November 8, 2015

From Marci Romney (SDAOSA president):

Conference Week Greetings SDAOSA Friends!

The time has arrived…. Our National AOSA Conference begins here in San Diego Wednesday, November 11 and continues through Saturday the 14th at the Town and Country Convention Center. On site Registration will be available beginning Wednesday. Check for details.

We extend heartfelt appreciation for the incredible amount of planning and work that has been performed by so many of our willing, dedicated, talented chapter members this past year – and longer for some, notably our “fearless leaders” and local chairs Sheryl Lloyd and Linda Lungren, and also their wonderful committee.

Very best wishes to all for a successful, enjoyable Conference full of learning and fun alongside all that labor.  Hope to see many of you there!


REMINDER: Please take special note of your favorite Conference lessons and plan to share one with us at Chapter Sharing April 30,  2016!

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: January 23, 2016 with Jim Solomon – “Process Teaching and Flourishing in an Orff Classroom”

SDAOSA Workshop March 12, 2016 with Colleen Vernon – “Dare to Create” (See Colleen at her Conference session Saturday: “Jump, Jive and Patsch! Swing Music and Dance in the Orff Schulwerk Style”)

August 29, 2015

From Marci Romney (SDAOSA president):

A friendly reminder, as you are busily engaged in back-to-school, about FIVE important upcoming SDAOSA dates!

  1. Monday, August 31:  EARLYBIRD Discounted Registration deadline for AOSA National Conference. Visit
  1. Friday, September 4:  EARLYBIRD $10 Discount Membership deadline for SDAOSA. May we kindly ask ALL MEMBERS to take a few minutes to fill out and return BOTH the NEW MEMBERSHIP FORM and the SURVEY FORM (Link HERE — click on the link to download the forms), with your dues, to Michelle Beeson. Your name will be entered in a drawing for prizes at September 12 workshop! Thanks for those of you who have already responded!
  1. Saturday, September 12:  PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP with internationally acclaimed teaching artists Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, “Creating a Dynamic Learning Community with Traditional Dance, Song and Storytelling.” Come enjoy this unique opportunity to spend six hours with the Amidons dancing, singing songs and singing games like “Rise Sally Rise” and “Jump Jim Joe” from the New England Dancing Masters. Learn about their All-School Sing, adding music to Picture Books, and how to tell a great story. . . and all right here in San Diego.

Amidon materials will be offered for sale at SPECIAL WORKSHOP DISCOUNT PRICING.  Bring your checkbook or pennies.  You will want to include these materials in your classroom at this discount.

If you have ever considered inviting a friend, colleague, new teacher, administrator or professional musician. . .  this is the time. . . Through partial AOSA funding, they are invited to attend this professional development workshop absolutely FREE of charge!

FLYER / INVITATION:  Forward or print in color (or black and white/grayscale). Link to flyer HERE.



PARKING:  For this workshop only, overflow parking will be available directly across the street from Skyline School, in the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church parking lot. If Skyline upper and lower parking lots are full, enter the church parking lot via Stevens Ave (from Lomas Santa Fe, turn left on Stevens just west of the school and turn left again into the THIRD church parking lot entrance off of Stevens Ave to park in the church OFFICE parking lot — the church does have their own event that day and will be using their other lots). Use the crosswalk at Stevens Ave and Lomas Santa Fe Dr to get to Skyline School.

FOOD:  Bring a Lunch.  Snacks and drinks available for purchase.

  1. Thursday, October 1:  “Teaching Composition Through Technology” with Anne Fennell. Special workshop for SDAOSA members only. Laptops provided (or bring your own). Space available, enrollment is limited.

RSVP:  Marci Romney at at your earliest convenience.

TIME:  6:00-8:00pm

ON-SITE LOCATION:  Anne’s Music classroom at Mission Vista High School, Oceanside

DINNER:  Pizza and Salad by donation

  1. November 11-14:  “Waves of Learning” AOSA National Conference, San Diego Town & Country Convention Center. See for details. Questions? Or would you like to help? Email Sheryl Lloyd or Linda Lungren, our local Conference Chairs.

July 17, 2015

AOSAfinal-2015-16-Flyer(click image to enlarge)

A message from Marci, our current chapter president:

Here is our newly designed 2015-2016 flyer thanks to Sharon Evans, Marci, Julie, Michelle, Lenore, Suzy, and many others.

Please personally invite your friends, colleagues, administrators, etc. to join us at our outstanding Pre-Conference workshop on September 12th (the presenters are the Amidons!), to our National Conference this November in San Diego, and to the rest of our wonderful workshops. This flyer can be printed, forwarded, and/or posted to any organizations that may have interested members:


Please help us advertise — you are ALL a key to the conference success. By the way, the conference registration is now open with a reduced earlybird price — check it out at (click on Registration to register).

The September 12th Pre-Conference workshop with the Amidons is partially sponsored by AOSA and is being offered, as a pre-conference experience, free of charge to interested educators and administrators. Please come and bring potential SDAOSA members.

As per our agreement, children are not allowed to attend our workshops for liability reasons. But we hope to see you there!

One last note: We need FOUR volunteers to help stuff flyers in county ArtsPak for two hours (or more) at the San Diego County Office Of Education on Linda Vista Rd. — August 28th.  If available, please contact Sharon Evans or Marci Romney.

Thank you for helping us advertise:
–joining our local SDAOSA chapter
–attending the September 12th workshop
–attending our National Conference in November