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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  

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 »

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. Clink on any name below to view a picture of the candidate and… 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 »

Performing Group Applications for the 2018 Conference in Cincinnati

The 2018 AOSA Profesional Development Conference will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio from November 7-10, 2018. Applications for children and adult performing groups are due January 15, 2018. Please use Performance Group Application for either children’s or adult groups.

Applications for the AOSA Digital Mentor Program Due October 1

The objective of the Digital Mentor Program is to pair experienced Orff Schulwerk teachers (mentors), with newly trained Orff Schulwerk teachers or teacher educators (mentees), for the purpose of improving the practice of those who request mentorship. You must be a member of AOSA to participate in this program. Visit our Digital Mentor Program page… Read more »

International Study Opportunities

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER COURSE 2017 –”Elemental Music and Dance Education for All” Location: The Carl Orff Institut Salzburg Directors: Michel Widmer, Susanne Rebholz Faculty: Ari Glage, Johann von Bibra, Saskia Gompf, Susanne Rebholz, Michel Widmer, Shirley Salmon, Barbara Tischitz, Irina Pauls, Wolfgang Stange, Manuela Widmer Opening: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 17:00 Closing: Friday, July 14, 2017,… Read more »

The Orff Echo seeks submissions for 50th Anniversary Issue

The Orff Echo, Spring 2018: Orff Schulwerk in America: Our 50th Anniversary Issue (submission deadline: August 15, 2017) In celebrating 50 years of Orff Schulwerk in the United States, The Orff Echo editorial board is seeking submissions for our Spring 2018 issue, Orff Schulwerk in America: Our 50th Anniversary Issue. On May 11, 1968, a… Read more »