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 first workshop of the season is coming up! We will have Jim Solomon with us on September 22. It will be held in the chapel of Concordia University Chicago in River Forest.
West Music will be selling items at this workshop. Contact Judy Pine at West Music by September 14th to place a preorder.
September 22 Jim Solomon Drums, Body Percussion & Recorder
Perform a variety of kid-tested pieces for drums, body percussion and soprano recorder using technique appropriate for children. Get ready to move and play, jam out and improvise!
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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.