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AOSA Announces National Board of Trustees Election Results

AOSA is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 AOSA National Board of Trustees elections. Congratulations to Alice Pratt, incoming Recording Secretary. Regional Representatives elected for three year terms are: Region III – Shelly Smith; Region IV – Laura Petersen; Region V – Katie Traxler; and, Region VI – Kathy Hummel. Join AOSA in… Read more »

The Orff Echo seeks submissions on The Art of Silence

The Orff Echo Winter 2017: The Art of Silence (submission deadline: May 15, 2016) Consider the following quotes: “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” Leopold Stokowski “…there is a connection between sound and silence. I sing a note… and when I have no more air, the note goes…. Read more »

AOSA is pleased to announce the launch of the AOSA Digital Mentor Program.

Though many AOSA members receive high quality professional development in the form of summer training courses, annual conferences, and local chapter meetings, it is clear that Orff Schulwerk teachers benefit from ongoing support when they return to their classroom teaching positions. To this end, AOSA has created a Digital Mentor Program to pair experienced Orff Schulwerk… Read more »

AOSA seeks candidates for National Conference Chair

Do you have leadership experience organizing special events, workshops, meetings, or conferences? The American Orff-Schulwerk Association seeks applicants for the position of 2018 National Conference Chairs, beginning July 1, 2016 through January 2019. This position includes planning and overseeing all aspects of program and local volunteer management for the AOSA Professional Development Conference in 2018…. Read more »

Orff Institute Announces International Courses

The Orff Institute is offering “Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy Orff Schulwerk” July 10-16, 2016. For more information please read the attached PDF.   Summer Course July 10 – 16, 2016 Brochure and Application The Institute has also announced a Special Course: “Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education – Orff Schlwerk 2016 -2017” which will… Read more »

Applications for performing groups for 2016 conference extended to February 15

Applications for adult and children’s performing groups for the 2016 Professional Development Conference in Atlantic City, NJ are now being accepted. Submissions are due January 15, 2016. Please use the application forms below: Adult Performing Group Application     Childrens Performing Group Application

The Orff Echo Seeks Submissions: Special Learners and Music Therapy

The Orff Echo Seeks Submissions: Special Learners and Music Therapy (Feature Article topics) The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Fall 2016 issue. Submission is open and we are accepting articles in all areas. In addition, this issue’s feature articles will focus on Special Learners and Music Therapy. Deadline for submissions is… Read more »

The Orff Echo seeks applicants for the Editorial Board

The PDF file below includes the job description for members of The Orff Echo Editorial Board. Applications for the position should be completed using the on-line application form. Deadline for application submission is February 1, 2016. Echo Board Job Description

AOSA member Charlotte Rudolph makes news with Orff Schulwerk

After taking my first course at CMU, I fell in love with this child-centered approach to music education and how it naturally flows with a child’s understanding and view of the world and allows learning to come through play and experience,” Rudolph said. Read the full article.