Educational Institutions

American Orff-Schulwerk Association

  • Cleveland, OH
  • www.aosa.org

Mission Statement

The American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) is a professional organization of music and movement educators dedicated to the creative teaching approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. We are united by our belief that learning about music?learning to sing and play, to hear and understand, to move and create?should be an active and joyful experience. 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 provide a forum for the continued growth and understanding of Orff Schulwerk that reflects the diversity in contemporary American society.

ruling year

1991

Principal Officer

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Katharine Johnson

Keywords

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music, education, professional association

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Also Known As

AOSA

EIN

31-1110361

 Number

5172503994

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS Filing Requirement

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AOSA provides its members a forum in which they can connect with other professionals who believe in active, joyful music-making. By creating an atmosphere of spontaneity and musical discovery for adults?through an annual conference, publications, and a professional development program?AOSA models Orff Schulwerk to inspire its members. These educators then return to their classrooms better equipped to share their students? Orff Schulwerk experience. The AOSA National Conference, located in a different city each year, offers four days of learning, networking, and collaborative opportunities to the 1,500 individuals who attend. The hands-on, high energy conference is full of content that teachers bring directly back to the classroom. Meeting face-to-face with other Orff Schulwerk practitioners provides a unique opportunity for renewal and growth. The Orff Echo, AOSA?s scholarly journal, publishes research and describes the practice of the Schulwerk in its diversity. Reverberations, the membership newsletter, provides membership news and shares classroom tools for teachers. The Advisory Leadership Letter offers guidance to leaders at the chapter level. AOSA awards numerous scholarships and grants to members and to their schools. Members receive discounts on AOSA-published books, annual national conference attendance and rentals from an archive of video recordings.

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AMERICAN ORFF-SCHULWERK ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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American Orff-Schulwerk Association

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Principal Officer

Katharine Johnson

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