Sound of Garden 2018, Vinkovec, Croatia

Dear Colleagues,

It is with a great pleasure that we are inviting you to join our residental five-day Orff Schulwerk and Music therapy seminar and workshop called The Sound of Garden 2018. For the fourth year in a row, the workshop will be held int he village Vinkovec, near Zagreb, in the natural environment of the ETI school.
Special seminar features are:
 restricted number of participants (10-14)
 led by expert music educators, trained at the Orff Institute in Salzburg
 experienced and qualified lecturers in the field of MusicTtherapy
 musical activities conducted in natural surroundings
 Orff holistic approach in merging music and nature for educational and therapeutical purposes
 introducing elements of environmental therapy
 joint music-playing session (regardless of previous musical experience)
 accommodation provided in the wooden house
 food from the garden
 friendly hosts
Orff-Schulwerk educational program will be carried out in two sessions in the morning. Music therapy activities as well as garden activities will take place in the afternoon. Evenings will be dedicated to music sessions in the garden. Everyone is welcome to join the recorders ansamble or other forms of group music session. Throughout the workshop, we will be working on the joint project Art and nature combining scenography and costume design on one hand, and dance, movement and music on the other. All this will contribute towards the Final performance and concert.
Activities will be held in English.

Topics covered will include:
1. Orff-Schulwerk – the basic principles – from dance and movement to music playing and improvisation
2. Music therapy – theory and practice
3. Garden activities – Building instruments and exploring possibilities of environment

This summer Orff-Schulwerk workshops The Sound of Garden 2018, with featured guest educators, are scheduled for:

1.  27.6. – 1.7. 2018.                Ezgi Tatar , Turkey
2.  18.7. – 22.7.2018               Irina Šestapalova, Russia
3.  22.8. – 26.8. 2018.            Lenka Pospišilova, Czech Republic

Participation fee for the Orff Schulwerk seminar and workshop – The Sound of Garden 2018 is 200 €, which includes attendance fee, food and accommodation, as well as all necessary materials.
Registration deadline is May 15, 2018 or earlier until filled. You are kindly requested to indicate the dates that you are interested in.
Upon receiving all the enrollments, we will send the details regarding transfer arrangements from the airport Zagreb, or railway station Zagreb/Vrbovec to the house. You are welcome to come earlier to the house, or stay longer, considering your transportation possibilities.

Further information can be found at and
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Kindest regards,

Ksenija Buric, Ph.D.