, London

1976 - 1977 Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Froebel Institute, London (PGCE London University)

Pianist in the Meridian Ensemble

1977 moved to Austria and took further training in music and movement education, music therapy, sign language and integrative education

2004 Masters in Educational Science (M. Phil., University of Innsbruck)

1978 - 1991 Free-lance work in Kindergartens and with family groups from the Lebenshilfe

From 1981 to 2003 employed by the County of Styria using music and movement with mentally disabled adults, behaviourally disturbed children, families with disabled children, hearing impaired and deaf children especially in integrative groups

Since 1984: lecturer at the Carl Orff-Institute for elemental Music and Dance Education, University Mozarteum, Salzburg. Subjects: Didactics, Theory and Practice of music and dance in integrative education and in community work, Foundations of integrative/inclusive education, teaching practice.

Coordinator of the elective specializiation "Music and Dance for people in integrative education and in the community"

Director of the one-year in-service university training course "Musik und Tanz in sozialer Arbeit und integrativer Pädagogik".

Since 2006 director of the postgraduate university course "Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education - Orff-Schulwerk".

Director and teacher on summer courses at the Carl Orff-Institute.

Since 2001 - 2015: part-time lecturer in music education and rhythmic musical education at the state university for teacher training (pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark) Graz and at the Catholic University College  for Education  (kirchliche pädagogische Hochschule), Graz


Courses, workshops and lectures in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, USA, Japan, Mexico, Hungary, Turkey, Hong Kong, Croatia, Poland, South Korea, Greece, England, Australia, New Zealand