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AOSA News Archives
AOSA National Advocacy Council member, Gerald McDermott, passes away
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Frau Liselotte Orff: 1930 - 2012
It is with great sadness that the American Orff-Schulwerk Association announces on behalf of the management and trustees of the Carl Orff Foundation the passing of Liselotte Orff (nee Schmitz) on Wednesday, September 19, shortly after her 82nd birthday. See story HERE.
AOSA loses a Founding Member
Elizabeth Nichols, one of the founding members of AOSA, passed away peacefully on July 21.
Read more about Elizabeth Nichols here.
Advocacy efforts come together for Music Education organizations, including
AOSA. The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is pleased to announce its affiliation with The Music Education Policy Roundtable. Read about it HERE.
Don Campbell, music educator and friend of Orff Schulwerk, passes away
More details HERE.
Congratulations to new NBT Electees
The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is pleased to announce the results of the recent National Board of Trustees elections. Those elected to serve as Regional Representatives will have a three-year term of 2012-2015 with the Recording Secretary serving two years, 2012-2014. Terms begin July 1. Congratulations to:
Region I – Lori Conlon-Khan
Region II – John Buschiazzo
Region IV – Lisa Hewitt
Region V – Steven Owens
Recording Secretary – Connie Van Engen
Please join us in welcoming these new servant leaders to the National Board of Trustees and be sure to thank outgoing Regional Representatives Rhonda Greeson, Dorothy Morrison, Tiffany English, and Wes Ball and Recording Secretary, Kay Lehto.
AOSA Online Auction is closed
AOSA's fourth annual auction closed at Midnight, EDT on Wednesday, March 14th. It was another outstanding success, unofficially raising over $3100 for the Annual Fund!
American Recorder Society Cover Art Contest Announced
American Recorder Society is having its second annual Magazine Cover Art Contest. The artwork of the contest winner will appear on the cover of American Recorder Society's September 2012 issue of American Recorder magazine.
The contest is open to students in Grades 3-8 and the artist must show the recorder in some way. Further information and rules can be found HERE. The contest deadline is January 20, 2012.
JaSeSoi-ry Scholarship recipient says "Thanks!"
Martha Glaze Zook writes about her experiences at the JaSeSoi Ry Retreat in Finland.
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Isabel McNeill Carley 1918 - 2011
AOSA has lost one of its own in the passing of founder, honorary member, and Distinguished Service Award recipient, Isabel McNeill Carley. read more »»
Memorial Services Set read more »»
TAP Grant recipient receives instruments
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Jos Wuytack in the news! read more »»
Welcome, newly elected National Board of Trustees members!
These new Board Members take office July 1. Read more ...
AOSA recently learned the sad news of the death of AOSA member Hilree Hamilton.
Happy 90th Birthday, Margaret Murray!
To read a short biography of Margaret Murray, author of the English adaptions of Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children, click here.
Our mission is: to demonstrate the value of Orff Schulwerk and promote its widespread use; to support the professional development of our members; and to inspire and advocate for the creative potential of all learners.