Welcome to the Greater Chicago AOSA! We are a professional organization of music and movement educators dedicated to developing and encouraging the Orff-Schulwerk teaching approach. GCAOSA provides a forum for continued growth and understanding of Orff-Schulwerk that reflects its national American Orff-Schulwerk Association organization.
The next workshop will be February 23 with David DeStefano!
From Schulwerk Inspiration to Original Creation
In this workshop, we will look at small pieces from the Music for Children volumes and discover ways to use them as source material for singing games, movement and creative music making. Using this model for creative work, we will also explore possibilities that lie within traditional folk songs and singing games. Please bring Music for Children Volumes I and II and a soprano recorder.
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There has been a new mandate to teachers about professional development hours. You now need to provide your IEIN (Illinois Educator Identification Number) at the workshop in order to receive your hours. We must have your number on file. You WILL NOT receive your PD's without your number, so please have your number with you. There will be no exceptions. To save time, it would be best if you wrote it down on a piece of paper with your full name to turn it to us. If you go here http://www.isbe.net/elis/ and go to Educator Access, you can log in to find your number. It is at the topmost left side, in the blue box, under your name. That is the number we need.
All workshops will be held at Concordia University in River Forest. There is a free parking garage (Visitor lot #5) for your convenience on campus. Taking public transportation from the city? Take the green line to the Harlem/Lake green line station. From there, take the bus or walk 1 mile north to Concordia.
7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305
Offered in cooperation with the music department of Concordia University Chicago.