• School Year Scholarships are designed for new(er) teachers who are curious about the Orff Schulwerk approach to music and movement education
  • School year scholarships reimburse RMC-AOSA members for the cost of Saturday workshops, and for AOSA and RMC membership dues for one year
  • Scholarship applicants must be present at the September workshop or online in order to win
  • Previous school year winners and previous summer scholarship winners are ineligible
  • All other RMC-AOSA members are eligible


  • Apply online at before the Friday September 3, 9:00am deadline
  • Show proof of current membership AOSA and in Rocky Mountain Orff Chapter
  • (annual national membership to $89.00. annual local membership to $50.)
  • Be present for the announcement of winners at the end of the workshop on September 11


  • attend at least four RMC workshops 
  • write reflections on the workshops, summarizing them and explaining their influence on your teaching  
  • electronically submit your reflections to  by the June 15, 2022 deadline
  • continue your RMC-AOSA membership and participation in the future


Home Address (Street, City, ZIP):



School Name:

School District:

School is in the City/Town of:

School ZIP Code:


I know that these funds have been provided by the generous donations of RMC members, and in the event that I receive a scholarship I agree to:

Attend at least four workshops during this school year
write about the workshops, summarizing them and reflecting on how they influenced my teaching
submit the reflections to RMC Scholarship Committee member by the June 15, 2022, deadline
contact an RMC Scholarship Committee member promptly if an emergency prevents me from attending a workshop

(NOTE: Checking all of the above boxes signifies legal agreement with RMC-AOSA)

1. Teaching Environment

How many students are enrolled at your school?

What is your school affiliation (private or public school district)?

What is your teaching load?

Grade Levels:


2. Teaching Experience

What is your teaching experience (e.g., 1st year of teaching, 4th year, returning to teaching)?

3. Orff Schulwerk Experience

Chapter affiliation (if any)?

For how many years were you affiliated with the chapter(s)?

Previous Orff training (check all that apply):
as part of a general music methods classOrff Schulwerk Teacher Education Course (levels training)In-ServicesWorkshops

Where were the O.S. Teacher Education Courses, in-services, and workshops?

4. Financial Need

What financial need do you have that affects your ability to afford RMC workshops? Examples of financial need could include student loans, professional expenses, family circumstances, and other financial situations.

5. Music education philosophy

Explain your philosophy of music education and how you think that it harmonizes with Orff Schulwerk.

6. Long-term goals as a music teacher

Share dreams and the details of your ideal future job, including but not limited to: age groups; what you believe is important to teach all of your students; your ideas about music participation and performance.

7. Rocky Mountain Chapter Connection

How did you learn about the Rocky Mountain Orff chapter?

Check the dates that you can attend Saturday workshops:
September 11, 2021, Judith Thompson-Barthwell presentingOctober 9, 2021, Michelle Fella Przybylowski presentingJanuary 8, 2022, Walt Hampton presentingMarch 12, 2022, Josh Southard presentingMay 2022, TBA

8. Describe yourself as a musician

Give highlights of your particular musical interests:

Memorable musical learnings from your past:

Skills you have and/or would like to develop:


9. Bonus

Add anything else you deem relevant to your belief that Orff Schulwerk will benefit you and your students.