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AOSA announces Distinguished Service and Excellence in Research awards

At the 2014 Professional Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, the following members were honored for their contributions to AOSA and Orff Schulwerk: DSA: Arnold Burkart, AOSA Founding Member DSA: Jos Wuytack, International Teacher who has shared his gifts in the US for over 40 years Excellence in Research Award: Mary Shamrock, Past President of AOSA,… Read more »

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… Read more »

AOSA announces candidates for 2015 NBT election

AOSA is pleased to announce the following candidate for the National Board of Trustees. We are grateful that these members are willing to dedicate their time to servant leadership for the association. For more information about the election, and to read candidate responses to the Candidate Forum please view the 2015 AOSA Election Page. Vice-President:… Read more »

Congratulations to Margaret Murray on receiving UK award

Congratulations to Margaret Murray on receiving an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for “services to music” in the 2014 UK New Year’s Honours List! Margaret, founder of the Orff Society (Orff UK), has been at the forefront of the Orff movement in the UK for over 40 years. She worked closely with Carl Orff and Gunild… Read more »

AOSA honors members

AOSA bestowed the following awards at the 2013 Professional Development Conference in Denver: The Distinguished Service Award was awarded posthumously to founding member Elizabeth Nichols. She was a music educator, musician, and writer who devoted her life to teaching others about the Orff Schulwerk approach.    Michelle Brady was awarded the Industry Service Award. Michelle is President… Read more »