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Nomination deadline for the “Excellence in Research” award extended to August 15, 2014

The Research Committee of the AOSA National Board of Trustees is proud to announce the premiere of the new Excellence in Research Award recognizing outstanding achievement in research related to Orff Schulwerk. This unique award will acknowledge researchers who have authored one or more research articles, or dissertation, that contributes significantly to the knowledge of… Read more »

Registration is now open for Music City Montage

Registration is now open for Music City Montage, the AOSA 2014 Professional Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. There is an exciting line-up of presenters and session topics. Pre-conference registration closes on October 1. Register early to assure that you are able to attend the sessions that are most pertinent to your professional goals.

Draft Core Arts Standards Available for Review through Feb. 28

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has released draft documents of the Core Arts Standards that have been developed by a committee of music professionals from across the country. These drafts are being offered for review and comment by the public through Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:01AM, PST. AOSA recognizes that there… 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 »

The Orff Echo Seeks Submissions: Orff Schulwerk and 21st Century Skills

The Orff Echo Seeks Submissions: Orff Schulwerk and 21st Century Skills The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Fall 2014 issue.  Submission is open and we are accepting articles in all areas.  In addition, this issue’s feature articles will focus on Orff Schulwerk and 21st Century Skills. Deadline for submissions is March… Read more »