Service Nomination
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The Music Research Nexus

The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Service Nomination
Editorial Board Member
The Orff Echo (peer-reviewed journal of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association)
Member in good standing of AOSA, knowledge of the purpose and philosophy of Orff Schulwerk, completion of Level II teacher education with Level III completion preferred, strong writing and editing skills, technological knowledge including use of cloud-based storage and document-sharing platforms and services as well as email and online communication tools, familiarity with and use of APA writing style, ability to work collaboratively with co-editors and authors as well as liaisons and the NBT.

The term for Echo Board members shall be four years and three months with the potential for re-appointment for an additional four years after a one-year hiatus.
  • Act in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation, Code of Regulations, and current policy of the AOSA National Board of Trustees.
  • Execute all duties professionally and courteously, supporting the goals of AOSA.
  • Communicate with the editor on all matters regarding The Orff Echo and other Echo Board publications.
  • Identify possible topics for issue focus, selecting and assigning topics to publication dates.
  • Review and approve submitted materials, making editorial suggestions and recommendations as needed.
  • Solicit articles suitable for publication in The Orff Echo on an ongoing basis.
  • Collect and perform edits on materials suitable for publication in The Orff Echo and Echo Board publications.
  • Track and organize progress of assigned issue to be co-coordinated with fellow board member/s including writer communications and materials recruitment, permissions and releases, additional writer solicitation, and writing assistance.
  • Write articles and/or columns and fulfill other assignments according to schedules. • Proofread digital issue each quarter prior to print.
  • Attend spring and fall meetings in person.
  • Attend other meetings as needed via Skype, Zoom, etc.

Spring meeting (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, in March)
  • Airfare – full reimbursement
  • Housing – one half of one room for two nights (room sharing is encouraged; additional nights possible based on travel scheduled, approved by executive director)
  • Food – $75 stipend plus breakfast and lunch provided by AOSA Saturday and breakfast provided by AOSA Sunday Ground transportation, additional food and beverage, and other incidentals are the responsibility of the board member. AOSA occasionally provides additional support based on available budgeted funds.
Fall meeting (split Friday/Saturday of AOSA conference; encompasses Writing for AOSA session)
  • Airfare – full reimbursement
  • Conference registration – provided by AOSA Housing, ground transportation, additional food and beverage, and other incidentals are the responsibility of the board member.
How to Nominate:
Nomination Deadline
February 16, 2018
Voting/Review of Nomination Dates:
Applications will be reviewed starting March 2, 2018
Related URL:
Inquiries About the Nomination Should Be Directed To:
Linda Hines, Editor-in-chief
A Note from Brian Wesolowski:

The mission of the Music Research Nexus is to connect those involved in music education/music therapy research at higher education institutions. 

1. Music education/music therapy position vacancies
2. Calls for international, national, and state music education conferences
3. Calls for nominations for service-related activities
4. Calls for papers
5. Research funding/award opportunities

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