The Orff Echo Editorial Board is soliciting articles for the Spring 2017 issue. Our feature topic is Orff Beyond Orff. Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016.

How does Orff go beyond Orff? Though the typical Orff teacher may be found in an elementary music classroom, practitioners of the Schulwerk are active in areas such as high school arts programs, private dance studios, religious institutions, and nursing homes. We encourage writers to consider the following questions as they relate to educators in seemingly non-traditional settings using Orff techniques to enhance and provide active involvement and learning for children and adults through music, movement, speech, and drama:

  1. How are arts educators using Orff processes in new and engaging ways?
  1. How are extra-curricular or community-based music projects incorporating the Schulwerk?
  1. What sorts of collaborative musical ventures are supported by Orff pedagogy?
  1. How can Orff Schulwerk techniques and activities augment a church music program?
  1. How does the Schulwerk sustain and nurture the musical learning of students in a variety of public and private settings?

The Orff Echo is always interested in original research and informative, lively articles covering all aspects of Orff Schulwerk. In addition to our featured topic, our format allows for submissions dedicated to your area of interest. Writers are free to explore ideas from the elemental to the complex, topics that are based on research or personal experience, or subject matter spanning early childhood applications through the university level.

Please contact Kelly Jackson ( or Steve Taranto ( with submissions, proposals, and questions regarding the Spring 2017 issue, Orff Beyond Orff. For submission guidelines or for general questions about The Orff Echo, send inquiries to Linda Hines at editoria