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 “International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg” (IOSFS) together with an increased area of responsibility. The long-standing direction of the Forum has been in the hands of Dr. Hermann Regner and Barbara Haselbach.
Today the International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg represents the centre of the network for international Orff-Schulwerk Associations and affiliated pedagogical institutions. 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, also in intercultural areas, to be an advisor for pedagogical questions and to initiate events or support them.
The International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg fulfills its function in close connection with the Orff Institute Salzburg, the Carl Orff Foundation Diessen am Ammersee, the Orff-Zentrum München, the international Orff-Schulwerk associations and affiliated pedagogical institutions.
The International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg is financially supported by the Carl Orff Foundation Diessen.