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Music is Everywhere! An Experience in Body Percussion, Chants, and Improvisation
September 17, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 Followed by our 50th Anniversary Picnic!
Luncheon included with admission to Otto's workshop

Otto Gross


Russell Nadel

Accessible Improvisation and Composition for All Ages
October 15, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

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Improvisation and composition activities in the elementary General Music classroom are some of the deepest and most fun learning opportunities music students can have!  In this workshop, participants will learn a variety of strategies to "pull back the curtain" on composition and improvisation, and will learn and practice many straightforward techniques for helping guide students in creating their own original music and movement.  Using classic processes and ideas from Orff Schulwerk, combined with ideas taken from Project-Based Learning and Social-Emotional Learning, participants will experience improvising and composing alone and with others, on instruments and with their voices, in words and in movement, and will come away with a toolbox of ideas and a pile of lesson ideas to bring back to their students.

Russell Nadel is a music educator and an award-winning composer based in Virginia. Some of his vocal and choral works are published by Hal Leonard and Transcontinental Music Publications, and recordings of his compositions can be found on four commercial albums. Mr. Nadel is a certified teacher educator in the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education, and is in demand as a workshop clinician and teacher trainer around the United States.  He is the Middle School Music Specialist at The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia.

Russell's Bio

Upcoming Workshops...

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AOSA National Conference

AOSA Professional Development Conference 
Kansas City, MO

November 2-5, 2022


November 8, 2022 (Election Day) from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT

Election Day Workshop:
Honoring Refugee Voices

Individual Registrations, click here

MUSIC, SEL, and the Power of Connection

Collaborative Workshop featuring

  • IRIS: Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services

  • Afghan Children’s Songbook Project: Louise Pascale

  • Kevin Bishop, Executive Director of Cuatro Puntos

  • Arson Fahim, Afghan Musician

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For Districts and School Groups Paying by Purchase Orders, click here

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Yeeman “ManMan” Mui

Virtual Workshop: Body Bayashi
January 21, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


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Join CTAOSA for a collaborative Chapter Share
March 25, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

Connecticut Chapter Share

Giselle Ziegler

April 29, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM