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AOSA Professional Learning Network

Wondering how to implement the incredible tools & concepts from your summer teacher education course? Need a kickstart in updating your curriculum and tackling assessment? This PLN series, focused on Curriculum Mapping and Assessment in the Orff Classroom, will be facilitated by Diana Hawley and Brian Burnett. Participants can expect to engage in meaningful discussion… Read more »

The Orff Echo Seeks Submissions for the Summer 2020 Issue: “Orff Schulwerk and Pop Culture: Trending Now”

The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Summer 2020 issue. The featured topic is “Orff Schulwerk and Pop Culture: Trending Now.” The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2019. “Orff Schulwerk and Pop Culture: Trending Now” seeks to explore the ways in which current trends in popular culture and education are observed… Read more »

Call for Digital Poster Submissions

The AOSA Research Interest Group announces the call for digital poster submissions for the Nov. 20-23 AOSA Professional Development Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Deadline for submissions is August 15. 2019 Call for Digital Poster Submissions

Ed Sueta, Sr., Founder of Macie Publishing, Passed Away

AOSA is saddened to share the loss of Edward Sueta, Sr. founder of Macie Publishing and industry partner of AOSA. He passed away peacefully on May 20, 2019.  A private, family service was held in accordance with his wishes. An outstanding performer, Ed was a consummate music educator who taught both privately and in the… Read more »

The Orff Echo seeks articles for the Spring 2020 issue on “Educate. Advocate.”

The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Spring 2020 issue, “Educate. Advocate.” Submission deadline is August 15, 2019. “Educate. Advocate.” will highlight how Orff practitioners and music educators effectively share the impact of the Schulwerk with students, colleagues, administrators, parents, their community, fellow music and movement educators, educational stakeholders, and beyond. For… Read more »

Professional Learning Network on Classroom Management

Looking for tips and strategies to survive the end of the school year? Need a refresher on managing your classroom space and routines? Our next Professional Learning Network (PLN) series focuses on Classroom Management Strategies in a three-part series: “Responsive Classroom”, “Behavior Management Systems”, and “Classroom Routines”. This PLN series will be facilitated by Matthew… Read more »

2019 National Board of Election Results

AOSA is pleased to announce the results for the 2019 AOSA National Board of Trustees regional representative election. Regional Representatives: Region III: Meg Tietz Region IV: Rosemary Pilonero Region V: Lori Arner Region VI: Kateri “Kate” Miller We welcome these new trustees to the National Board beginning July 1, 2019 for a service of three… Read more »

2019 International Music Village in Estonia

The theme of year 2019 is “Hand in Hand – Käsikätehen – Käsikäes.” The main presenters are Polo Valléjo (Spain), Christa Coogan (German/USA), Elisa Seppänen & Soili Perkiö (Finland). When: from 21st to 26th of July, 2019 Where: Mooste Manor in Estonia More information Registration is open. Register soon to secure your spot for this… Read more »

AOSA On-line Sales of Publications

AOSA is pleased to announce the on-line sale of publications has resumed. You may purchase these items from AOSA headquarters and have them shipped to your home or school. These publications include collections of articles from past issues of The Orff Echo as well as a brief history of Orff Schulwerk around the world and… Read more »

The Orff Echo seeks articles for Winter 2020 on “Back to Basics”

Orff Schulwerk pedagogy includes an intentional process that uses a variety of deliberate activities, allowing for the adaptation of its application and relevance across time and space. But what is the pedagogy of the Orff Schulwerk? What is the Orff Schulwerk process? And what adaptations have been made by teachers to maintain the relevance of… Read more »