Bridge 2018 - National Orff Conference

The Bridge 2018 committee warmly invites you to attend the 19th National Conference of Orff Schulwerk, to be held in Sydney at Shore, Sydney Church of England Grammar School from January 7th to 11th 2018.

Come and experience and celebrate the vibrancy and innovation of the Orff Schulwerk approach to creative music and movement education. Music and movement educators from all sectors will enhance their knowledge and skills through active participation in moving, singing, playing, improvising and composing music.

Keynote Presenters:

Soili Perkio - Finland
Polo Vallejo - Spain
Michele Ellis - Australia

Orff Connection Presenters:

Melissa Dods
Peta Harper
Susan Marshall
Bethany Rowe
Robyn Staveley
Mary Walton

Elective Session Presenters:

Susan-Gai Anderson, Susan Bal-Short, Debra Batley, Kerin Brown, Felicia Chadwick, Angela Chapman, Susan Curbishley, Susie Davies-Splitter, Audrey Fine, Paul Grosse, Allison Harrigan, Susan Head, Jon Madin, Michael McConnachie, Heather McLaughlin, Jane Nicholas, Gabrielle Ryan, Noriko Yamanaka

Paper Presenters:

Sue Buchan, Judi Cranston, Sue Lane, Heather McLaughlin, Anne Power, Beth Rankin, Bethany Rowe

Sponsored Session Presenters:

Susie Davies-Splitter, James Madsen, Heather Monro, Oded Prior, Jemma Tabet

For more information regarding the conference go to the Bridge website


VOSA is offering two scholarships to Bridge 2018 to VOSA members.  

  1. Open Scholarship to any VOSA member;
  2. Student Scholarship to any VOSA member who is a student at a Victorian Tertiary institution.

Please note the scholarships will cover the registration costs for Bridge 2018 only.  The successful applicants will be responsible for covering their own airfares, accommodation and other costs.

You must be a financial member of VOSA to apply.  

Applicants should apply by clicking here and completing and submitting the form by 21 November 2017.

All applications will be considered by the VOSA Executive chaired by the President or a nominee.  Applicants will be informed by 31 November of the outcome & must advise the panel in writing (email) of their acceptance of an offer within 7 days of the receipt of the letter (email) of offer. The decision of the panel is final & VOSA regrets that it is unable to enter into any correspondence regarding its decision.  Each application will be treated individually on its merits.

The successful applicants will be required to submit a report on their Bridge 2018 experience to the Editors of Musette for publication in the first issue for 2018.