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Musicworks is the journal of the Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk and is published annually and distributed to all ANCOS affiliated members throughout Australia, as well as the wider educational community. It provides a national forum for refereed articles concerning the implementation of Orff ideas.

Assoc. Prof. Anne Power, Uni of Western Sydney

Editorial Review Board
Prof. Barbara Haselbach, Prof. Sam Leong, Margaret Moore, Kerry Rayner, Dr Carol Richards, Biddy Seymour, Assoc. Prof. Jane Southcott

The journal accepts scholarly articles of up to 6,000 words.  It welcomes articles from practitioners that include photos (with permissions) and music examples.  The due date for all submissions (articles and advertising) is April 1, each year.

Articles which are about improvising, Orff approaches in different countries and applications of the Orff process in various settings are especially welcomed.

To submit a paper for consideration send your typed double spaced, single sided copy to the editor (details below). Quoted music and material must have copyright permission before submitting. Copies of approvals should be included with your submission. All submissions should be sent to:

Attn Assoc Prof Anne Power
Musicworks Editor
c/- School of Education
University of Western Sydney
Locked Bag 1797 Penrith NSW 2747

Advertising is available within the publication at the following rates: 

Quarter page $75
Half page $150
Full page $300




All artwork should be sent to the ANCOS Administrator Sharon Anderson at by 1 April, each year. The journal will be published and distributed by July the same year.

The 2019 edition of ‘Musicworks’ is now available for download by ANCOS/Orff Society members.  Please click on "Download Musicworks" (below) and enter the password provided. 

Note: Musicworks is accessible free of charge to ANCOS/Orff Society members.  If you are a member and have not received your password, please contact your State Orff Association.

Non members who would like to access Musicworks can purchase a copy by contacting Sharon at or through the Informit website




ANCOS Donation Fund

You can now support music education and save on tax! The Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk has established the ANCOS Donation Fund to support Orff Schulwerk music education across Australia.

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