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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 »

Results of 2020 AOSA National Board of Trustees Election

ELECTION RESULTS: The Leadership Development and Nominations Committee of AOSA is pleased to announce the results of our 2020 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 »

Candidates for the 2020 National Board of Trustees Election

The following members have been nominated as candidates for servant leadership on the AOSA National Board of Trustees. Voting has ended. Election results will be announced by March 10, 2020.   Click on any name below to download a PDF file for each candidate that includes a professional picture and bio plus their response to… Read more »

The Orff Echo Seeks Submissions for Fall 2020 – “Artistic Citizenship”

The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Fall 2020 issue. The featured topic is “Artistic Citizenship.” The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2020. “Artistic Citizenship” seeks to explore how “participatory music- and arts- making” (as opposed to passively receiving “presentational art”) helps us evolve not only as individuals, but also as… Read more »

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 »