Training and Projects (TAP) Fund

Training and Projects (TAP) Fund Established in 1995, the Training and Projects (TAP) Fund provides financial aid to AOSA members who are teachers of elementary and junior high school students of low-income populations. The following guidelines have been established to assist applicants who are seeking a TAP (Training and Projects) Fund grant. The funds may be used for professional development, instruments, and other special creative projects…

Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund

Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund Established by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association to honor Gunild Keetman, the Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund provides financial aid to AOSA members who are interested in furthering the growth of Orff Schulwerk. These persons must need financial aid to further their education in Orff Schulwerk or to develop a valid, creative project. It is reserved for uses and benefits associated with Orff Schulwerk. The…

Shields-Gillespie Scholarship

Shields-Gillespie Scholarship The Shields-Gillespie Scholarship provides financial aid to AOSA members who are interested in furthering the growth of Orff Schulwerk in Early Childhood Education. These persons must demonstrate financial need in order to further their education in Orff Schulwerk, or they must be educators in Early Childhood programs with low-income populations. Applicants may apply for training, instruments for their institution,…

Scholarships and Grants

Alicia Canterbury Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund http://aosa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Canterbury-Alicia-pic.jpg …Level II’s rigor and requirements gave me a greater sense of self awareness and means towards embracing the concept of independent learners in the classroom. Jennifer Russell Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund http://aosa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Russell-Jennifer-pic-1.jpg Level II really helped me take the next step as a…

2014 Grant Recipients say “Thanks!” New AOSA Scholarship and Grant applications now being accepted

On-line applications are now being accepted for grants to purchase classroom equipment, and scholarships for teacher education at AOSA approved Teacher Education Courses and for study abroad. Please visit the Scholarships and Grants Page to learn how last year’s recipients used their awards and for detailed information on how you can apply. Deadline for applications for the Training and Projects (TAP) Fund, Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund, and…

Research Grant

AOSA RESEARCH GRANT The Research Grant encourages research in varied applications of Orff Schulwerk, promoting the Orff Schulwerk philosophy and process. Grant recipients are asked to share their research findings with AOSA at the conclusion of the study through a presentation at an AOSA Professional Development Conference and a submission of a summary article for consideration to the Editorial Board of The Orff Echo. The researcher may submit…

Application Procedure

This application procedure is to be followed when applying for the following grants/scholarships: AOSA TAP Fund, Barbara Potter Scholarship Fund, Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund, and the Shields-Gillespie Scholarship. Application information for all other grants and scholarships will be found on the pages linked to those opportunities. All necessary pages and forms must completed and submitted using the online application (form below) no later…

Chapter Leadership Resource Center

Welcome from AOSA President Tiffany English: As President of AOSA, I congratulate and thank you for assuming a leadership role in your local chapter. As chapter president, you are now an official member of AOSA’s Advisory Board. Welcome! AOSA is dedicated to supporting the professional development of our local chapter members, led by you, our chapter leaders. The following resources are designed to support you as chapter president: The public…

AOSA Congratulates 2017 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

In 2017, eighteen AOSA members were awarded over $25,000 in scholarships and grants to assist with professional development or the purchase of classroom instruments for teachers who work with low-income populations. Visit the Scholarships and Grants page to see pictures of the recipients and learn how they used the money. Thanks to the many individual members and local chapters who contribute these funds that help AOSA fulfill its mission to…

Become a Member

Why Become a Member of AOSA? Join AOSA to form associations with other talented arts educators who continue to seek professional renewal and growth in the same atmosphere of playful spontaneity and musical discovery that your students will experience in the Orff Schulwerk classroom. Benefits of membership include: Exclusive Web Access to Teaching Resources: lesson ideas · videos · tech tips · and more! Professional Development: national…