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 »
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 »
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
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 »
ARE YOU… A current member of AOSA, in good standing for one full year prior? And… Able to demonstate personal need for financial aid? And… A U.S. citizen (or have resided in the U.S. at least 5 years)? If so, you are eligible for scholarships for professional development or grants to purchase instruments/equipment. Click on… Read more »
A new webpage with information about local chapters of AOSA and information on workshops all over the country has been created to give you workshop details as soon as they are provided by local chapters of AOSA.
At the 9th International Orff Schulwerk Symposium in Salzburg Carolee Stewart was awarded the Medallion of the International Orff Schulwerk Forum. This award is given to honor lifelong committed and exemplary work with and for the Orff-Schulwerk. Read a copy of Haselbach remarks about Carolee Steward from the presentation.
The Orff Echo Summer 2017: Exploring Culturally Responsive Elemental Music Making (submission deadline: November 15, 2016) Student-centered culturally responsive music activities help learners not only respect their own cultures, but also embrace diverse cultures around them. Elemental music can play a role in your students’ culturally responsive music experiences. For this issue, The Orff Echo… Read more »
The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Spring 2017 issue. Our feature topic is Orff Beyond Orff. Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016. How does Orff go beyond Orff? Though the typical Orff teacher may be found in an elementary music classroom, practitioners of the Schulwerk are active in areas such… Read more »
Elemental Music and Dance Education in the Changing World of Media Thursday July 7 – Sunday July 10,2016 Salzburg Mozarteum University and Orff Institute Elemental Music and Dance teachers have new challenges, chances and also dangers in the age of new media. In today’s continually technologized world and with the development of digital media… Read more »