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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Society for Music Education Tasmanian Chapter (incorporated).

Details of the meeting:

  • DATE: Saturday October 20, 2018
  • TIME: 10:00am
  • LOCATION: The Stables, Ross, Tasmania

Positions of Treasurer, Vice Chairperson and Newsletter Editor will be vacant at this meeting, and six general committee positions will also be declared vacant. NOMINATIONS are now being received in writing by email to the Secretary Catherine Johnston –


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Welcome from the Chair


 A little bit about our Chair

Cynthia Howard

Tasmanian Chair of the Australian Society for Music Education – Tasmania Chapter

Music Educator – Illawarra, Waimea Heights Primary and Sandy Bay Infant Schools

Cynthia Howard is the current Chair of ASME – Tasmanian Chapter and is a music teacher in three schools in Southern Tasmania. Cynthia started teaching after working in the Disability, Youth Crisis and Homelessness sectors. Cynthia has always enjoyed music as part of her life being immersed in music at an early age. Cynthia taught music privately for 15 years before moving into classroom music. Social issues have been an important part of Cynthia’s teaching with Cynthia taking an interest in Global Education which she believes offers a platform for greater understanding and acceptance for a diverse global community along with the notion of global citizenship and responsibility. Cynthia enjoys going to unfamiliar places to be challenged in her own thinking and to gain an understanding of cultural issues. Cynthia has gained a Graduate Certificate in Global Education and is continuing her post graduate studies at the University of Tasmania where she continues to focus on understanding the impact of music on social development. Cynthia holds the view that music education is an essential element in a holistic education for all human beings and is a powerful tool in uniting people across the globe.


Greetings all and welcome to our website. We are slowly updating many of our articles and hope to have more information here so you can find out what is on so you can book your Professional Learning opportunities for the year.

TASME offers two professional development workshops a year. Firstly with our annual TASME conference which is held towards the end of March each year followed up by a one day workshop in October.

TASME committee is busy with our professional development days

On Thursday the 26th of October we have Susie Davies-Splitter coming to Hobart to share some of her valuable resources. Susie has so many great ideas and resources for you in your classroom and she is always coming up with new ideas. This is a PD not to be missed.

TASME sends out eNewsletters at the beginning of each term to update you on new and relevant information. These can be found also on our webpage.

I have been to many music conferences around Australia and I am proud to say that Tasmania holds its own in providing quality Professional Development opportunities for educators, so don’t miss this conference and make yourself known. We all benefit by sharing as to do our students.


Cynthia Howard

At our Chapter Council meeting of 8 May 2015 we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Music Art Society Nepal the purpose of which is to support this charity and their work with underprivileged students. Our Chair, Cynthia Howard, will be managing this relationship for us. Cynthia often visits Nepal with friends and colleagues running workshops and getting to know our partners in Nepal. Thanks, Cyn!



Music Notes Zooming PastUpcoming Event: Sing, Dance, Uke and Play in the Orff way! Music Notes Zooming Past

A day of workshop sessions with Susie Davies-Splitter with a focus on the Orff process and incorporating recorders and ukuleles.

Please see flyer and registration form here: Flyer- Susie Davies Splitter workshop


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