“The music teacher at Loomis Elementary School in the Marple Newtown School District, Peters incorporates Orff Schulwerk, an approach dedicated to creative music and movement. He will be to attending the American Orff Schulwerk Association National Conference in San Diego in November and the organization has asked him to serve as equipment chair for the… Read more »
As one of her first official duties as president of AOSA, Joan Stansbury represented the organization at the 2015 Orff-Schulwerk Forum held in Salzburg on July 2 – 5, 2015. This year’s discussion topic was “Interculturality and Orff-Schulwerk”. Representatives from thirty-six Orff-Schulwerk Associations and Associated Schools/Institutions discussed the “Why”, “What” and “How” of respectfully and… Read more »
How does it work when two directionally challenged music educators try to navigate Washington D.C.? The answer: beautifully! in June of 2015. One of the two was always getting turned around and by working together, they always ended up in the right place. Likewise, OAKE and AOSA are on similar paths towards music education for… Read more »
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.