2017 Professional Learning Program
Indigenous Music Symposium – Thursday August 3rd, 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide.
How do we best incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in classroom music learning? What resources are available to us in South Australia that facilitate authentic cultural understanding that meets Australian Curriculum requirements? Join us as we hear from noted Indigenous Artists and Educators as we discuss what best practice is when teaching and using Aboriginal and Torres Strait Music in the classroom.
This symposium marks the beginning of a series of professional learning opportunities for music educators on this important topic. Following this symposium, teachers will have the opportunity to partake in innovative, collaborative inquiry project to further explore best practice and present professional learning for others.
The aims of this project are
– To develop a physical resource (PDF document) for teachers to access via the ASME website that will include reference materials, repertoire and information about ATSI music.
– To establish ongoing partnerships with relevant organisations, institutions, businesses and individuals to support the work into the future and
– To present professional learning opportunities to share the learning from the project.
- Professor Aaron Corn, Director of Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM)
- Corey Theatre, local Aboriginal musician who presents performances and workshops in schools (more info at https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/corey-theatre )
The Symposium will include a demonstration: teaching young children an Indigenous song.
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: http://tinyurl.com/mkubn9c
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
(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 www.stickytickets.com.au/45789. 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: https://tinyurl.com/ASME-SACE-2017
Conducting workshop – June 28
Term 2 vacation July 19 & 20 – non-residential Composing Camp (see Young Composers section for details)
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.
Term 2 – Saturday 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.
Photos from some Professional Learning events: