Professional Learning

2017 Professional Learning Program

Band Conducting Workshop, Wednesday June 28th, 4.30-7.30pm (Week 9, Term 2).

ASME (SA) is pleased to be collaborating with the Australian Band and Orchestra Director’s Association [ABODA] to present a practical Conducting workshop during which we are fortunate to have the services of the Burnside Youth Concert Band [BYCB]. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to conduct the BYCB, with preparation and guidance to be provided by ABODA (SA) President, Mr Darryl Pope.

Further details and registration information here.

Register online by June 19  JUNE 21 at:

ASME (SA) – SACE Music Consultation Forum – second free session was held on Tuesday May 2, 2017 – 7.30-9pm at EDC, Hindmarsh.

The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Music Subject Consultation process – closing date for responses was Friday 5th May 2017.

ASME (SA) Position Statement – see link here:  Asmesa Saceconsultationresponse

All documents relating to the SACE Music Subject Consultation process are available via the following link.

Link to flyer – Sace Music Consultation Forum1

Term 1

(a) Teacher forum: So, you want to build a school music program? – presented by Musica Viva In Schools, ASME & Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Keynote presenters: Dr Anita Collins and Dr James Cuskelly.

Saturday February 25, 2017, 8:30am – 1pm at Thebarton Community Centre, Corner South Road & Ashwin Parade, Torrensville. Link to flyer – Feb 25 Teacher Symposium A4

Bookings: $50, visit Places are limited, book early to secure your spot.

(b) SACE Benchmarking: Wednesday March 8, 5-6.30pm, Prince Alfred College, 23 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town. Link to flyer – Sace Benchmarking Final 2.

Register at:


Term 2

Conducting workshop – June 28

Term 2 vacation July 19 & 20 – non-residential Composing Camp (see Young Composers section for details)

Term 3

Indigenous Music Symposium – date to be advised.

Term 4  – Young Composers Awards Concert


In 2016, ASME’s Professional Learning Program included the following events:

Young Composers Awards Concert, Monday 28th November, 7.30pm, Hartley Concert Room, Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide, Kintore Avenue.

Jazz and Folk Music in your classroom – Saturday 5th November, 9am-1pm, at Unley High School. Link to flyer here – ASME Term 4 Flyer 2016  2016

Term 2Saturday 18th June, Brighton Secondary School – Young Composers in the Classroom – workshop for teachers.  Link to flyer – ASME T2 2016 Flyer Young Composers In The Classroom

Term 1: Saturday 19th March – Arts curriculum conference in conjunction with CEASA – Registration form here

Tuesday 22nd March, 4.30-6pm, SACE benchmarking, St Mary’s College, 253 Franklin St, Adelaide.

Detailed info here and Wufoo registration link here

Photos from some Professional Learning events:

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