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We regret to announce the death of Pavel Jurkovič.

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Pavel Jurkovič, music composer and educator. He died suddenly on February 4th, 2015, aged 81. A mass will be held on February 11th 2015 at 12:00 noon at St. Margharette’s Basilica of Brevnov Monastery. After the religious ceremony he will be laid to rest… Read more »

The Orff Echo Seeks Submissions: Special Learners and Music Therapy

The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Fall 2016 issue.  Submission is open and we are accepting articles in all areas. In addition, this issue’s feature articles will focus on Special Learners and Music Therapy. Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016. Special Learners in the classroom is a regular occurrence for… Read more »

AOSA announces Distinguished Service and Excellence in Research awards

At the 2014 Professional Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, the following members were honored for their contributions to AOSA and Orff Schulwerk: DSA: Arnold Burkart, AOSA Founding Member DSA: Jos Wuytack, International Teacher who has shared his gifts in the US for over 40 years Excellence in Research Award: Mary Shamrock, Past President of AOSA,… Read more »

2014 Grant Recipients say “Thanks!” New AOSA Scholarship and Grant applications now being accepted

On-line applications are now being accepted for grants to purchase classroom equipment, and scholarships for teacher education at AOSA approved Teacher Education Courses and for study abroad. Please visit the Scholarships and Grants Page to learn how last year’s recipients used their awards and for detailed information on how you can apply. Deadline for applications… Read more »

Congratulations to Margaret Murray on receiving UK award

Congratulations to Margaret Murray on receiving an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for “services to music” in the 2014 UK New Year’s Honours List! Margaret, founder of the Orff Society (Orff UK), has been at the forefront of the Orff movement in the UK for over 40 years. She worked closely with Carl Orff and Gunild… Read more »

AOSA honors members

AOSA bestowed the following awards at the 2013 Professional Development Conference in Denver: The Distinguished Service Award was awarded posthumously to founding member Elizabeth Nichols. She was a music educator, musician, and writer who devoted her life to teaching others about the Orff Schulwerk approach.    Michelle Brady was awarded the Industry Service Award. Michelle is President… Read more »