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2021 AOSA National Board of Trustees Election Results

ELECTION RESULTS: The Leadership Development and Nominations Committee of AOSA is pleased to announce the results of our 2021 National Board of Trustee election. We would like to thank all members who were on the ballot for their willingness to serve AOSA and participate in the election process. Congratulations to the following new board members… Read more »

Bill Wakeland, AOSA Founder, Passed Away

William “Bill” Floyd Wakeland, passed away February 20, 2021 at the age of 90 years old. He is survived his wife, Ruth, his daughter, Leah, and son, Ray. He also had three grandchildren and is survived by one sister. Bill was an exceptional educator who spent his career teaching the performance, understanding, and importance of… Read more »

The Orff Echo seeks articles for the Winter 2022 issue on “Sources”

The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Winter 2022 issue. The featured topic is “Sources.” The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2021. As contemporary Orff Schulwerk educators, our SOURCES are essential, varied, and many. Merriam-Webster defines “source” as (1) a cause or starting point, (2) the beginning of a stream of… Read more »

FORUM RESONANCES Discovering the wildflower – March 27th

How Orff-Schulwerk uses culturally specific ideas Date: March 27th 9:00 – 12:00 CET and repeated at 18:00 – 21:00 CET Join us for the next Forum Resonances where we will explore how Orff-Schulwerk uses culturally specific ideas in a session titled “Discovering the Wildflower”. Orff-Schulwerk educators from Australia, Ghana, Iceland, New Zealand and Singapore will join… Read more »

AOSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Update

Ever mindful of our strategic mission and core values, AOSA is transforming our organization in a way that makes us truly representative and inclusive of all those we teach and serve. As the work of shifting the culture of AOSA through the lens of diverse and inclusive practices is imperative to our future as an… Read more »

Writing for AOSA – Online Zoom Session – February 23, 2021

Have you ever wanted to write for AOSA? Would you like to know more about the publishing process? If so, this fun and interactive session is for you, novice and expert alike! The Communications Committee is inviting you to join The Orff Echo and Reverberations editorial teams to practice skills that inspire your creativity and… Read more »

Virtual Workshop Events – Mondays with Music: Lessons and Teaching in Any Situation

Teachers are working in unique learning situations as we embark on the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Led by a panel of experienced teachers in Asynchronous, Synchronous, Hybrid, On-a-cart, and In-person classrooms, this series of sessions, presented on Mondays at 5:30pmPST/6:30pmMST/7:30pmCST/8:30pmEST, will begin on February 1st. These presenters will provide management strategies, lesson… Read more »

Candidates for the 2021 National Board of Trustees Election

The following members have been nominated as candidates for servant leadership on the AOSA National Board of Trustees. Voting will take place from January 8 to February 8, 2021. Look for an email notice with a link to your ballot after the first of the year or use this link to vote for the 2021… Read more »

Orff Echo seeks articles for Fall 2021 on “Songs and Singing”

The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Fall 2021 issue. The featured topic is “Songs and Singing.” The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2021. We are inspired by songs, we share cultural treasure and understanding through songs, and we literally resonate with one another when we sing together. “Songs and Singing”… Read more »