Note: You must be a member of Carl Orff Canada in order to apply for any of the scholarships listed below. 


Keith Bissell Scholarship
This scholarship is given for the study of an approved Orff Level’s course or Master Class at a Canadian Institution, with preference given to candidates applying to courses offered in Ontario. This scholarship is usually in the amount of $400. Scholarship winners are asked to write a short article describing their experiences in taking the course, which is then published in the Ontario Orff Chapter newsletter, “The Mosaic.”
Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015
click here for 2015 Keith Bissell Scholarship Application
Keith Bissell – A Short Biography


Gunild Keetman Scholarship
This scholarship is available to be used towards an approved Orff Schulwerk course offered in Canada. Applicants must have completed a Level I Orff course in order to apply.
Application Deadline:  April 15
Click here for Application / more details

Carolyn McMillan Research Grant
This $500 grant is offered to encourage research relating to the application and study of Orff Schulwerk in Canada. Applicants must have completed Level III Orff in order to apply. Projects may be broad-based and may include such topics as:

      • practical applications for the classroom
      • the integration of the Orff approach in music therapy, private teaching, geriatrics, palliative care, etc.
      • pilot projects for the music education major or the practising teacher
      • a descriptive and evaluative annotation of bibliographic resources on Orff philosophy and/or Orff materials

Application Deadline: June 15
For information on how to obtain an application, go to the website –, and look under “Scholarships”


Lois Birkenshaw-Fleming Scholarship
This is a scholarship for taking the Orff Level III course at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. (It covers course registration costs.)
Application Deadline: Friday, April 25, 2014 (5 pm)
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2013 – Kristina Hadjur
2011 – Allison Tipler
2010 – Cathy Ullman, Vivian Li
2009 – Lori Moccio
2007 – Dianne Emiry, Susan Wesson, Allison Tipler
2006 – Peggy Hobbs
2005 – Diana Kukar
2004 – Wendy Spademan
2003 – Ian Wallace