Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund

Established by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association to honor Gunild Keetman, the Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund provides financial aid to AOSA members who are interested in furthering the growth of Orff Schulwerk. These persons must need financial aid to further their education in Orff Schulwerk or to develop a valid, creative project. It is reserved for uses and benefits associated with Orff Schulwerk.

  • The funds may be used for professional development or special creative projects that are associated with Orff Schulwerk and that will benefit music education. Grant funds may not be used for college credit.
  • Applicant must demonstrate personal need of financial aid for this grant.
  • Applicant must be a current member of AOSA and must have been an AOSA member in good standing for one year prior to making application for the grant.
  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America or must have resided in the United States of America for the past five years.
  • Applications for professional development in AOSA-approved courses, the Orff Institute in Salzburg, or for the Introduction to Schulwerk course offered at the AOSA national conferences for first time attendees will be given priority over applications for training in other courses.

Grant Award History
2016 – 7 grants, $1,746.16, $1,588.84, $1,000.00, $995.00, $900.00, $700.00, $500.00
2015 – 11 grants, $17,219.89 awarded: $565, $575, $900, $994, $1,000, $1,035, $1,850, $1,864.55, $2,000, $2,640.22, $3,196.12
2014 – 7 grants, $5020 awarded: $1015, $875, $775, $700, $580, $575, and $500
2013 – 10 grants, $7085 awarded: $1000, $900, $895, $750, $750 $700, $650, $600, $540, $300
2012 – 6 grants, $23,421 awarded: $15,400, $2071, $1220, $1050, $1000, and $840
2011 – 8 grants, $10,295 awarded: $2500, $1450, $1400, $1375, $1100, $1020, $1000, and $450
2010 – 9 grants, $13,667 awarded: $1121, $990, $2000, $650, $1350, $1000, $1500, $1000, and $3966
2009 – 13 grants, $17,073 awarded: $200, $1400, $665, $883, $2265, $1000, $1460, $1360, $1065, $2000, $400, $1475, and $1100
2008 – 12 grants, $21,090 awarded: $3800, $2575, $2370, $2310, $2170, $1700, $1585, $1300, $1280, $1200, and $800

APPLICATION PROCEDURE