The Twin Tiers Orff-Schulwerk Association is a local chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, serving the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York. We strive to support the music educators of our region by providing quality professional development opportunities led by clinicians from across the country. Join us for one of our upcoming workshops!


What is Orff-Schulwerk?

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.

A Teaching Model for Optimal Learning

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.



Mission Statement

The mission of AOSA and TTOSA is:

  • to demonstrate the value of Orff-Schulwerk and promote its widespread use;
  • to support the professional development of our members; and,
  • to inspire and advocate for the creative potential of all learners.

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