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Applications for the AOSA Digital Mentor Program Due October 1

The objective of the Digital Mentor Program is to pair experienced Orff Schulwerk teachers (mentors), with newly trained Orff Schulwerk teachers or teacher educators (mentees), for the purpose of improving the practice of those who request mentorship. You must be a member of AOSA to participate in this program. Visit our Digital Mentor Program page… Read more »

Orff Echo Seeking Submissions for the Summer 2018 Issue

The Orff Echo editorial board is seeking submissions for our Summer 2018 issue. The featured topic is The First Five Years of Teaching: Surviving, Thriving, and Embarking on the Orff Approach. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2017. The first five years of teaching can be extremely challenging, yet also filled with excitement, fulfillment,… Read more »

Performing Group Applications for the 2018 Conference in Cincinnati

The 2018 AOSA Profesional Development Conference will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio from November 7-10, 2018. Applications for children and adult performing groups are due January 15, 2018. Please use Performance Group Application for either children’s or adult groups.

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 seeks submissions for 50th Anniversary Issue

The Orff Echo, Spring 2018: Orff Schulwerk in America: Our 50th Anniversary Issue (submission deadline: August 15, 2017) In celebrating 50 years of Orff Schulwerk in the United States, The Orff Echo editorial board is seeking submissions for our Spring 2018 issue, Orff Schulwerk in America: Our 50th Anniversary Issue. On May 11, 1968, a… Read more »

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 »

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 »