Shirley Day-Salmon, Mag.

Lecturer in Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Shirley Salmon studied music at York University England and graduated with distinction from a Postgraduate Certificate of Education at London University. She completed her master's degree in educational science at the University of Innsbruck and attended further education courses in rhythmics, music therapy, elemental music and movement education, integrative pedagogy, sign language, AQR assessment of relationship quality. She has many decades of experience with children and adults with and without disabilities in school and extracurricular institutions, especially deaf and hard of hearing children, children and adolescents with emotional-behavioural difficulties, family groups and inclusive groups.

From 1984 to 1995 she taught Musical Social and Special Needs Education at the Orff Institute and in 1995 she became a contract teacher in the field of Music and Dance in Social Work and Inclusive Pedagogy at the Orff Institute. In her research and teaching she focuses on inclusive education, music education for hard-of-hearing and deaf children, playsongs, AQR Assessment of relationship quality as well as joint attention. From 2009 to 2011 she was interim director of the Orff Institute and from 2011 to 2016 deputy director. She directed the in-service university course of Music and Dance in Social Work and Inclusive Education (MDSI) from 2002 to 2018 and has been directing the University's postgraduate course Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education - Orff-Schulwerk since 2006. She was director and teacher at summer courses at the Orff Institute as well as co-director of International Orff-Schulwerk Symposia 2006, and 2016 and the conventions 2013 and 2018 Living Diversity – Intensive Inclusive.

In 2015 she was awarded the Golden Medal of the Republic of Austria. She holds courses, workshops and lectures in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, USA, Japan, Mexico, Hungary, Turkey, Hong Kong, Croatia, Poland, England, South Korea, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore, Thailand, Russia, Ukraine and China.