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The Orff Echo Editors Being Sought for 4-year appointments

The Orff Echo, the national, peer-reviewed journal and philosophical voice of the American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA), is seeking AOSA members to serve of The Orff Echo Editorial Board. Applications are currently being accepted for those interested in using their editing and writing skills to support AOSA in the publication of The Orff Echo. View… Read more »

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 Seeks Applicants for National Conference Chairs for 2017 and 2018

The American Orff-Schulwerk Association seeks applicants for the following positions: 2017 National Conference Chair(s) – begin upon hiring through March 2018 2018 National Conference Chairs(s) – begin July 1, 2015 through March 2019Each of these positions will be comprised of planning and overseeing all aspects of program and local volunteer management for the AOSA Professional… 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 »