First Iowa Orff

Welcome to First Iowa Orff

The North East Iowa Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association

Based in Cedar Falls, IA


Notes from the President:

Welcome to our FIO Website! We are ready for another interesting year but we are so excited to get reconnected with you all with IN PERSON WORKSHOPS! We have a fabulous line-up of presenters this year, beginning August 28th, that will motivate and inspire us to continue creating throughout the school year. The unique aspect of the Orff approach is that we encourage creativity from our students but the framework of the lessons keep the teacher creative as well. Ideas for exploration by asking "what if...?" come from the educator, and ways we become inspired for this work is through professional development and collaboration with other inspiring teachers. Please email us at with any questions, concerns, or celebrations this year! We want to stay connected with you all and continue providing workshops that meet your needs in the classroom.

-Jessica Dunnick, FIO President

Orff Schulwerk is a creative, student-centered, elemental approach to music and movement education. Our chapter is primarily elementary or multi-age music teachers from across the state who gather to share ideas, network, and invite national clinicians to present workshops!

Workshop location:

UNiversity of Northern Iowa

Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC)

Dakota St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Click on the image for directions