The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Summer 2016 issue. Our feature topic is “Group Creativity and the Schulwerk.” We invite various types of submissions such as (1) philosophical and theoretical work reflecting the benefits of small- or large-group creative music making; (2) Orff pedagogical techniques for integrating group activity; (3) empirical… Read more »
The AOSA PowerPoint presentation about Orff Schulwerk will help inform your school community about what students learn in your classroom. Consider showing it at: Back to School Night Curriculum Night PTA Meetings Parent Teacher Conferences Open House Events “Pre-show” at music concerts and programs School Board Meetings Link to school music webpage
Research Poster Session proposals for the 2016 conference are now being accepted. Submissions are due January 15, 2016. For detailed information on how to submit a proposal please read the Call for Research Posters announcement.
NAfME announces “that the United States Senate has passed its bipartisan Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization proposal, the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177), by a final vote count of 81 to 17. The Senate’s action today is an important step forward in ensuring that all students—regardless of their socioeconomic status—experience the demonstrable… Read more »
Over 150 music educators from 20 states and four countries convene to learn teaching methods for grades K-6 at 20th annual workshop.
Session proposals for the 2016 conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey are now being accepted. Deadline for proposals is August 1, 2015. Proposals must be competed using the on-line form in the member’s section (be sure to log-in to view the form). A PDF file of the 2016 Session Proposal Application will help you prepare… Read more »
“On the eve of the 108th birthday of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the best possible present was handed to us: recognition of music as a core subject in draft federal education policy.” Learn more on the NAfME website.
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 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 »
Janice “Jan” Ann (Rapley) Clabuesch passed away in Bad Axe, MI, on February 26, 2015, at the age of 76. A native of Flint, MI, Jan attended high school in Rock Island, IL. She attended Rockford and Augstana Colleges receiving her Bachelor of Music Education in 1961. She moved to Los Angeles, CA, to teach… Read more »