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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

6-9 January, 2020
Rydges Hotel on Swanston, Carlton, Victoria

The Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association (VOSA) are proud to be hosting the national Orff Schulwerk conference in 2020, 'Vision 2020'.

The conference will begin with a welcome reception on the evening of 6 January, and then be followed by 3 full days of sessions.  There will be a wonderful mix of both international and Australian presenters.



Robyn Staveley - 2018

ANCOS President, Michelle Rollins, delightedly announced at the Opening Ceremony of the Bridge Conference in Sydney, NSW, in January 2018, that Robyn Staveley was being presented The Award of Honour.


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.