Josh Southard is the Music Specialist at Smoky Row Elementary School in Carmel, IN. There he teaches K-5 music, as well as a 5th grade Orff Ensemble, and was named the 2018 Teacher of the Year. He has completed all three levels of Orff-Schulwerk certification, as well as Orff Curriculum and Composition at Anderson University. He served as the Indiana Orff Schulwerk Association’s President from 2010-2014, and in 2011, he was appointed to the American Orff Schulwerk Association’s Historical Committee, where he served as the Chairperson of the committee from 2014-2017. Recently, he was elected to the National Board of Trustees of the American Orff Schulwerk Association, serving as the Regional VI Representative for Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Kentucky, W. Virginia, Illinois, and Michigan. Josh is a featured presenter at Orff workshops around the country, state and national conferences. He has also had articles published in both the Orff Echo and Reverberations. He now teaches Level I Orff Certification courses in Gwinnett County in Atlanta, GA, DePaul University in Chicago, IL, and Anderson University in Anderson, IN.
2013 Lilly Grant Recipient 2018 Smoky Row Elementary Teacher of the Year Articles published in the Orff Echo and Reverberations Elected as AOSA Region VI Representative
Butler University - 2004 Bachelor of Music Anderson University - 2008 Master of Music Education with Orff Emphasis Levels I,II,III, Orff Composition, Orff Curriculum, First Steps in Music Apprenticed at St. Thomas University with Cindy Hall in Orff Level I Basic Pedagogy
Smoky Row Elementary Music Room website: www.smokyrowmusicroom.org Smoky Row Music Room Twitter: @sremusicroom YouTube Channel: sremusicroom