The Kentucky Orff-Schulwerk Association awards one scholarship in the amount of $625 for the purpose of enhancing the educational knowledge and skills of the recipient in the teachings of Orff Schulwerk. Sometimes an additional scholarship is awarded pending available funds.
Applicants must be a member of KOSA for the minimum of one year. This includes college students who became a member using the student discount.
If awarded the scholarship, recipients are required to serve on the KOSA Board in some capacity and to present at the Chapter Share workshop in January.
Applications are due by Feb 15 annually. Click here to apply.
A selection committee comprised of the KOSA president, a KOSA board member, and a college/university representative will review all applications. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the March workshop.
There were no awards in 2020 or 2021. The awards for 2019 were granted to Paula Bault (full scholarship) and Kayla Collier (1/2 scholarship). Congrats!
I am the proud mom two beautiful daughters, Bethany and Sarah. I began working for the Adair County School System in 1990 as an instructional assistant. In 2001, I graduated from Lindsey Wilson College and was hired to teach visual arts. Three years ago I was moved to music. My lack of musical knowledge made going to work hard for the first time in my life. Our principal says he moved me because he knew that I would learn how to teach music. That desire to be a good teacher is what brought me to Orff Schulwerk.
My name is Kayla Collier. I am the music/visual arts teacher at Cochrane Elementary in Louisville. With a bachelor’s in music education from the University of Illinois, I have taught elementary or middle school fine arts for 6 years. After joining KOSA, I have finally found my people in the Orff world! Taking Level I was my first course to start my master’s in music ed with a concentration in Orff Schulwerk, and I am so excited to keep growing and creating in Level II. My goal for the upcoming school year is to ask myself, “What are my students creating?” at every step of the way. The more creating, the better!