Orff Certification Program scholarship
The NYC Chapter of AOSA (NYCCAOSA) is offering four partial scholarships for the 2022-23 NYC Orff Certification Program. The NYCCAOSA Board will award these scholarships based on merit, chapter workshop participation and financial need.
All necessary items listed below must be submitted electronically to the chapter board through this Google Form no later than October 15, 2022. Recipients will be notified by October 20, 2022.
Submit a cover letter including a personal statement of 500 words or less highlighting your reasons for wanting to pursue Orff levels training and basis for a merit scholarship or documentation of financial need.
Submit of a resume including: full name, address, phone number, e-mail, social media (website, youtube, etc.), education (schools, dates, degrees), special certifications (Kodaly, Dalcroze, Orff-Schulwerk, etc.), teaching experience, professional memberships, publications, teaching awards, etc.
After the above items have been reviewed, you may be contacted for an interview at which time you should be prepared to discuss your documents.
If a scholarship is granted, the funds will be directly applied to the recipient’s outstanding tuition bill by the NYCCAOSA Treasurer.
** Levels 1 and 3 are expected to run this year.
Recipients of the scholarships are required to:
Assist with the set-up and breakdown of class materials.
Write a short blurb for publication about their professional growth and course experiences.
commit to active participation in NYCCAOSA for at least one year following the course.
Past Winner - Bob Goldberg
Orff Level I at Trevor (five years ago) was one of the best courses I’d ever taken. I learned many useful songs and techniques, and got to work with three great teachers and a vibrant group of colleagues. It brought a focus to my teaching, and introduced me to an exciting and innovative community of teachers. Level II (at PS51) has been another great experience. It is a treat to be able to work with Danai, Judith and Laura again. We have had the chance to study Orff-Keetman compositions in depth, to explore modal composition and improvisation, to write lyrics, songs, arrangements and ensemble pieces, to keep our musical selves rooted in our physical selves through dance, to make pictures and tell stories with our voices, bodies, and instruments. As a composer, I appreciate that all three teachers are working composers, with an understanding of the theoretical and the practical aspects, a deep commitment to collaboration, and the greatest respect for their students. Teaching Orff is the most fun you can have in a music classroom. This just makes it better!