Reaching Musical Heights in Orff-Schulwerk
22nd National ANCOS Conference
6-9 January 2025

Perth, Western Australia


Held in Perth, Western Australia, PINNACLE will showcase the very best of Music Education through the Orff-Schulwerk Pedagogy.

PINNACLE 2025 will explore teaching pedagogies and research within music education, the Orff-Schulwerk that is considered new, emerging or best practice and seek to explore what is happening at the peak of music education.

Date:       Monday 6 – Thursday 9 January 2025
Time:      9:00am-4:00pm
Venue:    Parmelia Hilton, Perth

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Headline (Apex) Presenters


Wolfgang Hartmann is a highly experienced and regarded music educator, lecturer and presenter, having studied at the University of Wurzburg and the Orff Institute, Salzburg.

His previous appointments include Director of Music at Carinthian State Conservatory (Klagenfurt), Lecturer at the Music University (Vienna) and the Orff Institute (Salzburg), visiting Professor at the Conservatory of Music (Shanghai) and the Central Conservatory (Beijing) and teacher at Musikene (Spain). Wolfgang has developed music education programs at Orff Modellschulen in Munich Bayerischer Rundfunk, the same radio station where Orff and Keetman first presented the Orff-Schulwerk and has presented Orff-Schulwerk workshops in more than 30 countries.


Estêvão Marques is an artist, teacher, and researcher rooted in the Brazilian tradition, combining songs, musical instruments, dances, and stories in a creative way.

He is a teacher at the “International Orff Course San Francisco, USA” and the “Orff-Schulwerk Certification Course in Spain”. Estêvão shares his knowledge about children’s games, music, and his own playful pedagogy in courses around the world: Brazil, Austria, United States, Turkey, Colombia, Uruguay, Netherlands, Portugal, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Thailand, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Taiwan, Spain, Argentina, and Australia.

He is the author of more than 20 books on art and education and the Director of the online course “Educando pela Brincadeira”. He has played with groups of great importance in the music scene, such as “Palavra Cantada”, “Chico César”, “Grupo Triii”, “Antônio Nobrega”, and the group “Barbatuques”.


Dr Robyn Staveley has been involved in music education for many years, her last position as Senior Lecturer in Music, Movement and Dance and EducationalPsychology at UTS (University of Technology Sydney). Robyn is well known throughout Australia and internationally as a presenter of teacher training courses (Levels) and workshops and has written many educational resources, materials and journal articles. Having completed a PhD on embedding cognitive neuroscience in music pedagogy, Robyn now presents workshops and interviews and runs a course in Neuropedagogy in Music.

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