music   movement   education
Welcome to the ANCOS Website.

ANCOS is the peak body of the Orff Schulwerk Movement in Australia and we are proud to be the Australian arm of an approach which has promoted such high calibre, creative and fulfilling music education throughout the world.

ANCOS has affiliate State Associations in Victoria, New South Wales (with a branch in the ACT), Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.

National Conference

2020 National Conference

6-10 January, 2020
ACU, Melbourne, Victoria

The 2020 website is under construction.  Stay tuned!



President's Report

Here you can find update reports from ANCOS President, Michelle Rollins.


Photographer: Daniela-Maria Brandt Carl Orff-Stiftung/Orff-Zentrum M√ľnchen

What is Orff Schulwerk?

Orff Schulwerk is a music education program pioneered by German Composer Carl Orff (1895-1982) and colleague Gunild Keetman. Its foundation was concerned with the child, the needs of the child and the emphasis on nourishing the musicality of each child through elemental activities of music and movement.