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AOSA Announces 2021 Conference and Calls for Proposals

AOSA is pleased to announce the 2021 AOSA Professional Development Conference will take place in North Charleston, South Carolina on November 3-4-5-6, 2021. The conference will take place at the North Charleston Convention Center with conference lodging available at several adjacent hotel properties. Charleston, SC is a community of rich history and southern charm located… Read more »

Applications Now Being Accepted for the AOSA Digital Mentorship Program

Ready to take your Orff-inspired teaching practice to the next level? Apply to the AOSA Digital Mentorship Program today! This program pairs experienced Orff Schulwerk teachers (mentors) with newly trained Orff Schulwerk teachers or teacher educators (mentees) for the purpose of improving the practice of those who request mentorship.  *Applicants should have one year of… Read more »

2020 AOSA Conference Postponement

The AOSA National Board of Trustees and the Conference Committee are in agreement that the AOSA Professional Development Conference in Kansas City will been postponed until November 2-5, 2022. The sessions and performances approved for 2020 are now the program for the conference in 2022. If you would like to present at the AOSA Professional… Read more »

AOSA Leadership News

AOSA Appoints first Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Welcomes incoming National Board of Trustees Members; Announces Ad-Hoc Committee for Board Restructuring The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristen Faust as AOSA’s first Vice-President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (VP-DEI). Kristen is a member of the Greater Atlanta Chapter… Read more »

The Orff Echo Seeks Articles For the Spring 2021 Issue: Playing With Process

The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Spring 2021 issue. The featured topic is “Playing with Process.” The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2020. The words “play” and “process” are often used when describing how teachers teach using Orff Schulwerk approaches. But both play and process can have multiple meanings and… Read more »

DSA Awards Announced

The Leadership Development and Nominations Committee of AOSA is pleased to announce and congratulate Jeff Kriske and Randy DeLelles who have been nominated and selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award is intended to recognize and honor those who have supported the mission of AOSA through exemplary service at the national… Read more »

AOSA Statement regarding COVID-19

In light of serious concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19 – Coronavirus – around the world, AOSA supports all members and friends in making the decision that is best for them regarding travel and gatherings in locations that have been affected by this illness. We encourage chapters and teacher education courses to take appropriate precautions… Read more »

GIA Award Announced

The Leadership Development and Nominations Committee of AOSA is pleased to announce and congratulate Lisa Sullivan who has been nominated and selected to receive the Grassroots Impact Award. The Grassroots Impact Award is intended to recognize and honor those who have supported the mission of AOSA through exemplary service at the local and regional levels…. Read more »

The Orff Echo solicits articles for Winter 2021 on “Collaboration.”

The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Winter 2021 issue. The featured topic is “Collaboration.” The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2020. The Orff approach is intrinsically collaborative. Teachers facilitate large and small-group creation as students experience give-and-take to interlock their ideas and contributions toward an artistically satisfying whole. Beyond the… Read more »