Special Course





This university course addresses pedagogues at a post-graduate level from all over the world who have already had training or experience in music and dance education based on the pedagogical concepts of Orff-Schulwerk.

It offers experienced music and dance teachers an intensive and concentrated setting in one of the world‘s most well-known integrative methods in music and dance pedagogy based on Orff-Schulwerk that has been further developed according to contemporary aesthetic education. The participants, coming from different cultural backgrounds, will be encouraged to transfer and adapt this pedagogy to the specific needs of their own cultures.

Directors: Shirley Salmon, MPhil.,  Andrea Ostertag, MA


Entrance Requirements

A completed course of study in music and/or dance pedagogy at an undergraduate level in a home or foreign institution with a diploma or degree. Proof of teaching experience in the area of music and dance pedagogy for a period of at least three years.

Proof of fluency in the English language, both written and spoken.


Tuition Fees

EUR 5200,–. A non-refundable registration fee of EUR 500,– will be required after being accepted.


Course Credits

56 European Credit Transfer System Points (ECTS). Students from abroad should make arrangements with their local universities for graduate credits.


Application Forms

The deadline for receiving application forms is April 1st, 2018.



The next Special Course will start on October 1st 2018 and will run until June 28th 2019


List of Teachers

Christa Coogan (Munich), Ari Glage (Salzburg), Doug Goodkin (San Francisco), Andrea Guttmann (Salzburg), Moritz Guttmann (Salzburg), Wolfgang Hartmann (Aranjuez), Barbara Haselbach (Salzburg), Florian Müller (Salzburg), Sofia Lopez-Ibor (San Francisco), Andrea Ostertag (Salzburg), Soili Perkiö (Helsinki), Susanne Rebholz (Salzburg),Shirley Salmon (Salzburg) Andrea Sangiorgio (Munich). Irina Pauls (Leipzig), Doris Valtiner-Pühringer (Salzburg), Michel Widmer (Salzburg), Manuela Widmer (Salzburg) Reinhold Wirsching (Salzburg) 


Broschure for further information: Special Course /new registration deadline:  April 1st, 2018

For further information please contact: Shirley.Salmon@moz.ac.at / Andrea.Ostertag@moz.ac.at