Welcome to PGTAOSA

Welcome to the Website of the Pittsburgh Golden Triangle Chapter #35
of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association

PGT logoThe Pittsburgh chapter of AOSA is organized by area music teachers to provide continuing education workshops with ACT 48 credit in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Orff Schulwerk is an approach to early childhood, elementary and middle school music education based on the teachings of German composer, Carl Orff and his colleague, Gunild Keetman. Combining creativity, speech, movement, a variety of high quality repertoire, and the playing of instruments, the Orff approach is a child-centered, playful experience, producing children ready for success in all other curricula.

Join us for our Saturday workshops with nationally known clinicians.
It will change how you teach music!!

New to Orff?


Upcoming Workshops

Andrew Ellingsen

The Orff/Kodaly Nexus

Sat, Sept 16, 2017 9am–1pm

South Fayette Intermediate School (South Fayette School District)

Register Now!

Read more about Andrew Ellingsen’s workshop (Coming Soon)


Peter and Mary Alice Amidon

The New England Dancing Masters

Sat, Oct 21, 2017 9am–1pm

O’Hara Elementary School (Fox Chapel School District)

Register Now!

Read more about the Amidons’ workshop (Coming Soon)


Missy Reed

Learners with Special Needs in the Music Classroom

Sat, February 17, 2018 9am–1pm

South Fayette Intermediate School (South Fayette School District)

Register Now!

Coming Soon: Read more about Missy Reed’s workshop (Coming Soon)


Vivian Murray Caputo

Children’s Literature in the Music Classroom

Sat, March 24, 2018 9am–1pm

O’Hara Elementary School (Fox Chapel School District)

Register Now!

Read more about Vivian Murray Caputo’s workshop (Coming Soon)

Act 48 Credits

PGTAOSA is an approved provider for Act 48 Credit.
Workshop hours will be submitted to the state within one month by a PGTAOSA board member. If you have any questions regarding Act 48 Credit, please email the president at president@pgtaosa.org.

Check your Act 48 progress and get your PA Professional ID Number at the PDE Website.