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
The United States Senate passed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) S.1177 by a final vote count of 85 to 12. ESSA, for which the Music Education Policy Roundtable (of which AOSA is a member) has been advocating for the better part of the past year, includes a critical stand-alone listing for music in the… Read more »
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.
“Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education – Orff-Schulwerk” will be offered from October 1st, 2016 to June 30th, 2017. The Barbara Potter Scholarship Fund was established to help AOSA members who would like to study at the Orff-Institute. Special Course Information 2016-2017
“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.