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AOSA Announces 50th Anniversary Conference in 2018 in Cincinnati, OH

The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is excited to announce the date and location for our 50th Anniversary Conference in 2018. We will be singing, saying, moving, and playing our way through 4 days of amazing sessions, events, and activities in Cincinnati, OH on November 7-8-9-10, 2018. Join us at the Duke Energy Convention Center to enhance… Read more »

Orff Echo seeks articles on Contemporary Recorder Pedagogy

The Orff Echo editorial board is seeking submissions for our Fall 2018 issue, Contemporary Recorder Pedagogy. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2018. The recorder is an essential part of Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education courses, as well as a central focus in the Music for Children volumes and supplemental materials. As ethnomusicologist Curt Sachs… Read more »

Vote: 2018 National Board of Trustee Elections

The following members have been nominated as candidates for servant leadership on the AOSA National Board of Trustees. Voting is open from January 5, 2018 to February 5, 2018. You can access the ballot form in the member side of the site. Click on any name below to view a picture of the candidate and… Read more »

The Orff Echo Editorial Board Accepting Applications

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, 2018. The Orff Echo Editorial Board Job Description      Online Application  

AOSA Congratulates 2017 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

In 2017, eighteen AOSA members were awarded over $25,000 in scholarships and grants to assist with professional development or the purchase of classroom instruments for teachers who work with low-income populations. Visit the Scholarships and Grants page to see pictures of the recipients and learn how they used the money. Thanks to the many individual… Read more »

Awards Given at the 2017 Conference

AOSA  congratulates the following people who were honored with awards at the 2017 Professional Development Conference in Fort Worth. Please click on the links below to learn more about these people who have given so much to AOSA. The Distinguished Service Award for 2017 was given posthumously to Avon Gillespie. Avon’s daughter Robin was in… Read more »

The Orff Echo seeks articles on Contemporary Recorder Pedagogy

The Orff Echo editorial board is seeking submissions for our Fall 2018 issue, Contemporary Recorder Pedagogy. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2018. The recorder is an essential part of Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education courses, as well as a central focus in the Music for Children volumes and supplemental materials. As ethnomusicologist Curt Sachs… Read more »

Digital Poster Submissions for the 2018 Conference

Digital Poster submissions are sought for the 2018 American Orff-Schulwerk Association Professional Development Conference. The submission deadline is April 1, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be made to the primary author by April 15, 2018. Details: AOSA Call for Digital Posters

Technology Teacher Grant Opportunity

Recent articles in the Fall issue of The Orff Echo and September issue of Reverberations addressed ways in which Orff Schulwerk teachers can include digital media in creative ways in the classroom. This external grant seeks to support tech-focused lesson plans and offers up to $1000 to purchase classroom supplies, educational subscriptions and apps for… 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 »