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The Orff Echo Seeks Articles About Exploring Culturally Responsive Elemental Music Making

The Orff Echo Summer 2017: Exploring Culturally Responsive Elemental Music Making (submission deadline: November 15, 2016) Student-centered culturally responsive music activities help learners not only respect their own cultures, but also embrace diverse cultures around them. Elemental music can play a role in your students’ culturally responsive music experiences. For this issue, The Orff Echo… Read more »

Changes?! The 9th International Orff-Schulwerk Symposium

Elemental Music and Dance Education in the Changing World of Media Thursday July 7 – Sunday July 10,2016 Salzburg Mozarteum University and Orff Institute   Elemental Music and Dance teachers have new challenges, chances and also dangers in the age of new media. In today’s continually technologized world and with the development of digital media… Read more »

Dalcroze Society of America Hosts Biannual 2016 National Conference

The Dalcroze Society of America welcomes musicians, dancers, actors, and other performing artists, as well as teachers in performing arts education to its 2016 National Conference on Flow in Performance, which will take place at Westminster Choir College, Rider University, in Princeton NJ this summer, in the week of June 20 – 24. The event… Read more »

Session Proposals Now Being Accepted for the 2017 Conference in Fort Worth, TX

The 2017 AOSA Profesional Development Conference will take place in Fort Worth, Texas from November 8-11, 2017. Session proposals are now being accepted. Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2016. Use the online form to complete your submission. A PDF version of the form is available to help you complete the on-line version.

AOSA Announces National Board of Trustees Election Results

AOSA is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 AOSA National Board of Trustees elections. Congratulations to Alice Pratt, incoming Recording Secretary. Regional Representatives elected for three year terms are: Region III – Shelly Smith; Region IV – Laura Petersen; Region V – Katie Traxler; and, Region VI – Kathy Hummel. Join AOSA in… Read more »

The Orff Echo seeks submissions on The Art of Silence

The Orff Echo Winter 2017: The Art of Silence (submission deadline: May 15, 2016) Consider the following quotes: “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” Leopold Stokowski “…there is a connection between sound and silence. I sing a note… and when I have no more air, the note goes…. Read more »

AOSA is pleased to announce the launch of the AOSA Digital Mentor Program.

Though many AOSA members receive high quality professional development in the form of summer training courses, annual conferences, and local chapter meetings, it is clear that Orff Schulwerk teachers benefit from ongoing support when they return to their classroom teaching positions. To this end, AOSA has created a Digital Mentor Program to pair experienced Orff Schulwerk… Read more »

AOSA seeks candidates for National Conference Chair

Do you have leadership experience organizing special events, workshops, meetings, or conferences? The American Orff-Schulwerk Association seeks applicants for the position of 2018 National Conference Chairs, beginning July 1, 2016 through January 2019. This position includes planning and overseeing all aspects of program and local volunteer management for the AOSA Professional Development Conference in 2018…. Read more »

Orff Institute Announces International Courses

The Orff Institute is offering “Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy Orff Schulwerk” July 10-16, 2016. For more information please read the attached PDF.   Summer Course July 10 – 16, 2016 Brochure and Application The Institute has also announced a Special Course: “Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education – Orff Schlwerk 2016 -2017” which will… Read more »