Welcome to the newly-refurbished, expanded and improved website of the Association for Waldorf Music Education (AWME)!
We are thrilled to bring you news, information, articles, resource sharing and other important topics about Waldorf music and Waldorf music teachers. Our hope is to make this a forum for networking with each other and to support the colleagueship of Waldorf music educators. We also hope that it is a rich source of inspiration!
In our effort to consistently adding and upgrade this site and its contents, we need your news, articles, and other contributions, more than ever! So please send us photos, articles, news items, schedules of conferences and workshops, repertoire suggestions, etc. in order for the good word and good work to be shared with a wider community of like-minded people! Your contributions are vital to the health and growth of AWME!
We have introduced several new features on this site, to please take a bit of time to peruse all the pages in each section. We have tried to make it more user-friendly and accessible, so that you can easily find what you need and navigate smoothly throughout the entire site. We have also endeavored to include more links that will connect you to a greater variety of resources. Our goal is to make this a significant resource not just for Waldorf music teachers, but for everyone interested in Waldorf music education.
AWME was founded in 2000 by a group of dedicated Waldorf music colleagues who felt the need for an organizational body that provided a framework for anyone interested in supporting, strengthening and contributing to the growth and health of Waldorf music education. If you have been to our website before, you will also notice that we have changed the name of the organization. Formerly ANAWME (the Association of North American Waldorf Music Educators), we felt that this no longer accurately represented who and what we are. We are now AWME — the Association for Waldorf Music Education. This is a broader and more inclusive name that we feel better communicates what we are all about. We are not exclusive to anyone, and feel we have grown to the point where we can acknowledge ourselves as the larger body committed to supporting Waldorf music education in the light of anthroposophy and the indications for music education given by Rudolf Steiner. We consistently get emails from people all over the world, who are interested in what AWME is about, wondering how they can become a part of this important work to connect with other Waldorf music teachers and find resources so vital to their working. AWME welcomes all music teachers, class teachers, early childhood teachers, parents and anyone wishing to understand and support Waldorf music education in all its aspects. We are dedicated to the development and support of music education in Waldorf schools across North America and throughout the world.
Whoever you are, you are warmly invited to join us as we explore Waldorf music education together. Enjoy the journey!
Andrea Lyman, President of AWME