Grant Information

The Atlanta Area Orff Chapter is excited to announce that we will award: five grants for Professional Development in the amount of $300 and three grants for classroom instruments in the amount of $750.

All entrants must be members of both the Atlanta Area Orff Chapter and National AOSA for a minimum of 1 year prior to the date of the application.

See Grants page for more information.

Special Guest, Dr. Schaumberger

The Atlanta Area Chapter of AOSA is pleased to welcome a special guest clinician, Dr. Helmut Schamuberger.  Dr. Schaumberger is a professor of music education and Coordinator of the School of Music and Arts Education at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. In addition to the topic below, Dr. Schaumberger will give a talk on the Orff institute, which is a part of the Mozarteum. 

Please join us for:

“Encouraging to Sing – New Warm-Ups, Songs and Creative Methods for Singing with Children”

Findley Oaks Elementary, 5880 Findley Chase Drive, Johns Creek, GA 30097

February 16, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

$5 cost includes light refreshments (pay on site with cash, check, or credit card)

RSVP to Kelly Poquette, Hospitality Chair, kellypoquette@gmail.com

This is IN ADDITION to our regularly scheduled February 2, 2019 workshop with Tiffany English at Chattahoochee Elementary School, 2930 Albion Farm Road, Duluth, GA 30097.

Workshop with Brent Holl This Saturday

Come join us on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9am-1pm at Chattahoochee ES for “Jump, Jive, and Jazz (K-8)” with Brent Holl. We’ll start this session with some play party games and discover how these activities lead straight to Jazz. An original blues song is next and we’ll learn an arrangement that can be played on the Orff instruments. A great finish will be a big band arrangement for Orff instruments. Warning! Dancing and happiness may ensue!! Focus: Orff process; improvisation; orchestration; speech and movement. See you there!

Workshop with BethAnn Hepburn this Saturday

Please join us at our next workshop on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 from 9am-1pm at Chattahoochee ES. BethAnn Hepburn will be presenting “Playful Process.“ Re-discover your elemental spirit through multiple creative inspiration points! Speak, Sing, Move, and Play your way through lessons inspired from many creative springboards! We will explore a day of lessons with clear music concepts at their core, that spring from many inspiration points. Come join the fun!

Workshop with Aimee Pfitzner this Saturday

Please join us at our next workshop on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 from 9am-1pm at Chattahoochee ES. Aimee Pfitzner will be presenting “Hands to Hands: Singing Games and Clapping Games from Around the World “ You will be tapping your toes, clapping hands, singing, swinging and sashaying while learning songs and games from around the world.  This is a high-energy, hands-on workshop you won’t want to miss with plenty of giggles and guffaws thrown in. Come join the fun!

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Attend Aimee’s workshop on March 3rd for the password.

Workshop with Tom Pierre this Saturday

Please join us at our next workshop on Saturday, February 3rd from 9am-1pm at Chattahoochee ES. Tom will be presenting “Orff-Schulwerk in the Urban Classroom: Gotta see it for yourself!” In this interactive session, participants will experience ways of tapping into the creative potential of learners in urban school settings to provide meaningful musical experiences. Through singing, saying, moving, playing and creating, the urban classroom can experience multicultural and integrated arts that address varied learning modalities. See you there!