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A Terrific Professional Event to start your school year!

Back to School Day 2020

Join Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association and Kodaly Vic (KMEIA Vic) for a morning of workshops run by Kodaly and Orff experts! Brush off the cobwebs and kick-start the New Year. Be inspired by fresh and innovative ideas!

Presenters:Lynette Richardson, Melissa Dods and Kate Thompson (QLD)

Date: Saturday 22 Feb 2020
Time: 9am to 1.00pm (8.30am registration)
Venue: Cripps Centre, Caulfield Grammar School, Caulfield Campus. 217 Glen Eira Rd (enter off Loch Ave.), St Kilda East , VIC 3183
Cost: Standard: $85 KMEIA and VOSA members, $100 non-members, $65 students.

Includes morning tea

To register and for more information visit Kodaly Vic.

Download a flyer here.

Back to School Day will be followed by the
VOSA AGM.

All members are advised that an Annual General Meeting of the members of Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association (VOSA) will take place as follows:
Time: 1.45pm (after Back to School Day)
Date: Saturday 22 February, 2020
Place: Caulfield Park Pavilion Function Room,
280 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North VIC 3161

If you would like to join the VOSA Committee, or nominate a colleague, please download and complete a nomination form below. Fully completed and signed nominations must be received by 3pm Saturday 15 February 2020 via email to admin@vosa.org.

For any member who is unable to attend the meeting but would like to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf at the meeting, please download and complete a proxy form below and return to the above email by 5pm Thursday 20 February 2020.

Please contact Scott Buchanan (VOSA Secretary) if you have any questions or concerns – imscottb62@icloud.com

Please also let us know if you will be attending the meeting. If you wish to read the minutes from our last AGM, download a copy below.

Download a nomination form

Download a proxy form

Download the previous minutes

The Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association (VOSA) is part of a world wide movement of music educators which draws on the principles of the German composer Carl Orff, adapting these to the Australian situation in a program of workshops, courses and conferences. VOSA is based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and was formed in 1977.  VOSA is linked to ANCOS, the Australian National body representing Orff-Schulwerk.

“In a child’s life it is often the music teacher who will be remembered above all others once the child has left school. Music teachers have the potential to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, sparking imaginations at every turn. You never know when this happens with a child, which makes every lesson special, no matter how hard it may seem at the time. Music teachers are the salt of the earth.”

Richard Gill OAM


PAST EVENTS

National Orff Schulwerk Conference – Vision 2020

6-9 January, 2020
Rydges Hotel
701 Swanston Street
Carlton, Victoria
(located just on the outskirts of the CBD, easily accessible by tram from CBD)

In 2020 it is Victoria’s turn to host the National Orff Schulwerk Conference!

At Vision 2020 we celebrate 40 years of ANCOS.

Vision 2020 will open with a fun welcome get together in the evening of 6 January, then we’ll have 3 full days of sessions on 7, 8 & 9 January.  Plans are afoot for a fun ‘Melbourne themed’ second evening event too.  Stay tuned!

We encourage you to book your flights and accommodation early.  A special conference rate is available at the Rydges Swanston for anyone wanting to stay at the conference venue.   For more details see the Vision 2020 website.