Atlanta Orff Chapter

The Atlanta Area Orff Chapter is a professional organization of music and movement educators in the Atlanta metro area that are dedicated to the creative teaching approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman.  Atlanta Orff is a regional Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) and the chapter was chartered in 1978.

We Believe...

Music is a living force vital to the education of every child.

We Believe...

The opportunity to create speech, movement, and music in an ordered framework should be made available to all children. 

We believe...

It is important to develop trained teachers and to inform parents and communities of this educational philosophy.

Update - Spring Workshops Cancelled

Important Announcement! We are cancelling our final two scheduled events for the year.  Our April 25th planned chapter share has been cancelled and our May “Honor Orff” event has been postponed.  Honor Orff will be rescheduled for Fall 2020 and we will update you as soon as we know a new time and date for that event.  

If you registered for our 2020 workshop series or the March Workshop with Judith Thompson-Barthwell you will receive a reimbursement check in the mail soon.

Stay safe and healthy dear friends.  We can’t wait to be back together this fall.

Who we are...

Atlanta Orff is a local chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA) and was founded by local elementary music teachers who taught using the Orff Schulwerk process in their elementary classrooms.   

Atlanta Orff’s primary mission is to  provide an opportunity for professional growth for all elementary music teachers in the Atlanta metro.  We do this by hosting several workshops each year, bringing in the best clinicians in the country.  The Atlanta Orff Chapter was chartered in 1978 and still remains strong today, 40 years later!

Our Purpose...

To promote and encourage the philosophy of Carl Orff and to support its implementation.

To distribute information relevant to the activities and growth of Orff-Schulwerk.


Learn more about the Atlanta Orff Chapter and how you can become a member!

What is Orff?

Learn more about the music philosophy that guides our organization.

Workshop Series

Join us for an exciting lineup of presenters, workshops, and opportunities for professional development!

Workshop Location

Get directions and advice about how to find us at Chattahoochee Elementary School in Gwinnett County.