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Shirley Day-Salmon, Mag.

Lecturer in Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Mag.phil. Shirley Salmon B.A.Hons., P.G.C.E

1971–1974 studied Music at York University, England (BA Hons) with Prof. John Paynter and others, and piano with Susan Bradshaw, London.

1974–1976 music teacher at Ibstock Place School (demonstration school of the Froebel Institute) London and at Morley College, London

1976–1977 Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Froebel Institute, London (PGCE London University)

1974 - 1977 Pianist in the Meridian Ensemble, London

1977 moved to Austria and took further training in music and movement education, music therapy, sign language and integrative education

2004 Masters in Educational Science (M. Phil., University of Innsbruck)

1978–1991 Free-lance work in Kindergartens and with family groups from the Lebenshilfe (children with disabilities and their families)

From 1981 to 2003 employed by the County of Styria using music and movement with mentally disabled adults, behaviourally disturbed children, families with disabled children, hearing impaired and deaf children especially in integrative groups

Since 1984: lecturer at the Orff-Institute for Elemental Music and Dance Education, University Mozarteum, Salzburg. Subjects: Didactics, Theory and Practice of music and dance in integrative education and in community work, Foundations of integrative / inclusive education, teaching practice.


Coordinator of the elective specializiation "Music and Dance for people in integrative education and in the community" (MDSI)

2002 - 2018 Director of the one-year in-service university training course "Musik und Tanz in sozialer Arbeit und integrativer Pädagogik".


Since 2006 director of the postgraduate university course "Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education – Orff-Schulwerk".


Director of the Orff-Institute 2009 -2011


Deputy director of the Orff Institute 2011 - 2016


Director of the MDSI Convention VIELFALT (ER)LEBEN - INTENSIV INKLUSIV. 25 Years of the Special Study Area MDSI. 19th - 21st April 2013


Co-director (with Susanne Rebholz and Maria Schwaighofer) of the inklusive Improvisation project PLAY SPACE MUSIC / SPIEL RAUM MUSIK in Schloss Goldegg, 17. - 20.10.2016 und 4. - 7.6.2018


Director and teacher on International Summer Courses at the Orff Institute.


Co-director of International Orff-Schulwerk Symposia 2006 (with Barbara Haselbach and Micaela Grüner) and 2016 (with sonja Stibi and Micaela Grüner)


Co-director(with Dr. Erik Esterbauer) of the convention INTENSIV INKLUSIV - VIELFALT (ER)LEBEN. 30 Years Special Study Area MDSI' at the Orff-Institute, Universität Mozarteum Salzburg 16. - 18.11.2018


2001–2015: part-time lecturer in music education and rhythmic musical education at the state university for teacher training (pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark) Graz and at the Catholic University College for Education (kirchliche pädagogische Hochschule), Graz, Austria


Publikationen: /apps/app_ck/ckuserfiles/50199/files/Shirley%20Salmon_%20Publikationen_%20Stand%202018.pdf


Courses, workshops and lectures in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, USA, Japan, Mexico, Hungary, Turkey, Hong Kong, Croatia, Poland, South Korea, Greece, England, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore, Thailand