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What is Orff Schulwerk?

Sing, Say, Dance, Play...and More!

This 2-minute video offers a brief look at the journey of discovery that children experience making music and movement the Orff Schulwerk way.


The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is a professional organization of educators dedicated to the creative music and movement approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman.

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Teachers teaching teachers

AOSA 2015

Professional Development Conference

Sharing Wisdom

Related Pathways: Orff, Kodály, Dalcroze, and Gordon

Contributed by Judy Bond, Past President of AOSA
 “The Alliance for Active Music Making can trace its beginning to the questions asked by AOSA Past President Linda Ahlstedt, who wondered why the student teachers she was asked to mentor seemed to know almost nothing about Orff Schulwerk.”
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