IOSA has raised enough money in past years to give away two to four $500.00 scholarships each year.
Here's what previous levels scholarship recipients have to say about levels training.
Scholarship Recipient for Level 1 Course Summer 2019:
"Attending The San Francisco International Orff Course was a life-changing experience. Not only did I gain useful knowledge and tools, but my instructors paved the way for me to experience the elemental process with pure, child-like joy. Movement became an extension and medium for musical expression and communication, stretching my limits from the fuel of playful imagination. It was mostly incredible to witness a group of music teachers from several different countries bonding and becoming close friends through music, and my goal is to provide the environment and craft the lessons that will allow my students to do the same. I plan to complete levels II and III there in the next two years, and am committed to regularly reflecting on my lessons in a journal. I would also like to study at the Orff Institute in Salzburg someday. Thank you for making this experience possible." - Christina Lee
Scholarship Recipient for Level I Course Summer 2015:
"Orff Level I training was an unforgettable experience! The amount of information, tools and knowledge I gained during the two week course was astounding and I am so excited to try it all out. I am thankful for the opportunity to take this course. The in-depth pedagogy and many, many activities I was exposed to during the course have helped prepare me for my student teaching. I look forward to using some of the many amazing ideas and skills I was taught. After I finish student teaching in May 2016, I hope to spend a couple years completing a master's degree before I begin teaching. I hope to complete Orff Level II training in the near future. I am incredibly thankful to Idaho Orff for their generous support of my education!" - Baylee Proctor