The Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association is part of a world wide movement of music educators. VOSA is based in 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 membership offers:
- Discounted member rates at workshops, conferences, courses and sessions covering pre-school, primary and secondary areas.
- Excellent networking opportunities with like minded music educators and music professionals.
- Member only newsletter ‘Musette’ which include detailed class lesson plans/ideas, informative articles, course information, resource reviews and workshop reports.
- Quality music educational resources for sale, including books, CD’s and DVD’s.
- Instrument hire, marimbas and tuned percussion ensemble.
The VOSA committee is made up of committed Orff educators. They have a wealth of Australian and overseas experience participating in and presenting the Orff approach. This committee oversees the running of the Victorian Association and its members are a fantastic resource to anyone needing more information on Orff Schulwerk.
The constitution was updated on 18th November 2010. Click here to download a copy.
Code of Conduct
VOSA has a Code of Conduct to which members and presenters are required to adhere. Download a copy here.
VOSA offers a variety of professional development throughout the year. Whole day and half days in-service sessions are provided as well as conferences and workshops. Annual events such as Back to School Day, Living Music & Dance, 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 produces several newsletters a year for its members. The newsletter, Musette, informs members of upcoming events and includes many great ideas and musical examples for teaching through the Orff approach. The newsletter reflects on current music education issues and is an extremely rich source of Orff-friendly ideas. We welcome contributions from members. Contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org