Master Class: Orff-Afrique (EDUX 9348)


A Master Class with Immersive, Hands-On Experience in Orff-Schulwerk, African Indigenous Music Education, Children’s Games, Dance, Drum, Xylophone & Vocal/Choral Music in Ghana

Instructors: Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo, Prosper Gbolonyo, and students from Nunya Academy

In light of pandemic travel restrictions, we must again postpone the live Orff-Afrique in Ghana until summer of 2022. However, we will continue to offer an online version with a unique special feature– Kofi and Prosper Gbolonyo will be teaching from Dzodze, Ghana and thus, able to include both local musicians and children from Nunya Academy! You can get some flavor of the cultural surroundings and have a sense of adventure from the comfort of your home with no visas, long flights, or medical shots required! This is the perfect way to enlarge your understanding of the beautiful music, dance, and games from the Ewe region of Ghana, learn more about its cultural context and some away with wonderful material you can share with you students. 

This will be a 5-day/three hours per day course, one week with times friendly for the Western Hemisphere and then the same course repeated the next week for those in the Eastern Hemisphere. 

The Orff-Afrique Courses in 2014, 2016, and 2018 had a life-changing impact on the 100 plus teachers who attended. Sign-up now! (Click HERE to register)

For further information, please contact

Kofi Gbolonyo, Course Director

Ashley Benusa, coordinator of communication



Orff Schulwerk: Orff-Afrique EDUX 9348/1 (western hemisphere)
                             Orff-Afrique EDUX 9348/2 (eastern hemisphere)

Dates and Times: July 5-9, 2021– (WESTERN HEMISPHERE CLASS)
                                 9:00am-12:00pm (PST) (Good for West Coast North America)
                                 4:00pm-7:00pm (GMT +/-) (Good for West Africa and Europe)

                               July 12-16, 2021– (EASTERN HEMISPHERE CLASS)
                                6:00am- 9:00am (GMT +/-) (Good for West Africa and Europe)
                                2:00pm-5:00pm (HKT +/-) (Good for Far East, East Asia, Middle East, Australia, ect)           

Cost: $325.00 (no credit); $380.00 (1 continuing education credits)