News from National conference in Sydney

Congratulations to the NSW chapter for hosting the ASME XXIV National conference which was a resounding success. Conference delegates were inspired by the keynote speakers – John Foreman, Brydie-Lee Bartleet, Jimmy Rotheram and Jessie Lloyd – as well as a large number of workshops and papers, trade display and performing groups. The ASME National Young […]

ASME Awards closing date in 2023

The closing date for the various ASME Awards is April 3, 2023 (which is 3 months prior to the National Conference). The Awards available include: ASME Teaching Award for Excellence in Indigenous Music Education, Callaway Doctoral Award and the ASME Music Educating for Life Awards. Details about the awards are available at

Free ASME membership for tertiary students

Tertiary students of music or music education can now become ASME members for FREE – students interested in this option can complete their Membership application in the Membership section of the website. Use the coupon code on the Membership page to access the free membership.

ASME National Young Composer Concert on Youtube

The livestream of the ASME National Young Composer concert, incorporating the presentation of the various ASME Awards, was broadcast on Thursday September 30, 2021. This concert was part of the ASME XXIII National Conference which was held online from Hobart September 29-October 1, 2021. The concert can be viewed on the ASME Youtube Channel here. […]

ASME Annual General Meeting 2021

Wednesday September 29 at 5:00pm EST, via Zoom – the link here: AGM Agenda AGM 2020 Minutes President’s Report Secretary’s Report Audited Financial Statement Treasurer Report

ASME XXIII National Conference – going virtual

ASME XXIII National Conference – Wednesday September 29, Thursday September 30 and Friday October 1st, 2021 – originally scheduled to be held in Hobart is now going virtual… The Conference will still be held over three days, however, delegates will be able to access all sessions for up to 6 months after the conference. The keynote […]

ASME national Facebook page

Here is the link to the ASME national Facebook page. Or search for: australian society for music education (asme)

Leaflet – Why Study Music?

This new resource, located in the Advocacy & Policy section of the ASME website, has been developed by the ASME Queensland Chapter. Rachael Dwyer, Chairperson of the ASME Qld Chapter, reported that many secondary school teachers had been telling them that there was a lot of confusion and anxiety about the recent changes to higher education […]

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 […]