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! The Executive Board and I are excited to help host another year of amazing workshops! Ever since my first Elementary Method's class in college, I've been amazed by all the possibilities, and enjoyment that Orff-Schulwerk can bring. From local workshops, professional trainings, and my own classroom, I've had many incredible experiences through the Orff Approach. Not only does it foster great musical lessons, but it quickly creates a positive culture, no matter the audience! Please see our "Workshops" tab to see our upcoming dates, or visit "Registration" tab for pricing information. You're always welcome to join us! 

Please email us at with any questions you might have, or to join our email list! Our goal is to stay connected in order to continue providing workshops that meet your needs. 

-Sam Bergan, 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