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Recognition of Music as a Core Subject

“On the eve of the 108th birthday of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the best possible present was handed to us: recognition of music as a core subject in draft federal education policy.” Learn more on the NAfME website.

Carl Orff Foundation Professorship

The following position is available at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich starting on October 1, 2015: W 2 Professor of Elementary Music Education (EMP) “Carl Orff Foundation Professorship” We are looking for a distinguished figure with a high level of artistic and pedagogical expertise and relevant teaching experience. Areas of responsibility include… Read more »

AOSA National Board of Trustees Election Results Announced

AOSA is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 AOSA National Board of Trustees elections. Congratulations to Tiffany English, incoming Vice President and Amy Fenton, returning Treasurer. Upon completion of her two year term as Vice President, English will serve for two years as AOSA President. Fenton was re-elected for a second two year… Read more »

William C. Lahman, husband of DSA recipient B.J. Lahman, passed away.

William C. Lahman, 92, of Cleveland Heights, OH passed away quietly in his sleep Friday, February 6, 2015 following a yearlong convalescence. William was born May 25, 1922 south of Brokensword, OH. He was married Dec. 22, 1950 to Betty Jane (Schwartz) Lahman, AOSA Distiguished Service Award Recipient, who survives. In addition, William is survived… Read more »

We regret to announce the death of Pavel Jurkovič.

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Pavel Jurkovič, music composer and educator. He died suddenly on February 4th, 2015, aged 81. A mass will be held on February 11th 2015 at 12:00 noon at St. Margharette’s Basilica of Brevnov Monastery. After the religious ceremony he will be laid to rest… Read more »

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 »