Many traditional AOSA-approved Teacher Education sites are developing  alternative, non-certification courses that can be delivered through remote learning platforms as a response to the current pandemic and postponement of many AOSA Teacher Education Levels courses.

AOSA has compiled the following list as a resource for our members seeking professional development. If you know of a course that should be included on this listing please contact for submission details. Courses are listed alphabetically by title. Updated: August 4, 2020


Artful-Playful-Mindful in Action
University of St. Thomas, Diana Hawley, Instructor
The purpose of this course is to explore Jane Frazee’s Artful-Playful-Mindful model, a project-based framework for active music learning, characterized by performing, creating and thinking about musical ideas.

Beyond Hot Cross Buns!
The San Francisco International Course, Eloi Fuguet, Instructor
Recorder ensemble! How can you help your students play in small groups? This workshop will explore the many ways we can extend our classroom repertoire of recorder music. We will review the main concepts of elemental music and explore Historical and traditional music repertoire to play on the recorder. We will also share some great online resources to inspire student recorder players, and we’ll model guided discussions about tuning, breathing, articulation, posture, ornamentation and more. [Note: participants need to have access to the acapella app]

Book Study
Greater Detroit Orff Schulwerk Association
After participants read Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, DOSA will host a conversation on the book. Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.

Weekly Zoom Webinar Series
Rocky Mountain Chapter of AOSA
Rocky Mountain Orff is partnering with ROCKE (Kodály) & CoAES (Dalcroze Eurhythmics) to bring a series of webinars beginning on June 26. We will feature some of our local Colorado-based clinicians to host 2-hour long interactive Zoom webinars, allowing participants to learn from some of our local superstars and network with other teachers in a fun, engaging online platform. See link for presenters and topics.