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Orff Summer Camp

with Dr. Rachel Whitcomb

July 10-14, 2017     


Orff Summer Camp I, for children entering grades 1 & 2 this fall, is a group class that focuses on creative music-making inspired by the Orff-Schulwerk approach to musicianship. Singing, moving, playing instruments, and improvising are just some of the enjoyable experiences contained in this camp. Parents are invited to an "informance" on the last day, where they can learn the songs and games that have been carried out by the children during the week.  

 Mary Pappert School of Music | Room 322 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Registration Closed - Please consider this camp next summer!


Orff Summer Camp II, for children entering grades 3 & 4 this fall, is a group class that focuses on creative music-making inspired by the Orff-Schulwerk approach to musicianship. Singing, moving, playing instruments, improvising, and composing are just some of the enjoyable experiences contained in the camp. Students will learn songs and rhymes as a small ensemble and present them, along with original music they have created, at an "informance" for the parents on the last day of camp. Students do not have to have previously attended Summer Orff Camp I to sign up for Summer Orff Camp II.

Mary Pappert School of Music | Room 322 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Registration Closed - Please consider this camp next summer!


Rachel Whitcomb is Associate Professor of Music Education at Duquesne University where she teaches undergraduate methods courses focusing on early childhood and elementary general music. She has extensive experience teaching music to children, ages 2 through 12, in both public and private schools in various states. At Duquesne, she has coordinated and taught multiple classes for children on campus over the past 8 years. In 2010, she created the Early Childhood Music Initiative, a program that provided music classes for underserved preschools throughout the Pittsburgh region. Her research has focused on the improvisational activities in preschool and elementary music classrooms. 

Learn more about the camp director:

Dr. Rachel Whitcomb

Dr. Rachel Whitcomb