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Vote: 2018 National Board of Trustee Elections

The following members have been nominated as candidates for servant leadership on the AOSA National Board of Trustees. Voting is open from January 5, 2018 to February 5, 2018. You can access the ballot form in the member side of the site. Click on any name below to view a picture of the candidate and… Read more »

Awards Given at the 2017 Conference

AOSA  congratulates the following people who were honored with awards at the 2017 Professional Development Conference in Fort Worth. Please click on the links below to learn more about these people who have given so much to AOSA. The Distinguished Service Award for 2017 was given posthumously to Avon Gillespie. Avon’s daughter Robin was in… Read more »

The Orff Echo seeks articles on Contemporary Recorder Pedagogy

The Orff Echo editorial board is seeking submissions for our Fall 2018 issue, Contemporary Recorder Pedagogy. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2018. The recorder is an essential part of Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education courses, as well as a central focus in the Music for Children volumes and supplemental materials. As ethnomusicologist Curt Sachs… Read more »

Technology Teacher Grant Opportunity

Recent articles in the Fall issue of The Orff Echo and September issue of Reverberations addressed ways in which Orff Schulwerk teachers can include digital media in creative ways in the classroom. This external grant seeks to support tech-focused lesson plans and offers up to $1000 to purchase classroom supplies, educational subscriptions and apps for… Read more »

Orff Echo Seeking Submissions for the Summer 2018 Issue

The Orff Echo editorial board is seeking submissions for our Summer 2018 issue. The featured topic is The First Five Years of Teaching: Surviving, Thriving, and Embarking on the Orff Approach. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2017. The first five years of teaching can be extremely challenging, yet also filled with excitement, fulfillment,… Read more »

Applications for the AOSA Digital Mentor Program Due October 1

The objective of the Digital Mentor Program is to pair 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. You must be a member of AOSA to participate in this program. Visit our Digital Mentor Program page… Read more »

International Study Opportunities

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER COURSE 2017 –”Elemental Music and Dance Education for All” Location: The Carl Orff Institut Salzburg Directors: Michel Widmer, Susanne Rebholz Faculty: Ari Glage, Johann von Bibra, Saskia Gompf, Susanne Rebholz, Michel Widmer, Shirley Salmon, Barbara Tischitz, Irina Pauls, Wolfgang Stange, Manuela Widmer Opening: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 17:00 Closing: Friday, July 14, 2017,… Read more »

The Orff Echo seeks submissions for 50th Anniversary Issue

The Orff Echo, Spring 2018: Orff Schulwerk in America: Our 50th Anniversary Issue (submission deadline: August 15, 2017) In celebrating 50 years of Orff Schulwerk in the United States, The Orff Echo editorial board is seeking submissions for our Spring 2018 issue, Orff Schulwerk in America: Our 50th Anniversary Issue. On May 11, 1968, a… Read more »

AOSA Announces New Members of the National Board of Trustees

Congratulations to these members elected to the NBT. Their terms of service will begin on July 1, 2017. AOSA is grateful to all candidates willing to share their time as service leaders. Vice-President – Lisa Hewett Treasurer – Judith Thompson-Barthwell Region I Representative – Jean Fox Region II Representative – Desiree Coulson Region III Representative… Read more »

AOSA Seeks National Conference Chair(s)

The American Orff-Schulwerk Association announces a search for the position of National Conference Chair(s). This position will be comprised of planning and overseeing all aspects of program and local volunteer management of the 2019 AOSA Professional Development Conference, held in November of 2019. This position will begin July 1, 2017 through March 2020. Please read… Read more »