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Special Course at the Orff-Institute in Salzburg

“Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education – Orff-Schulwerk” will be offered from October 1st, 2016 to June 30th, 2017. The Barbara Potter Scholarship Fund was established to help AOSA members who would like to study at the Orff-Institute. Special Course Information 2016-2017

AOSA Member Dan Peters makes news with Orff Schulwerk

“The music teacher at Loomis Elementary School in the Marple Newtown School District, Peters incorporates Orff Schulwerk, an approach dedicated to creative music and movement. He will be to attending the American Orff Schulwerk Association National Conference in San Diego in November and the organization has asked him to serve as equipment chair for the… Read more »

Stansbury represents AOSA at the 2015 Orff-Schulwerk Forum in Salzburg

As one of her first official duties as president of AOSA, Joan Stansbury represented the organization at the 2015 Orff-Schulwerk Forum held in Salzburg on July 2 – 5, 2015. This year’s discussion topic was “Interculturality and Orff-Schulwerk”. Representatives from thirty-six Orff-Schulwerk Associations and Associated Schools/Institutions discussed the “Why”, “What” and “How” of respectfully and… Read more »

The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles about “Group Creativity and the Schulwerk.”

The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Summer 2016 issue. Our feature topic is “Group Creativity and the Schulwerk.” We invite various types of submissions such as (1) philosophical and theoretical work reflecting the benefits of small- or large-group creative music making; (2) Orff pedagogical techniques for integrating group activity; (3) empirical… Read more »

Back-to-School PowerPoint presentation about Orff Schulwerk

The AOSA PowerPoint presentation about Orff Schulwerk will help inform your school community about what students learn in your classroom. Consider showing it at: Back to School Night Curriculum Night PTA Meetings Parent Teacher Conferences Open House Events “Pre-show” at music concerts and programs School Board Meetings Link to school music webpage

Senate Passes Every Child Achieves Act, with Music and Arts as Core Subjects

NAfME announces “that the United States Senate has passed its bipartisan Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization proposal, the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177), by a final vote count of 81 to 17. The Senate’s action today is an important step forward in ensuring that all students—regardless of their socioeconomic status—experience the demonstrable… Read more »