Membership

Join the Memphis Chapter of the AOSA to form associations with other talented arts educators who continue to seek professional renewal and growth in the same atmosphere of playful spontaneity and musical discovery that your students will experience in the Orff Schulwerk classroom.
Go to NATIONAL + LOCAL

NATIONAL + LOCAL

The best value! Includes national membership ($85) and local membership ($60) for one low price.
Cost: $145

Go to LOCAL UPGRADE

LOCAL UPGRADE

For those who currently hold national membership, and who would like to add membership to our local Memphis chapter.
Cost: $60

Go to ASSOCIATE

ASSOCIATE

Local membership only. This also includes admission to our workshops.
Cost: $95

Go to STUDENT

STUDENT

For current full-time students with ID, this includes both National and Local membership.
Cost: $25

You can also donate to MCAOSA anytime!

About Us

A Teaching Model for Optimal Learning
Building Musicianship and More…In Every Learner

Releasing creativity that extends far beyond the music classroom, Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman conceived an approach to building musicianship in every learner through the integration of music, movement, speech, and drama. In Orff Schulwerk classrooms, children begin with what they do instinctively: play! Imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally as students become confident, life-long musicians and creative problem solvers. The Orff approach to teaching is a model for optimal learning in 21st Century classrooms.

We are a local chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.

Leadership

Betsy Carter

President
Ms. Carter teaches at Bruce Elementary in Shelby County Schools

Allen Moody

Vice President
Mr. Moody teaches at Idlewild Elementary in Shelby County Schools

Jan Crum

Program Chair
Ms. Crum teaches at Westhaven Elementary School in Shelby County Schools

Linzie Mullins

Treasurer
Ms. Mullins teaches at Snowden Elementary School in Shelby County schools

Teresa Ulrich

Secretary
Ms. Ulrich teaches at Newberry Elementary School in Shelby County Schools

Wincle Sterling

Advisor
Mr. Sterling is the Arts Instructional Advisor for Shelby County Schools

Carol King

Advisor
Ms. King is a retired teacher, mentor, and former acting supervisor of the Memphis City Schools Orff Music Program

Nancy Ferguson Scholarship Application

Did you know you can get a $700 scholarship to offset the cost of tuition for the summer Orff-Schulwerk certification courses at the University of Memphis? Just click the apply button to get started.

Workshops & Events

Workshop admission is free for all members. Non-members can pay the $50 workshop fee on the day of the event. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are held from 9am-1pm at Campus School on the campus of the University of Memphis. View map

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