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Welcome to Heart of America Orff, 


My name is Mandy Coday and I’m the current President of HOA. Orff has been an integral part of my teaching after being introduced to it during my student teaching. I’ve attended workshops ever since, completed all my levels training, and gained lifelong friendships. 


Heart of America is made up of mostly elementary music teachers from the Kansas City metro area but we have some wonderful middle school, retired, and out of town teachers that join us regularly. We have four workshops coming up this 2022-2023 season; a FREE combined workshop with the Kansas Orff Chapter and then three workshops in the Spring. Check out the “Workshops” tab for more information about our presenters, dates, and how to register. 


The National AOSA conference is going to be held in Kansas City this fall! We hope that you join us in attending this year! 


We’re also incredibly lucky to be so close to Baker University that offers Orff Levels each summer. 


We hope to see you at one or ALL of our workshops this year! 


Mandy Coday




Your HOA-AOSA 2022-2023 Board Members


President: Mandy Coday

Vice President:  Dr. Kim Carson-Swift 

Past President: Eve Osborne

Treasurer:  Kristine McDonald 

Recording Secretary:  Kristen Nall  

Corresponding Secretary: Ashley Porter 

Website & Social Media: Elizabeth Reicher 

Hospitality:  Leigh Tarwater

Members-at-Large:  Jennifer Patterson & Matt Shea

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