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ASME XXIIIrd National Conference, 2021

ASME is pleased to announce that the ASME XXIIIrd National Conference is to be held in Hobart in 2021. The dates are: Wednesday September 29, Thursday September 30 and Friday October 1st, 2021. Further details, including the conference website, will be released early in 2020. Wendy Ross (National Secretary) is the conference convenor. A Conference Organising Committee is […]

Excellence in Indigenous Music Education Teacher Award

Inaugural ASME Indigenous Teacher Award presented, October 2019 The ASME XXIInd National Conference in Perth saw the inaugural ASME Indigenous Teacher Award presented to highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Shellie Morris, from the Northern Territory. In ASME Update (published in December, 2019) Shellie says: “I’ve worked in more than 70 remote Australian communities in my career, I’ve learnt […]

Vale Richard Gill – AO

VALE RICHARD GILL – AO ASME and the broader Music Education community pay tribute to Richard Gill AO who was born on November 4, 1941 and died at his home on Sunday 28 October, 2018 after a year-long battle with cancer. Richard was a champion of Australian music education and wanted all students to have […]

Congratulations to all nominees and winners – Inaugural Women in Music Awards

ASME congratulates the many fine artists, educators, composers, and contributors to the music world who were nominated for these inaugural awards. Winners included Dr Anita Collins, the first recipient of the Educator Award, along with Deborah Cheetham OA, who was a keynote presenter at last year’s National ASME conference in Melbourne. Please visit the site here to see the […]

Fantastic new “Performance Anxiety Resource Booklet” created and available for teachers and musicians! Link for FREE download here.

Dr Alison Daubney, PhD has recently written to ASME sharing this excellent resource. Dear Australian Music Educators, I am writing to you about a new, freely available publication on performance anxiety that was recently published in the U.K. by the Incorporated Society of Musicians, a subject association with around 8,000 members.  I am writing to because I think […]

Maiden Voyage Resource Kit – Offical Opening in Melbourne

Maiden Voyage Song Cycle – Composer Lorraine Milne  Teaching Resource Kit – developed and written by Julie Montague Funded by MGSE and ASME – Distributed by the AMC On Monday evening May the 23rd, the new resource kit to accompany Australian Composer, Lorraine Milne’s Song Cycle – Maiden Voyage was officially released at the Melbourne […]

Richard Gill’s Keynote Address from the 2015 National Conference!

Here it is. The full version of the Keynote address by Richard Gill at the recent 2015 National Conference in Adelaide. A great video to watch. A must for all music education advocates. A big thank you to Richard for allowing us to share this and to Keith Huxtable at Music EDnet for making this […]

Research study – ‘Music Trumps Reading for Childhood Development’

Following on from our previous posts since the National Conference in Adelaide, this great research link shares a study undertaken by Professor Graham Welch who was a keynote presenter and Professor Margaret Barrett, who has been ASME National President and ISME World President. Please enjoy this article and share the link with friends and colleagues.