ECCPA (Early Childhood Conference of the Performing Arts) 2017

19 & 20 August 2017

Genazzano Girls' School, Kew, Victoria

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Australia's Premier Early Childhood Conference of the Performing Arts.  Four streams of workshops run across the weekend, offering a wide range of topics and teaching styles (incl Orff, Kodaly, Special Needs) for those working with babies, toddlers and children aged 0-8 years.

For pre-school teachers, primary school teachers, care givers, special needs teachers, family day care workers, therapists, parents, students of music, maternal and child health nurses and anyone interested in working creatively with young children (0-8 years). 

This year's keynote presenter is Victoria Redfearn Cave (USA)

Victoria Redfearn Cave, M.Ed., graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and received her Masters in Education Leadership from Mary Baldwin College. In 2014, she received the award for the top student in the Graduate Teacher Education Program where she focused her thesis on assessment processes with adolescents. For over 20 years, Victoria has been teaching music, movement and choral studies to children. Victoria has taught primarily in independent schools in Washington, DC and Charlottesville, VA but has also been a choral director at the Levine School of Music and the Kennedy Center's Washington National Opera. Victoria apprenticed in children's choir conducting with Dr. Mary Goetze while at Indiana University.  She has also received conducting training from Doreen Rao's Choral Music Experience and Dr. Harlan Parker. Victoria received her Orff training at George Mason University and received a scholarship from the Orff Foundation to study at the Special Course in Salzburg, Austria. In addition to being a faculty member at the Mason Orff training program, she also trains teachers through the Orff Program at the University of Northern Colorado. Victoria is a national presenter and has written articles for the Orff Echo on creative movement topics for children. She lives in Charlottesville, VA where she is on full faculty and serves as the Arts Department Chair for the Learning Village at St. Anne’s-Belfield School. She is also the founder and Artistic Director of Mosaic Children's Choir. Her special topics of interest include: early childhood, movement with boys in the upper elementary years, visual arts integration, and assessment.

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Student Scholarship

In memory of Jenny Fogarty, VOSA awards a scholarship to one full time student studying early childhood or primary school education.  The awardee will receive complimentary registration for the entire two days of the ECCPA conference.

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Overseas Scholarship 

ECCPA Conference Scholarships are available to enable general class teachers & music educators from overseas countries, with demonstrated financial need, to attend an ECCPA conference.  These scholarships will contribute to the registration, travel, and accommodation costs up to AU$3,000.  Strict guidelines apply.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Accommodation suggestions

Pathfinder Motel (very basic)
380 Cotham Road
(Cnr Burke Rd & Cotham Rd)

Best Western Premier Hotel 115 (new, 4-5 star)
115 Cotham Road

Quest Serviced Apartments Mont Albert
741-745 Whitehorse Rd
Mont Albert

Quality Suites Beaumont Kew
7 Studley Park Road

Quest Serviced Apartments Kew
19-21 Walpole Street 

Wellington House
159 Wellington Street

Apartments @ Kew Q45 - The Park Avenue Group 
45 Pakington Street