ASME Tasmania


Welcome to our ASME Tasmania website. This site contains information relevant to all music educators in our state, including Professional Learning opportunities, publications, meetings and conferences. As an organisation we are keen to work with our members and other interested organisations to provide a unified voice for music education in Tasmania. In Tasmania we have a considerable diversity of music education stakeholders drawn from infant, early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors and those involved in instrumental music education, retail, choral, classroom, and curriculum development. ASME includes and represents these interests in the State.

Please note that the TASME Commission ‘Walking in the Labyrinth’ by Karlin Love performed by the UTCMP Wind Orchestra released. This piece was commissioned from Karlin for the 2017 Australian Bands Championship to be held in Launceston. Please Click Here to listen! (Sound Cloud)

Thanks to all those who participated in the amazing TASME2016 State Conference. Some sixty music educators, around sixty student performers, retailers, keynotes and presenters made this a wonderful event for all. Feedback has included “Great venue, excellent time-keeping, approachable presenters and diverse topics made this conference a pleasure to attend”, and “There was so much good variety of topics that I wanted to do it all!”. Thanks to all who presented including our two keynotes Stephen Leek and Deb Smith. Thanks also to the student performing groups: ManChoir (Scotch Oakburn College); Scotch Oakburn College Senior Stage Band; The Fellas (Launceston Church Grammar School); The Launceston College Dance Fever Band; and, the East Launceston Primary School Choir. TASME 2017 State Conference will be in Hobart and we will keep members informed of details as the become available – see you there!

Please note that TASME will be bringing Katie Wardrobe to Launceston for one day only – 21 October. You will need to secure your place for this session, the flier is locate here and you can book your place by emailing

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 underprivelaged students. Vice Chair Cynthia Howard will be managing this relationship for us. We have also recently forwarded funds to Music Art Society to purchase 3 guitars, 3 violins and 1 keyboard (there is a more detailed News post about this). Our Vice Chairperson Cynthia Howard is also visiting Nepal during Term 1 holidays running workshops and getting to know our partners in Nepal. Thanks Cyn.

A group of 8 Tasmanian members visited the 2015 National Conference in Adelaide. Inspirational presentations and great conversations with colleagues and friends. Congratulations to those who presented papers or workshops: Karlin Love, Cynthia Howard, Meredith Morrell and Bill Baker.

National Conference 2015 Adelaide

L-R Karlin Love, Dave McNamara, Cynthia Howard, Paul Mannion, Meredith Morrell, Wendy Ross, yours truly, and Jane Harvey.

Congratulations also to our 2015 Young Composer Rhys Gray who had his composition Der Bildungsroman (literally ‘The Novel of Formation’) performed by the Australian String Quartet.

Rhys And Cyn

Cynthia Howard (Vice Chairperson) and 2015 Young Composer Rhys Gray.

Please visit our Facebook site. We would love to welcome you as a member of our organisation!

Yours sincerely

Dr Bill Baker
Tasmanian Chapter Chair

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