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.
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!
- Sat, Dec 04Location is TBDSing, Say, Dance and Play to channel student’s sense of curiosity while laying the foundation for musical literacy. Del Norte Conference Center 6100 Montgomery Blvd NE Albuquerque Members $20 Non-Members $65 Retired-$20 Student-$10
- Sat, Mar 12Location is TBDJoin Kate Bright as she leads participants in exploring a wide variety of modes and meters and demonstrates several different ways students can explore those modes by singing, saying, moving, and, most importantly, PLAYING!Members $20 Non-Members $65 Retired-$20 Student-$10
- Sat, Apr 09Location is TBDDiscover fun and innovative ways to engage students of all skill levels, across the music curriculum together in your music program. Members $20 Non-Members $65 Retired-$20 Student-$10