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 is seeking articles that explore culturally responsive elemental music making in the Orff classroom.

Article topics might include, but are not limited to

  • Helping children become comfortable with and accepting of other cultures, both in the music classroom and in their lives
  • Using the Orff approach to encourage and develop students’ enjoyment of culturally responsive music in the classroom
  • Unique cultural experiences teachers can bring to the classroom
  • The role music teachers play in furthering and celebrating diversity in the music classroom

The Orff Echo is always interested in original research and informative, lively articles covering all aspects of Orff Schulwerk such as movement, improvisation, play, and singing. Our new format allows for submissions dedicated to your area of interest in addition to our featured topic.

Please contact Chet-Yeng Loong ( or Michelle Przybylowski ( with submissions, proposals, and questions regarding the Summer 2017 issue, Exploring Culturally Responsive Elemental Music Making.