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AOSA Announces New Members of the National Board of Trustees

Congratulations to these members elected to the NBT. Their terms of service will begin on July 1, 2017. AOSA is grateful to all candidates willing to share their time as service leaders. Vice-President – Lisa Hewett Treasurer – Judith Thompson-Barthwell Region I Representative – Jean Fox Region II Representative – Desiree Coulson Region III Representative… Read more »

AOSA Seeks National Conference Chair(s)

The American Orff-Schulwerk Association announces a search for the position of National Conference Chair(s). This position will be comprised of planning and overseeing all aspects of program and local volunteer management of the 2019 AOSA Professional Development Conference, held in November of 2019. This position will begin July 1, 2017 through March 2020. Please read… Read more »

International Study Opportunities

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER COURSE 2017 –”Elemental Music and Dance Education for All” Location: The Carl Orff Institut Salzburg Directors: Michel Widmer, Susanne Rebholz Faculty: Ari Glage, Johann von Bibra, Saskia Gompf, Susanne Rebholz, Michel Widmer, Shirley Salmon, Barbara Tischitz, Irina Pauls, Wolfgang Stange, Manuela Widmer Opening: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 17:00 Closing: Friday, July 14, 2017,… Read more »

The Orff Echo solicits articles about international perspectives on Orff Schulwerk

The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Winter 2018 issue, “Orff Internacionále.” We invite various types of submissions such as: (1) philosophical and theoretical work reflecting the application of the Schulwerk in classrooms around the world; (2) interpretation and adaptation of Orff pedagogical techniques and instrumentation for world and multicultural music teaching;… Read more »

Janet Robbins Awarded AOSA’s Excellence in Research Award

At the November 2016 AOSA Professional Development Conference, we awarded Dr. Janet Robbins, Professor Emerita of Music Education at West Virginia University, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association’s Excellence in Research Award. In a letter of recommendation submitted by Dr. Martina Vasil, Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Kentucky School of Music, Dr. Robbins… Read more »

Workshops, workshops, workshops!

Almost every weekend you will find a chapter workshop somewhere in the country. Check out our Local Chapters page to find out what is happening near where you live.

Vote: 2017 National Board Elections

The following members have been nominated as candidates for servant leadership on the AOSA National Board of Trustees. Voting is open from January 3, 2017 to February 3, 2017. You can access the ballot form in the member side of the site. Clink on any name below to view a picture of the candidate and… Read more »

The Orff Echo seeks articles about Orff and Digital Media

The Orff Echo Fall 2017 – Elementaria Electronica: Orff and Digital Media (submission deadline February 15, 2017) “I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut…which was a long time ago.” —Robert Moog It has often been observed that a child with a cell… Read more »

Echo Editorial Board Seeks New Members

Have you considered serving AOSA? Do you have a passion for writing and editing? Join our dynamic team of editors on The Orff Echo editorial board. Applications for new editorial board members are being accepted. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2017. The Orff Echo Editorial Board Job Description          Online Appplication