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WELCOME TO THE ONLINE HOME OF THE NEW MEXICO CHAPTER OF THE

AMERICAN ORFF SCHULWERK ASSOCIATION

 

About

A chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. Also known as the Orff Method, Orff Approach or Music for Children; it is a way of introducing and teaching children about music on a level that they can easily comprehend. Musical concepts are learned through singing, chanting, dance, movement, drama and the playing of percussion instruments. Improvisation, composition and a childs natural sense of play are encouraged.

Creativity

music

teaching

movement

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NMAOSA is a professional organization of music and movement educators serving the state of New Mexico. We are a chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. Our chapter is dedicated to the creative teaching approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman, and promoting that approach throughout the southwest.

The Orff Method is a way of teaching children about music that engages their mind and body through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and the use of percussion instruments (i.e. xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels). Lessons are presented with an element of play helping the children learn at their own level of understanding.

Sing, Say, Dance, Play, and more!

Workshops

Sat, Dec 05
Webinar
Matthew Stensrud "Playfulness in Teaching
2 hour virtual workshop $10 for members and $15 for non-members
Sat, Jan 23
Webinar
Cat Woo and Ashleigh Lore "Virtual Classroom Magic"
2 hour virtual workshop $15 for members and $30 for non-members
Sat, Feb 20
Webinar
Chapter Share in conjunction with ENMU
$15 for members and $30 for non-members
Sat, Mar 13
Webinar
Jennifer Sheridan "Teaching Orff to students with Autism"
$15 for members and $30 for non-members

Contact Us

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