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. The next handover date for instruments is Sat 16 Feb, 2019 in Melbourne. Visit our Instrument Hire page under ‘Resources’.
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