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GCCAOSA Statement on Inclusion and Diversity

The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association stands with our
national organization in condemning violence and injustices forced upon Black communities
across our nation. (Original statement from the American Orff Schulwerk Association)

GCCAOSA serves the Greater Cincinnati region. Blessed with a beautiful and diverse community
with many cultures, we hold a responsibility to our fellow Black colleagues and the Black
students and families we serve to speak up and act against systemic racism and oppression. We
acknowledge speaking up is the first step. GCCAOSA vows to listen, to continue this
conversation, and to follow through with actions that create real change in the structure and
practices of our organization. With this in mind, GCCAOSA will be launching a diversity
task-force in response to these issues.

Music is a powerful platform and we are committed to inclusion and diversity in the music
classroom and within the music community. We are committed to bringing about this change
by improving our understanding of music teaching and learning. We are committed to
amplifying culturally responsive professional development and practices that foster equity in
music classrooms.

We believe that Black Lives Matter in Greater Cincinnati and across our nation.


2020-2021 GCCAOSA Workshops

August 29, 2020 

Jennifer Donovan – Active Music Making In the COVID-19 Era

Workshop will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST on Zoom

September 19, 2020

Kate Bright – Nurturing the Unexpected

Workshop will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST on Zoom

October 17, 2020

Eric Young – Zoom or Room:

Music Activities for Your Classroom 

Workshop will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST on Zoom

February 13, 2021

Sarah Richardson

March 13, 2021

Leslie Anne Bird

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