The XVII International World Village takes place in Valkeala, Finland on July 20-25, 2015. Mr. Ari Glage from Orff-Institute Salzburg, Austria will carry on his great work with 2015 “World Villagers”. The rest of the teachers´ team will be announced soon. More information on how to apply for the AOSA Wildcard Scholarship and an application form… Read more »
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 February 15, 2016. Special Learners in the classroom is a regular occurrence for… Read more »
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 »
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 »
The Music Education Policy Roundtable shares resources to help inform our Congressional Representatives about the importance of music education. All Politics Is Local: Connecting with Lawmakers at Home Public Relations: Connecting with Your Community A list of key U.S. Senate and House of Representatives education committee members
See the Professional Development Conference page for details. You will need to scroll down that page to locate the links to the application forms.
Congratulations to Margaret Murray on receiving an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for “services to music” in the 2014 UK New Year’s Honours List! Margaret, founder of the Orff Society (Orff UK), has been at the forefront of the Orff movement in the UK for over 40 years. She worked closely with Carl Orff and Gunild… Read more »
AOSA bestowed the following awards at the 2013 Professional Development Conference in Denver: The Distinguished Service Award was awarded posthumously to founding member Elizabeth Nichols. She was a music educator, musician, and writer who devoted her life to teaching others about the Orff Schulwerk approach. Michelle Brady was awarded the Industry Service Award. Michelle is President… Read more »