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The International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg (IOSFS) is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is the worldwide promotion and further development of the pedagogical-artistic work of Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman (“Orff-Schulwerk”). The IOSFS is a network of national Orff-Schulwerk Associations, Associated Schools and Institutions and individual members around the world. Its mission is to collect, to document and to publish international information about the work with Orff-Schulwerk, to further communication between institutions or individuals, to be an advisor for pedagogical questions and to initiate events or support them.



The Seminar and Information Centre for Orff-Schulwerk were founded in 1961 at the then Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg by Carl Orff and Professor Dr. Eberhard Preussner with support from the Austrian Ministry of Education. As the plans for the founding of an Orff Centre were being developed in Munich in 1983, the Information Centre acquired its new name as the “Orff-Schulwerk Forum” (now the “International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg”) together with an increased area of responsibility. The first President of the Forum was Dr. Hermann Regner (1984-1994), followed by Barbara Haselbach (1994-2018) and Shirley Salmon (2018-present). 

The IOSFS is a platform for international exchange, information about the Orff-Schulwerk, advice, publications, events and much more

More information about the IOSFS Board here

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