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. It currently has a membership of approximately 350. VOSA is linked to ANCOS, the Australian National body representing Orff-Schulwerk.
VOSA offers a variety of professional development courses/workshops/conferences throughout the year. Annual events such as Back to School Day, the Early Childhood Conference of the Performing Arts (ECCPA) and the Orff Schulwerk Level Courses are eagerly anticipated by all members and others interested in music education and community music. Please browse our events page for more details.
VOSA also provides a newsletter to it’s members with teaching ideas, lesson samples and resource reviews.
Instrument hire is available to VOSA members, with marimbas and sets of xylophones available per term or for the full school year.
VOSA also has a large online resource store stocked with great books, CD’s and DVD’s.
“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
The Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association will take place at 6.30pm (for 7pm start) on Wednesday 17 October, 2018 at the McKinnon Hotel, corner McKinnon Road and Grange Road, McKinnon.
All Committee positions are open and if you are interested in nominating yourself or a colleague please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a nomination form. Nominations must be received by 5pm, 10 October 2018 via email to email@example.com or via mail to:
PO Box 4014
McKinnon Vic 3204
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org for a Proxy form and return to the above address or email.
If you would like to attend the AGM please advise Sharon Anderson via email at email@example.com by 15 October 2018.
Please arrive between 6.30pm and 7.00pm. The AGM will commence at 7.00pm sharp. You are invited to stay for dinner at the conclusion of the AGM also.