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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 »

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 »

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 »

2014 Grant Recipients say “Thanks!” New AOSA Scholarship and Grant applications now being accepted

On-line applications are now being accepted for grants to purchase classroom equipment, and scholarships for teacher education at AOSA approved Teacher Education Courses and for study abroad. Please visit the Scholarships and Grants Page to learn how last year’s recipients used their awards and for detailed information on how you can apply. Deadline for applications… Read more »

AOSA announces candidates for 2015 NBT election

Voting for the 2015 NBT Election is now open. This ballot link will take you to the member side of our site to complete your vote. You will need to be logged in for this process. Voting closes on February 2, 2015. AOSA is pleased to announce the following candidate for the National Board of… Read more »