Video: Introduce Orff Schulwerk to your school community. (2 min.)
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How do I get my parents involved?
- How do I get the wider community involved in my program?
- How do I explain what I do to my non-music colleagues?
- How can AOSA financially support my program or personal professional development?
- What non-AOSA funding is available for my program?
- How do I advocate for my attendance at the AOSA Professional Development Conference?
- How do I respond to requests to do things that are outside of my role as music teacher?
Download files to help you Advocate:
AOSA Advocacy Brochures in English and Spanish are available on our About AOSA page.
Additional Advocacy Resources:
A Musical Fix for America: This article from the Wall Street Journal proposes music education as a solution to “some of the thorniest and most expensive problems facing American education.”
How we teach the arts is as important as the fact we’re doing it: Michael Rosen shares his checklist for how teachers can ensure that arts education is worthwhile for all students.
Listen to Why Music Education Matters: an interview excerpt with Dr. Brent Gault, chair of music education at Indiana Jacobs School of Music. (Excerpt from The Voice of the Performing Arts on WICR 88.7, Indianapolis Public Radio; co-hosts: Jeff Swensson and Steven Libman)
Doug Goodkin shares his thoughts about the importance of music education in a 2013 TEDx talk.