Scholarships

Merlin Day Musselman Memorial Scholarship

 “Merlin Day Musselman loved music so much, it came from deep within him since he was a baby. He always had a song in his heart. Donations in Merlin’s memory can be made to our local Orff-Schulwerk chapter, Portland Orff-Schulwerk Association (POSA).  In Merlin’s memory may his love of music continue to grow in the sound of thousands and thousands of children’s voices.”
~Peter Musselman

POSA is committed to furthering the growth of our members by helping with their training in the Orff approach. Levels training takes the next step beyond our great workshops to provide an in-depth understanding and experience of Orff-Schulwerk pedagogy in a lively and creative group setting. This scholarship is to be used to help defray the cost of an Orff-Schulwerk training.

Would you like to contribute to the Merlin Day Musselman Scholarship Fund? Please visit our Donate Page!

Portland Orff-Schulwerk Association

SUMMER 2018 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
for Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Course

Please note that you must be a POSA member to be eligible for the scholarship benefit. If you are not a member, you may become a member by paying 2017’s membership dues here.

1. QUALIFYING FOR SCHOLARSHIP, LOCAL MEMBERSHIP

A. Are you a member of POSA (the Portland Chapter)?
YesNo

Note: If you answered YES to Question 1A, proceed to Application below. If you answered NO to 1A, you do not qualify for a scholarship in the summer of 2018. You are welcome to apply in future summers.

2. FINANCIAL NEED

4. TEACHING LOAD:

A.Do you teach music full time?
YesNo

If no, then what is the percentage of your part time music teaching load?

B. What grades do you teach?

5. TEACHING SUBJECT(S) AT YOUR SCHOOL

List and briefly describe the subjects you teach—such as general music, drama, choir, chorus, orchestra, band, extra curricular Orff ensembles, or other.

6. ORFF SCHULWERK BACKGROUND

Describe your previous Orff Schulwerk training (pre-service, in-service, workshops, classes, summer Orff Schulwerk teacher education courses).

7. PHILOSOPHY

How does your philosophy of music education include Orff Schulwerk?

8. PHILOSOPHY INTO PRACTICE

What approaches do you use to structure your classroom music lessons and your process—for example, Orff Schulwerk, Kodály, Dalcroze, or other? Explain, using examples of how you have used the approach(es) in teaching a lesson or concept.

9. FUTURE

How do your career goals include Orff Schulwerk and the Portland Chapter?