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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.

Key International Presenter:  ANDREA OSTERTAG (Austria)

Andrea  is a Lecturer in Elemental Music & Dance Pedagogy at the Universitat Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.  She completed her studies in Musicology at the Paris Lodron University in Salzburg, Austria in 1984.  Andrea studied the Diploma of Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy at the University Mozarteum Salzburg/Orff Institute from 1984 to 1988. From 1988 to 1989 she taught Early Elemental Music & Dance Education at the municipal music school Musikum in Salzburg.  And from 1989 to 1992 she was the Dance teacher at the Carl-Orff Grundschule, Traunwalchen, Germany.  Andrea has run workshops and education programs for teachers, kindergartners and adult students in university studies, Orff Schulwerk associations and similar institutions all over Europe, Asia, the USA, UK. Andrea has been a Lecturer for International Folkdances and she has lectured at the Orff Institute/University Mozaarteum Salzburg.

Joining Andrea will be a wonderful host of international and homegrown presenters.

For more details see the Vision 2020 website.

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