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
Asst.-Prof. Mag.phil. Dr.rer.nat. Erik Esterbauer MA.
Mag. Micaela Grüner-Hönnemann MAS
Mirjam Elisabeth Leitner BA. MA.
Andrea Ostertag MA.
Mag. Hildegard Starlinger
Clara Tinsobin MA.
Mag.art. Barbara Tischitz-Winklhofer
Univ.Prof. MMag. Anna Barbara Töller BA.
Mag.art. Doris Valtiner-Pühringer
Chris Yi-Yi Wang BA. MA.
Mag.art. Dr.phil. Astrid Weger-Purkhart
Mandana Yadollahi Farsani