Engage Decision Makers

It is the state and local elected officials who hold the key to education and the focus of the arts in education. During this election time write to the candidates: Ask about their position on the arts in education? Ask them about their experiences in their own school education history. Were they involved in music? Do they remember any of these experiences, especially at the elementary level? Are they still involved in music? Are their…

Use Community Resources

Family and Friends Savings Cards—Contact local businesses in your area – restaurants, salons, car washes, etc. – and have them submit an offer to be put on a discount card. You can fit about 10-12 on a card the size of a business card so it can easily fit in a wallet. Ensemble and/or chorus students can sell the cards for $10 each. This is of no cost to the businesses, other than honoring the offer each time the card is presented for one…

JaSeSoi ry Music Village Scholarship

Guidelines and Policy for Applicants JaSJaSeSoi ry, Orff-Schulwerk Association of Finland, has generously provided a scholarship for an AOSA member to the International Music Village 2019, in Mooste Mois manor, Estonia. This award, valued at approximately 500 Euros, includes tuition, room and board in a double room. The scholarship recipient is responsible for all other costs, including transportation. This conference will be taught in English….

AOSA Diversity Outreach Scholarship

AOSA recognizes the need for more diverse representation of its membership. Established in 2018, the purpose of the AOSA Diversity Outreach Scholarship is to provide financial support to teachers from diverse populations or people of color to attend the AOSA Professional Development Conference. The following guidelines have been established to assist applicants who are seeking a Diversity Outreach Scholarship. The funds for this scholarship…